Obama Born In Hawaii: New York Times
Well, although this is certainly not conclusive, since all y'all have been unable to produce a single piece of reliable evidence documenting where Obama was born, I started digging around Google Book Search, and, having found nothing significant there, I started digging in the New York Times archive.
There is an article there from the February 6, 1990 issue titled "First Black Elected to Head Harvard's Law Review".
The article is about a certain then 28-year-old graduate of Columbia University who spent four years heading a community development program for poor blacks on Chicago's South Side and then went to law school.
They name his late father as Barack Obama, who had served as a finance minister in Kenya, and his mother as Ann Dunham, an American anthropologist who was doing fieldwork in Indonesia at that time.
The next sentence says, "Mr. Obama was born in Hawaii."
Now, I suppose it's possible he thought even back then he was going to run for President, I don't think it particularly likely.
Obama was at least under the impression that he was born in Hawaii in 1990.
Now - one more question - assuming somehow that Obama actually WAS born in Kenya and he was somehow led to believe that he was born in Hawaii, where the heck would someone go to challenge his swearing-in??
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