And it is about damn time that his campaign released the original of the document certifying his birth in a Hawaii hospital into the hands of an objective party.
FactCheck.org staffers have now seen, touched, examined and photographed the original birth certificate. We conclude that it meets all of the requirements from the State Department for proving U.S. citizenship. Claims that the document lacks a raised seal or a signature are false. We have posted high-resolution photographs of the document as "supporting documents" to this article. Our conclusion: Obama was born in the U.S.A. just as he has always said.
The piece cited above makes pretty clear what I asserted earlier -- the image of the document released earlier was a true image of a real document. And for what it is worth, it contains more information than the document the my wife used a couple of weeks ago to get back in the US after our trip to Canada -- a document I know with 100% certainty was issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania because I ordered it myself on her behalf.
I still think he ought to issue a copy of the original birth record filled out by the staff at the hospital where he was born, but I have always taken the earlier release to be legitimate. I do, however, still wonder if there might be some embarrassing information that keeps a true copy of the original document from being released.