After several days of quotes that suggesting President Barack Obama might not be a U.S. citizen, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is finally denying that he's a birther.
In an interview published in PARADE magazine Sunday, Perry
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) had enough of the birther talk Tuesday, all but calling out Perry by name.
"Republican candidates should categorically reject the notion that President Obama was not born in the United States," Bush told The Washington Post. Republican strategist Karl Rove has also warned that the birther talk only served to "marginalize" Perry.
On Wednesday, Perry finally decided to admit that he had "no doubt" that the birth certificate was real.
"I don't think I was expressing doubts," the Texas governor told Bay News 9. " I was just having some fun with Donald Trump... ya know lighten up a little bit. I have no doubt about it."
Anyone who closely followed the 2000 presidential election fiasco in Florida remembers that one of the key reasons that George W. Bush "won" the state was the fact that thousands of black voters were falsely purged from the voter rolls in Read more...
The country's most prominent Republican birther says that one of his party's early frontrunners for the 2016 presidential nomination may "perhaps not" be eligible to run if he was born in Canada.