Unfortunately, politics has come down to money. I remember reading that Ron Paul raised a ton of money through small donations, mostly from the enlisted. But it wasn't enough, I guess.
Back to the birther thing - I have been thinking about that. Here is the problem. If Trump or some other leading candidate brings it up, they think Obama must now prove he is a citizen. No, now they must prove he is not. They need to prove a negative.
Obama has already supplied a copy of the birth certificate he received from the state of Hawaii. The birthers said it was fake. Then the State officials said he was born there. NOW the birthers not only have to prove that he was not born in the US, they must also prove there was a conspiracy. And then there were the birth announcements in the newspapers. The conspiracy widens...
Did anyone see Jimmy Kimmel the other night? I thought it was strange that Trump made a big deal that the birth announcements were posted eight days after Obama's birth. "That was eight days later" Trump said (or something like that). He said it twice. Kimmel speculated that the Obama team had a time machine and went into future and found out that he would be President so they went back in time and added birth announcements - but they screwed up and put the announcements into the paper eight days later.
I always liked Mike Huckabee. I didn't care for Mitt Romney much, but both are way better than Donald Trump. I admire the guy and read two of his books, but he will screw up the GOP's chances, IF he is the nominee.