Sunday, October 23, 2011
The list of reasons Rick Perry is ill-suited to be the next president of the United States just keeps growing. Add “birther” to the list.
In a Q&A in Parade Magazine on October 23, 2011, Perry was asked if he believes President Barack Obama was born in the U.S.? His responses follow:
Governor, do you believe that President Barack Obama was born in the United States?
“I have no reason to think otherwise.”
That’s not a definitive, “Yes, I believe he”—
“Well, I don’t have a definitive answer, because he’s never seen my birth certificate.”
But you’ve seen his.
“I don’t know. Have I?”
You don’t believe what’s been released?
“I don’t know. I had dinner with Donald Trump the other night.”
“That came up.”
And he said?
“He doesn’t think it’s real.”
And you said?
“I don’t have any idea.”
Once the clear GOP front runner, Perry is now at fourth place or a paltry 9%.
With his popularity quickly evaporating with potential voters, Rick Perry has found a kindred spirit in Orly Taitz, the so-called “Birther Queen”.
Taitz told Think Progress that Perry was receptive to her
obsession message about President Obama’s birth certificate and said he would even bring the issue up during his campaign.