On the May 24 post about birther Orly Taitz‘s endorsement of American Independent Party (AIP) presidential candidate Laurie Roth, some IPR readers/contributors wondered about the views of fellow AIP candidate and current Constitution Party nominee Virgil Goode on birtherism.
A reader named “just asking”, asked:
Has Rep. Goode staked out a position on British Barry’s usurpation yet?
Trent Hill responded:
Goode hasn’t said anything on the issue of “birtherism”. I’d guess he won’t.
Paulie then commented:
Birtherism (better known as barferism) was ridiculously tiresome when it began and has grown much more so with time. It even makes other conspiracy theories look worse through association, even though some of them may have merit. Goode will probably be too smart to make it an issue, but for the LP’s sake I hope he does, although I won’t enjoy seeing it creep its ugly head up in articles and comments here more as a result.
After reading these posts, I decided to find out for myself. On May 24, I sent an e-mail to Goode, which read:
The readers at IPR (Independent Political Report) have wanted to know your thoughts on the Obama Birth Certificate controversy. What is your opinion of the “birthers” ?
Today, Goode responded:
I would like to see the original birth certificate of President Obama. I assume that there exists an original file with the physician signed paper. Until I have the opportunity to see such original material I am reserving further comment.