Trump and the birth issue
The eponymous author of the blog OneSTDV writes:
Any thoughts on Donald Trump taking up the birther issue in a rather measured fashion, much as you suggested in writing about it a few months back?LA replies:
That’s true, he is, as far as I can see, following the approach to the birth issue that I have recommended and use myself, which is (a) to stay strictly with the incontrovertible fact that Obama has concealed his birth certificate, (b) to demand that he reveal his birth certificate, and (c) to avoid trafficking in the various alternative speculative theories of Obama’s birth. This is very good.Buck O. writes:
Trump may be looking for some kind of reaction—that he’s not getting so far. Speculating that Obama may be withholding his birth certificate because he might be a Muslim—may be pushing it. Trump does sound like he’s not going to let this go.LA replies:
If he is doing that, then he is not following the ONLY approach that can work, which is to stay with the issue of the missing birth certificate and avoid all invidious and speculative accusations against Obama which only serve to discredit the accuser.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 31, 2011 07:21 PM | Send