Donald Trump has been churning up the 2012 presidential race with his many questions about Barack Obama’s eligibility, and now a book, “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama Is Not Eligible to Be President,” by two-time No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Jerome Corsi, is creating more waves.
Today it was headlined on the Drudge Report, which declared, “The street date is a LONG month away, and author Jerome Corsi, the man who torpedoed John Kerry’s presidential dreams with SWIFT BOAT, has gone underground and is holding his new findings thisclose.
“‘It’s utterly devastating,’ reveals a source close to the publisher. ‘Obama may learn things he didn’t even know about himself!'” Drudge said.
Drudge wondered whether the president’s attorneys will “attempt to interfere with the book’s distribution?” and whether the book will “finally – once and for all – put an end to the growing controversy?”
The image of the book was seen on Rush Limbaugh’s personal computer today as he broadcast his top-rated radio program from his Florida studio.
Jerome Corsi’s “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” book can be partially seen featured on the Drudge Report on Rush Limbaugh’s computer as he broadcast his radio show from South Florida Wednesday, April 20, 2011.
“The book results from three years of continuing research,” Corsi said today. “I traveled to Kenya and to Hawaii – I have hired private investigators and had the help of inside sources in Kenya, Indonesia and Hawaii. The book will contain startling new information, and the release of the book will be orchestrated through WND with documents the public has never seen before.”
Interest in the controversy has accelerated in recent months. There was Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s famous pledge to find Barack Obama’s birth certificate and make it public to shut up the so-called “birthers.”
The governor’s quest raised national interest in the issue – especially when he failed to produce the promised documentation. Members of Congress have raised similar questions about Obama’s eligibility, and state lawmakers are considering plans to require documentation from presidential candidates.
Then came Trump out of the blue, asking questions WND’s newsroom team has been asking for the last two and a half years, raising the national debate to furious new heights.
Now another shoe is ready to drop.
Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND and WND Books, the publisher of the book, declared, “Potentially, I believe this book is the political endgame for Barack Obama.”
“I don’t see how he can be re-elected with hard questions and new evidence of his ineligibility raised by the book. It’s a game-changer – and the news media blackout on this issue has now turned into a media feeding frenzy to cover their negligent rear ends.”
At Alexa, the Internet information company, “Where’s the Birth Certificate?” was rated today as the hottest product.
“Products that people are coveting right now … 1. Where’s the Birth Certificate?” the site said.
The site also listed at No. 2 among “Hot Pages,” the Drudge reference to “Book to Reveal Obama’s True Identity?”
The book was listed at the No. 1 position among all books at Amazon.com today, leading the nonfiction and professional and technical categories completely.
Between now and May 17, when the book officially debuts, video ad spots are promoting “Where’s the Birth Certificate?”
Farah hopes the commercials, which are going viral on the Internet, will raise even more interest in the book and spur those frustrated about Obama’s unwillingness to document his eligibility for office to make financial contributions to air the spots on television in May.
In addition, a national billboard campaign running for the last two years – asking “Where’s the birth certificate?” – will be transformed into promotion of the book.
There are other innovative marketing efforts surrounding the book planned for the Kentucky Derby and the Indianapolis 500.
“If you agree with me that this charade by Obama has gone on much too long, I urge you to get behind our efforts in any way you can,” says Farah. “Help spread these videos across the Internet, using your Facebook pages, emails and other social networking tools. Make a donation of at least $25 to the TV ad campaign and you will receive a first-edition, autographed copy of the book before anyone else – that’s cheaper than placing an advance order because free shipping is included.”
Farah concludes, “Watch the videos. Watch the calendar. And watch the Obama re-election campaign squirm.”
Jerome Corsi will not do any media on this book until release date May 17. Media wishing to interview Joseph Farah can contact him by email.