We must live in different areas of the south, as I have heard many complain about his race. Just the other day a client was spouting racism and birther nonsense about Obama. He seemed to think he was being cute and clever.
My husband, unfortunately, has been receiving some emails from a group of them; if I can get him to forward some of them to me I may post some of the obvious racist remarks.
Well, President Obama released the uncensored long form of his birth certificate today, so hopefully that will put an end to this stupidity.
As I understand it, since Obama's mother was a US citizen, he would be a US citizen even if he had been born in Kenya. However, to be President, you must not only be a US citizen, but a natural-born US citizen, meaning that you must have been born in the US to be eligible to become President.
Had McCain been elected, it is possible that there would have been a legal challenge to his eligibility, since he was born on a US military base in Panama.