birther

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birther

One who believes and/or promotes the disproven claim that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, not the US, and therefore should have been ineligible to serve as US president, as per the requirements of the US Constitution. (Obama was actually born in Hawaii.) Birthers sure like to keep that Obama conspiracy theory alive, don't they?
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"I'm not a birther. I believe that the president was born in Hawaii, or at least, I hope he was," The Washington Post quoted Bennett, as saying.
"I am not a birther, I am an enemy of the birthers," Matthews said.
Speaking in his native Michigan, Romney appeared to have suddenly become a birther. He took a jab at Obama's birth certificate, a debunked claim that still remains an issue for some who question whether Obama's place of birth is the United States -- and, therefore, whether he could legitimately be president.
They may have calculated that a birther candidate will only appeal to Republican primary voters while repulsing independents.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Such a candidate is unelectable.