Originals or microfiches have never been found. No actual copies of newspapers with these announcements have ever been found. The announcements appear at an inappropriate time, missing baby’s name, place of birth and gave a false address for the purported parents, who, it is said, never even lived together. Some say the birth certificate number belongs to Virginia Sunahara,
who died shortly after birth and – guess what?- her birth certificate can’t be located.
By Shawn Glasco
What a long, strange journey it has been for the records of Barack Obama’s birth.
Couldn’t the Obama camp just “release a copy of his birth certificate”?
So asked Jim Geraghty of the National Review on June 9, 2008. Geraghty posed this question in response to an item in Politifact, the Tampa Bay Times fact-checking service, which seemed to dispel internet rumors that Obama’s full name was in fact “Barack Hussein Muhammed Obama.”
Politifact researchers could find no public record of Obama’s with the name “Muhammed” in it. But that was not all they failed to find. They also proved unable “to obtain a copy of Obama’s birth certificate,” finally conceding that Obama’s “campaign would not release it and the state of Hawaii does not make such records public.”
On June 12, 2008, just three days after Geraghty’s inquiry, a simple-looking Obama birth certificate mysteriously appeared on the website Daily Kos. The website’s founder Markos Moulitsas, author of the Saul Alinsky-inspired Taking On the System: Rules for Radical Change in a Digital Era, emphatically stated, “[H]ere is Obama’s birth certificate.”