Four North Carolina Republican candidates are expressing doubts and denials about President Obama’s birth certificate.
Richard Hudson, who is running for a congressional seat in the state’s 8th district, said Pres. Obama is “hiding something on his citizenship,” according to RollCall.com.
The Charlotte Observer recently rescinded its endorsement of Jim Pendergraph, who is running for a congressional seat in the 9th district, after he expressed doubts about Obama’s birth certificate: “I have reason to be suspicious. But I don’t know. I haven’t seen the facts. I think there’s a lot of smoke and generally when there’s smoke there’s got to be fire somewhere.”
The Charlotte Observer now reports that Dr. John Whitley, one of Hudson’s opponents in tomorrow’s GOP primary, declared Obama’s birth certificate a “poorly reproduced forgery” after comparing it to the Hawaiian birth certificate of one of his campaign workers.
Dr Whitley said: “There is a tremendous amount of smoke here. In fact, it’s called a smoke screen.”
Ilario Pantano, running in the 7th district, added: “The way I see this is whether he was born on the moon or Nicaragua or Honolulu, the bottom line is he has to be defeated in November."
UPDATE: Dr. John Whitley still denies that President Obama's birth certificate is legitimate to Anderson Cooper on CNN.