(CNN) - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's veto of her state's so-called "birther bill" could reflect part of a GOP shift away from a fringe but vocal group that claims President Barack Obama was not born in the United States, analysts say.
"It was an untenable political situation," said Darrell West, vice president of government studies at the Washington-based Brookings Institution. "It seems clear that those who question Obama's birthplace represent a fringe element in the Republican Party."
If the "birther bill" is applied to all candidates for public office in Arizona, John McCain would be out as its US Senator. There is no evidence Obama was not born in the United States, and his birth records in Hawaii prove it. John McCain admits he was not born in the United States.
I didn't know that Jan Brewer had it in her to do the right thing. I was wrong, she sure isn't your typical Republican.
Maybe Jan learned the lesson that junior high school students often learn the hard way that its bad to hang with the wrong crowd.
the reason this birther stuff is still in the news is because that is ALL the GOP has to run on at the moment. They can't talk about the budget they balanced, the economy they have improved. nor the jobs they created so they have to keep the base happy and excited. I am happy that Gov Brewer decided to be the 'adult in the room" about this issue even though I doubt it will go away and she may have made some Tea Party folk p/eod but then so be it.