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Eligibility billboard campaign goes viral
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 08/18/2009 @ 8:58 pm In Front Page | Comments Disabled
WASHINGTON – Americans are picking up on the “Where’s the birth certificate?” billboard campaign by creating their own homemade versions of the signs and displaying them on highways, byways and on their own properties.
As the latest WND-sponsored billboard went up in front of Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel, others are pitching in to demand proof of Barack Obama’s eligibility for office with some bootleg versions of the message – often in slightly less prominent venues.
The newest “Where’s The Birth Certificate” billboard – in Las Vegas
Fans of the campaign kicked off originally by Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND, placed their own sign in Quilcene, Wash., on Center Road, a state highway that connects 101 and to 104, leading to the Hood Canal Bridge.
“Lots of tourists pass by this sign all summer long,” said the folks responsible. “We are proud of our contribution, however humble.”
Another effort, by an unknown fan, appears on Kenwood Drive in Spring Valley, Calif., in San Diego County.
The fence on which this sign hangs faces a large Presbyterian church, so all members see the banner upon exiting on Sunday morning, notes the photographer.
Washington state seems to be a favorite location for the bootleg signs, as this one in Chehalis, Wash., suggests.
Then there’s the one spotted in Linden, Texas. Well, some need just a little more work and attention to aesthetic detail.
How does all this sit with the originator of the campaign? Farah says he’s pleased and considers imitation, in this case, a positive development.
“We may never be able to place billboards in every state in the country and certainly not every community,” he said. “I encourage those with the means to take matters into their own hands to do so.”
For those less ambitious, Farah also devised a way for everyone to get into the act – with your own car or your own yard.
WND previously launched a petition campaign that has collected nearly half a million names demanding Obama’s eligibility be verified and demonstrated publicly. That campaign continues. That list has been shared with members of the Electoral College and the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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