Since Obama wants to play cat and mouse games with the American public, I may as well join the game by offering up another theory for journalists, biographers, and historians to consider.
Barack Obama's personal life is not an open book, in large part because the man deliberately keeps many details under lock and key. There are a number of questions he prefers to leave unanswered, such as: was he adopted by his Indonesian stepfather; who funded his college education; what were his grades in school; what scholarships if any did he receive; what kind of visas did he acquire; what passport(s) did he use as a child, a teenager and an adult; what's the name of the doctor who delivered him and in which hospital; was he really born in Hawaii or elsewhere? (Sorry, the COLB doesn't answer the latter questions.) To ensure that all of these questions and many more remain unanswered, Barack Obama has paid massive sums of taxpayer money to his lawyers, and perhaps to others, to keep a lid on certain areas of his life's story. Why? Why? Why?
I don't know the answers, but my gut instinct tells me that a person with nothing to hide would never go to these lengths to keep the public he claims to serve in the dark over mundane questions such as these. His behavior does nothing to build trust. His declining poll numbers certainly indicate he is losing popularity.
Here's how the game works. Let's assume just for the sake of argument that Obama fails, not only the "natural born Citizen" test, but also the citizen test. (In case you didn't know, there is a difference in definitions.) Let's also assume that as a young man, Obama didn't necessarily want to become an American citizen, but he did want to milk America for its lifestyle, perks, privileges, and maybe even a little bit of fame. How could he achieve those goals, yet retain his foreign citizenship (wherever that might be)? It's relatively easy -- obtain a green card. Assuming the above scenario were true, there are two typical ways Obama could have acquired a green card:
(1) by asking an employer to sponsor his application; or (2) by marrying Michelle, an American citizen, and requesting an Adjustment of Status using form i-485. Be sure to click those links to understand the process.
Obama was hired for his first job in 1991 after graduating from Harvard, and several other jobs followed or overlapped. Any of these employers could have agreed to sponsor Obama if they were motivated enough to put his services to work for the entity. Barack also married Michelle in 1992. According to a Wikipedia bio:
In 1991, Obama accepted a two-year position as Visiting Law and Government Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School to work on his first book. He then served as a professor at the University of Chicago Law School for twelve years—as a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996, and as a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004—teaching constitutional law.
From April to October 1992, Obama directed Illinois's Project Vote, a voter registration drive with ten staffers and seven hundred volunteer registrars; it achieved its goal of registering 150,000 of 400,000 unregistered African Americans in the state, and led to Crain's Chicago Business naming Obama to its 1993 list of "40 under Forty" powers to be. In 1993 he joined Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland, a 13-attorney law firm specializing in civil rights litigation and neighborhood economic development, where he was an associate for three years from 1993 to 1996, then of counsel from 1996 to 2004, with his law license becoming inactive in 2002.
From 1994 to 2002, Obama served on the boards of directors of the Woods Fund of Chicago, which in 1985 had been the first foundation to fund the Developing Communities Project, and of the Joyce Foundation. He served on the board of directors of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge from 1995 to 2002, as founding president and chairman of the board of directors from 1995 to 1999.If an employer was motivated to hire Obama, was it because of his purported "brilliance," his narcissistic malleability, his radical politics, his affirmative action qualifications, and/or a promise of significant financial, political, or other reward to the institution for hiring him? If Obama was foreign born, or lost his citizenship through adoption, and an employer felt motivated to sponsor him so that he could obtain a green card, there would have been a number of faculty, administrators, and/or staff members involved in filing the government paperwork. If such people exist, can anyone find them?
As for Barack's marriage to Michelle, it is impossible to discern whether he might have wed her for love or for a green card, again assuming the above scenarios were fact. Certainly, he now has a wife who "seems" devoted to him, and two lovely daughters. As I recall, though, Bill and Hillary Clinton were "secretly" photographed while dancing together on a private beach. In truth, this was an orchestrated PR campaign to make them "seem" a happy couple. The media, and the Clintons, were playing the public for fools. Thus, it isn't necessarily a good idea to trust the sugar-coated family pictures we see of the Obamas, in part because some rumors about Barack's predilections still persist.
Just wanted to give JR readers something new to think about, and possibly to investigate.