None of it is enough, though, for the right-wing conspiracy theorists whose goal is to delegitimize the President and detract from health care reform and other parts of his agenda. If Obama were to comment on this issue, he would be giving it credence–and his political enemies know that.
The fun part of the interview, however, came when Matthews drew out the logical extensions of the claim made by Liddy and other wingnuts that Obama was not born in the United States. An unusually subdued Liddy could not respond to the implications of his charge: If Obama was neither born nor naturalized here, is he an illegal alien who should be picked up? Matthews also wondered who was in on the conspiracy going back to 1961: two generations of the Obama family, educators at Columbia and Harvard Law, Hawaiian officials, the Obama administration, those who produced the birth certificate? Watch: