October 29, 2009 | 4:16pm
Hey, Marco Rubio, do you think the President of the United States was born in America?
"I don't know the answer to that."
That's what he told a Republican club meeting last night in the Panhandle. The rest of the quote, from Naked Politics
: "He's been sworn in already...If someone had evidence they should have presented it a long time ago."
Also adding that he didn't want to "diminish" the Birther nuts
who propagate the theory, even though there's no evidence, and every major, credible news organization has found that Barack Obama was actually born in America. If there's anyone who needs to be diminished, it's these loons.
Of course that's Rubio, and these Birthers are his base. He doesn't want to say anything too outrageous, but he has no problem flirting with one of the most extreme and baseless threads of the American conservative movement.