Obama is saying he released his long-form birth certificate now because he didn’t want the issue obscuring the presidential political debate. But I don’t think the man is that chivalrous and the disclosure is actually a product of his own political calculus. There was more to be lost keeping the issue alive than there was to be gained by tarring the Republicans as the party of “birthers.”
Now we can put all that behind us. Come 2013, Obama can live anywhere he wants in America, except 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.