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February 17th, 2011
09:42 PM ET

Bachmann won't say president is citizen

CNN's John King talks with panel members about the "birther" debate surrounding President Obama.

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  1. Dan Zogaib

    I have no doubt that he is a citizen. However, it is the birth certificate you showed that adds fuel to the fire of those that think he is not a citizen. I was born in 1962 in LA County, about the same era as the President. While the latest copy of my birth certificate is on modern paper like the one you showed on your show, the actual vital information is photocopied onto that paper from the original "Certificate of Live Birth" from 1962 with my mother's signature on it. I bet if you checked yours. it is the same. The fact that all he has to show is a computer printout is the main argument that many people are using. Where is his original "Certificate of Live Birth" from 1963, or whatever year he was born?

    February 17, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  2. fdlstyx

    It did not matter for any President until this one – our first Black President.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  3. tom wren

    did I hear it right? Rollins saying that even if there was evidence that obama was not born in the US is doesn't matter, he is the president and we should move on.

    Is he serious??? I am no birther and believe that Obama is not only a citizen which is not the requirement to be president (but reaped sever times during the segment as if that was the requirement to be president) but that he was born in the US and therefore fulfils the constitutional requirement. . However to say as Rollins did that even if there was evidence to prove otherwise it is on no consequence because he is the president and we should just move on speaks volumes about what is wrong the America as interpreted by the taking heads such as Rollins. If there was evidence that Obama was not born in the US then his presidency would be illegal according to the constitution and that is of great consequence.

    It I not enough to be born in America, to be an America one needs to understand what America is .

    One of the many things that makes America the best of all nations is the rule of law, and to cavalierly dismiss the constitution as flippantly as Rollins did, shows that Rollins is Un-American and has no business interpreting America for Americans.

    February 17, 2011 at 10:47 pm |