Why did he wait so long, almost three years after Clinton supporters first claimed Obama was born abroad, for Obama to release the original documentation?
There certainly were political strategies involved. But that cannot explain it all.
It was Obama’s enormous ego. Challenged, he sought to control the dialogue and the flow of information, and the harder people pushed, the more he dug in.
It was only when his reelection was threatened — which would be an even bigger blow to his ego — that he took the easy step of sending a letter requesting a certified copy of the original document.
And when he finally was forced to release it, he laughed that is was all so silly.
Digging in, obstinacy, control of the message, and an arrogant dismissive attitude, it’s the hallmark of this administration. And it’s all about him.
But you knew that.