When asked, Hillary did say Obama was a citizen “as far as she knew”. That was telling enough, as if she was pushing reporters to find out the truth. Truth is, it was probably too risky for her to pursue this track especially if he whips out a birth certificate and she loses all the black vote. In hindsight, knowing the outcome as it turned out, I think the Clintons probably would’ve pursued it harder and had their minions in the press start asking the question. I think they thought all along that Hillary would prevail in the end, so they didn’t want to risk the backlash.
Your comments are right on the mark. Drudge reports that McCain’s lawyers investigated the BC issue also, but found nothing conclusive. Furthermore, I do not remember any real controversy until the BC was posted online in June(?) 2008, well after Hillary’s candidacy was toast.
I am of the opinion that Obama is merely a puppet, an attractive candidate groomed and financed by unknown wealthy individuals (George Soros and ?) who were originally looking to find an electable alternative to Hillary, and who locked on to Obama following his speech at the Democratic Convention in 2004. As part of their initial effort, I believe that in 2005, they spent money and time erasing or altering, and sealing Obama’s school records and anything that might compromise their selected candidate, including the birth certificate, selective service registration and passport records. They must have paid off individuals in the know or with prior access to his records who might talk.
At this point, the prominent conservative media figures (Limbaugh, Coulter, Levin, Hannity, etc.) are steering clear of the controversy, having many other fish to fry. Limbaugh has made guarded comments in the past, being the least vulnerable, and Curtis Sliwa’s call screener is constantly mentioning the BC, but that is it. With morons like Jon Leibowitz (AKA Stewart) ridiculing the BC issue to their brain-dead viewers, the talk show hosts just don’t want to create anything that would slow the accelerating awareness of Obama’s radical proposals - he will self-destruct eventually, with or without the BC.