BLITZER’S BLOG: New Details on Obama’s Hawaii Birth
June 18th, 2012
02:48 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: New Details on Obama’s Hawaii Birth

(CNN) – For some of the so-called birthers out there, there’s probably nothing that will convince them that President Obama was actually born in Hawaii.

But for those who might still have even a little bit of an open mind, they should read David Maraniss’ new book on the president, “Barack Obama: The Story.” Maraniss provides new details of Obama’s birth, including a contemporaneous letter referring to the birth of a baby to a Caucasian mother and an African father.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    The entire birther movement is ridiculous. Don't they realize that it was the George W. Bush administration appointed Presidential Election Commission that certified the documents back in 2008, and made a report to Congress that all was well so that they could certify the results of the general election?

    June 18, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. g

    more worried about what planet willard the robot came from

    June 18, 2012 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. ja

    some people will beleive what is convinent to support irrational acts and behavior, their is a segment that say Elvis and Tupac is alive

    June 18, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  4. Pete

    These birther comments are getting on my nerves,it time to stop your racism now.Bill Maher had a comedian on that was a Pres.Obama look alike acting just like the republicans think he does,saying to all the poor people out there wanting what the rich have ,"don't worry if I'm elected I'll get it for you!!"He was great,throwing food stamps to the audience and his act was throwing it right in the republicans face,pretty funny if ya ask me,he was right on how the rightwingers view him,that's what was so funny about their total misconception of this president that gets me laughing,their total ignorence, that's the punch line of that joke..Their joke will go down in flames in November,then they'll understand the joke,its Romney stupid didnt ya get it!!!

    June 18, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. macrasta

    @Rudy.... interesting info... and Bush and party won't speak up??

    June 18, 2012 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Joan

    Donald Trump should read this book although he would probably say it was all a conspiracy too. The people who continue the birther movement just make themselves look stupider every day.

    June 18, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    Now I do not care even if he is born in New Delhi or Hyderabad, India.

    June 18, 2012 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Birthers are as dumb as dirt, so they would not believe it if they had actually witnessed the birth.

    June 18, 2012 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. Name willardbullock

    I am strongest belived that his grandmother are alright saying her word that obama was born in keynea. So maybe obama make trying give her make confession

    June 18, 2012 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. cali girl

    Enough already! This was a laid to rest issue in 2008.
    I would rather hear about the Michigan Speaker who threw out the women for using the term to describe their body part.

    June 18, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. Myviewis

    If I have to believe a New book written confirming Obama's birth in Hawaii than I must believe the other books also written to convince me of the opposite. Both Democrats and Republicans will write what they want the voter to believe. Only Stanley Ann Dunham Obama's passport of entry and exiting Hawaii to Kenya when pregnant can prove of disprove all these theories. I can see that Stanley would have travelled to Kenya to meet her in-laws and visit her husband's hometown, any bride would have done so. Maybe she stayed longer than she had planned and gave birth in Kenya. It happens to many women when they travel pregnant. Even illegal immigrants in the USA are able to obtain a driver's license and even attend college. Birth certificates can be issued to babies born at home so if she claimed he was born at home the hospital gave her a birth certificate. Maybe she felt better to say born at home in Hawaii than Kenya being that in those days Americans were not exactly crazy about Africa and it would complicate Stanley when traveling with Obama to the USA to visit family, friends. I can see that story happening. Bottom line, he's president, our economy is in trouble, elections are around the corner.

    June 18, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    g wrote:

    more worried about what planet willard the robot came from
    -----------------
    Tattooine. He was the prototype for C3PO.

    June 18, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  13. ST

    Who said that all ignorants must be eliminated? In order to put things in balance, there must be a room for them. I never heard any country on earth that doesn't have any! Why not here?

    June 18, 2012 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  14. Obama - Protecting the rights of ILLEGAL ALIENS to invade our country while SUING states to make sure they can vote as well

    Why does the LSM keep this birther BS going??? It's just like the bogus "war on women" BS. Just another one of your distractions from the real issues like the horrible economy and lack of jobs. Carrying some Obama water are we?

    June 18, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  15. demwit

    All the progress we've made in the last 3 yrs and Wolf is still talking about whether or not Obama was born in the US!?
    Give it a rest Wolfer!!

    June 18, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  16. chilly g

    some republicans are so hateful that thay could never except the fact the americans elected obama as our president
    and they will do every thing they can to discredit him. the oconomy is second to them .

    June 18, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  17. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    The birthers know President Obama was born in the U.S., what they're really protesting is the fact he isn't a decendent of slavery, you heard me. President Obama was born in the U.S. to a white woman from Kansas, who was free, and to a Kenyan born father who was never a slave. Birthers want a Black man to have ancestory slavery but at the same time deny the fact that they didn't benefit from slavery so they can't be blamed.

