Don Wilkie, The American Thinker
With Donald Trump’s headline-grabbing call for our president to release his birth certificate, more and more people are discussing the circumstances of Obama’s birth. Although it seems likely that Obama is hiding something — the date of birth, the place, the father — it is highly unlikely that he is concealing a Kenyan nativity.
The president’s mother, Ann Dunham and father, Barack Obama, Sr., supposedly met in a Russian language class at the University of Hawaii. The time was late September, 1960. For the official birth date of August 4, 1961 to work, and assuming that Ann carried her baby for a full term, she would have to have been impregnated sometime in mid November, 1960.
Continuing with the official story, Obama’s parents were supposedly married February 2, 1961, on the island of Maui when Ann was approximately 2 ½ months pregnant. It is at this point that we lose track of the President’s mother. She is not enrolled at the University of Hawaii. No one sees her (with the possible exception of self appointed best friend Neil Abercrombie, current Governor of Hawaii), and no one can vouch for her whereabouts. That is not the case, however, with Obama’s father, Barack Obama, Sr.
Gregg Takiyama, Director of Community and Government Affairs at the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus, has supplied the following information on Obama Sr.’s school attendance: Dates of attendance: Fall 1959 – Spring 1962; Degree awarded: BA – Economics, Spring 1962. Classes were held throughout the year: Fall = August-Dec.; Spring = Jan.-May; Summer = May-Aug.