Alternative theories about President Obama's birthplace espoused by entrepreneur Donald Trump and other far-right-wing conservatives have left a sour taste in many liberals' mouths. The president, however, has decided to use the issue to turn lemons into lemonade, according to a Politico report, and in the process raise some much-needed campaign cash:
"It appears that my opponent has no problem hosting campaign events with someone who is questioning whether I was born in America.
"They know it's nonsense. But they've decided that the radical fringe of their party will do more to elect Mitt Romney than the truth will.
"You and I can't tell them how to run their campaign.
"But we can make sure it is a losing one. Make a donation before the midnight deadline."
The president signs off with a shout out to his native state of Hawaii: "Aloha, Barack."
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