While that bit of birther red meat may entice some GOP primary voters, it's a widely discredited viewpoint and makes Ms. Greene's prospects dubious if she were to pull off an upset next Tuesday over likely nominee Matt Doheny.
The birther line was in response to a question I posed to both candidates this week. "Do you think President Obama was born in this country?" Doheny said yes and Greene said no. (Greene qualified her statement that the biggest problem with Mr. Obama is that he is a poor President, but the damage was done)
For all her charm, enthusiasm and quick answers on issues, being a birther is not going to win a general election, regardless of what people think of the job Mr. Obama is doing.
A Greene win on Tuesday would be a big surprise, although the expected low turnout makes predicting with certainty difficult.
Doheny is more electable for a variety of reasons...Not being a birther is just one of them. Media insiders predict low to mid 30s for Ms. Greene. (Well, at least the two of us who mused about it yesterday)