Neil Abercrombie, the newly elected democratic governor of Hawaii has embarked on a campaign to end the birther controversy by physically locating President Obama’s birth certificate. Recently, he has publicly released a statement saying that he is still unable to locate the physical document. Hawaii governor says Obama's birth record 'exists' but can't produce it | Mail Online Obviously news of this sort will fuel speculation that Obama is not actually and American citizen and therefore not qualified to be our President under the Constitution. However, as we all know, the President is one of the most gifted politicians we have witnessed in modern times. His ability to navigate even the hairiest political front has allowed for impressive legislative successes, in an impressively short period of time. But why hasn’t the President personally squashed this assault on his eligibility? Why has he allowed his political enemies to gain steam and support by chopping away at a glaring weakness such as this? As it turns out, there is a strong likelyhood that the answer to this daunting question is a very obvious one. What if Obama truly is a natural born American citizen? Rush may have hit the nail on the head during today’s program. He speculates that this is merely political jockeying, with the intent to deal a massive credibility blow to opponents of the President that have barked up the birther tree: Governor of Hawaii Can't Find Barack Obama's Birth Certificate? Think of the potential reaction when, in September or October of 2012, President Obama’s physical birth certificate is produced, proving that he is indeed, an American citizen. Imagine the backlash directed at politicians who have publicly taken the stand that Obama should be impeached because he is not an American citizen. How much credibility will they still have after they are made to look like fools on CNN and MSNBC? What will be the reaction of independent and center right voters who begin to perceive the “right wing” of the Republican party has resorted to wild and baseless accusations? Would a majority of Americans support a “birther” presidential candidate if Obama’s original certificate proved he was born on US soil? It has always been my opinion that the country of the President’s origin should not and will not be on trial during the 2012 election. Instead, the trial will be based on policy and the direction of the country. This is all that really matters anyways.