    June 18, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  18. Rudy NYC

    macrasta

    @Rudy.... interesting info... and Bush and party won't speak up??
    ----------
    Bush doesn't have to speak out on the issue. The commission is an independent group, which conducts the general election and oversees it. The sitting POTUS traditionally has the honor of selecting the lead members.

    The birther politicians count on the fact that most people just simply do not know the actual facts of how a President-Elect's credentials are checked. In fact, the check has to be done before the candidate can even get his name on the ballot.

    June 18, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  19. Getoverit

    These birther comments are getting on
    my nerves,it time to stop your racism
    now.

    #############################

    Really? I'm really curious to know how you can link questioning someone's birthplace to racism. A president is REQUIRED TO BE A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. I'm not saying that Obama is not, but to blindly attempt to pull the race card here is lunacy. Get over yourself!

    June 18, 2012 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  20. Bonnie

    Please.....Stop insulting the people who were born, are born and will be born in the State of Hawaii !!

    June 18, 2012 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  21. silverbull8

    Race isn't a quality of eligibility to become a US President, so don't play it here. If Romney's father was the candidate, then you'd be a birther.

    June 18, 2012 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  22. Joan

    To the lady who commented that Pres. Obama's old grandmother had said Barack Obama was born in Kenya, she was right. His father, Barack Obama Sr. WAS born in Kenya and therefore what she said was true but it was his father, NOT HIM. Quit taking things out of context and twisting the truth. To the person who said that the young bride would have gone to Kenya to meet her in-laws and then stayed longer and had the baby there, get real. They were college students who probably had next to no money. They would never have been able to afford an expensive plane trip to Kenya and why would an American risk having her baby in Kenya when she could go to a modern hospital in Hawaii? You are grasping at straws and the ignorance is pretty sad..

    June 18, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  23. silverbull8

    Barack H. Obama II, was not properly vetted as a presidential candidate in 2008.
    He was born by direct-blood relation to a British citizen, and thus was born a dual UK/US citizen, not a natural born citizen.
    Wake up America!
    There can only be one person considered as natural born citizen in the US and it is the President, except Obama fails to meet NBC status, as he was never "native born of two US Citizen parents." Obama is not eligible, and cannot be made eligible, to be in a presidential election. Obama, is a US Citizen, and can vote and be a US Senator, judge, mayor, sheriff, but not President.

    June 18, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  24. silverbull8

    There are only sixteen (16) ways to create a US citizen, by native birth, except only four (4) would
    be eligible to become a US President. This narrows the scope of eligibility of president in
    order to protect the Executive Branch from foreign rule. COTUS A2S2C5.

    (Jus soli + jus sanguinis = second-generation citizen or natural born citizen)
    1. Father native born citizen + Mother native born citizen = natural born citizen
    2. Father naturalized citizen + Mother native born citizen = natural born citizen(1)
    3. Father native born citizen + Mother naturalized citizen = natural born citizen
    4. Father naturalized citizen + Mother naturalized citizen = natural born citizen(2)

    (Jus soli or jus sanguinis = native born citizen or first-generation citizen)
    5. Father native born citizen + Mother permanent resident alien = native born citizen
    6. Father native born citizen + Mother Mother non-immigrant alien = native born citizen
    7. Father naturalized citizen + Mother permanent resident alien = native born citizen
    8. Father naturalized citizen + Mother non-immigrant alien = native born citizen
    9. Father permanent resident alien + Mother native born citizen = native born citizen
    10. Father permanent resident alien + Mother naturalized citizen = native born citizen
    11. Father permanent resident alien + Mother permanent resident alien = native born citizen(3)(4)(5)
    12. Father permanent resident alien + Mother non-immigrant alien = native born citizen
    13. Father non-immigrant alien + Mother native born citizen = native born citizen(6)
    14. Father non-immigrant alien + Mother naturalized citizen = native born citizen
    15. Father non-immigrant alien + Mother permanent resident alien = native born citizen
    16. Father non-immigrant alien + Mother non-immigrant alien = native born citizen

    1.) Mitt Romney (1947)
    2.) Perkins v Elg (1939)
    3.) Wong Kim Ark (1898)
    4.) Marco Rubio (1971)
    5.) Piyush "Bobby" Jindal (1971)
    6.) Barack H Obama (1961)

    Barack H Obama, Marco Rubio, and Bobby Jindal fail eligibility.

    June 18, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  25. mike

    Wolf Blitzer trying to take the focus off the real issues. He is a good soldier for obama. Unfortunately nobody watches his show on CNN. So he can say the sky is falling and it doesn't matter. Blitzer is irrelevant.

    June 18, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
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