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WaPo: Can Trump become more than a ‘birther’ candidate?

by Lisa Mathias

The Washington Post recently turned to The WG’s David Winston to comment on Donald Trump’s comments on Obama’s birth origins, and how that will affect his possible run for 2012 candidacy:

“When you’re questioning the legitimacy of a sitting president and you don’t have clear proof to back that up, that’s a pretty serious charge,” said GOP pollster David Winston, echoing the view of many top Republicans who long ago declared the birther issue an irrelevant distraction that could backfire with voters who don’t doubt the president’s citizenship.

“And then to suddenly say, ‘Oh, let’s forget about that. Let’s move on to other things’ — that’s not easy. The topics you raise say a lot about who you’re going to be as president.”

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