I never thought we'd get this far into this presidency and this deep into our nation's woes and still be asking the question: where was Barack Obama born? There are people who long to discover the truth as they would like it to be. They bring their tricky translators to Kenya to interview the African family of our president. They twist the words of his paternal grandmother and announce that she admits she was present at Obama's birth -- in Kenya, not Hawi'i. (We later learn that there may have been a miscommunication and it is said that this same grandmother insists she was misquoted and that her grandson, our president, was indeed born in the good old United States.) Fast forward to Donald Trump, this nation's most famous CEO and now maybe a strong contender for the Republican nomination to this nation's highest office. The cynic in me can only hope that Trump will actually run for president. While he makes a mockery of our election process and himself, President Obama can sail right into a second term and continue his work and dedication to getting this country "back on track". The idea that our government, on either side, would not only allow for a black man to run the country, but just happen to let it slide that he wasn't even born here, is a ridiculous notion and impossible to imagine. Obama was put into the position by his political predecessors to be our leader long before any of us even knew who he was. These people have people who know people. Hiding the birth location of one candidate would be as impossible as hiding another candidate's teenaged daughter's pregnancy. We're going to find out about it sooner or later. Trump has given interviews to every morning talk show, every cable news channel, and he almost always lets this "birther " issue dominate his entire campaign strategy. He stands firm on it and dangles a thread of mystery in front of America's face, stating he is working on uncovering his truth and that we will hear about it when the time comes. Although he does sometimes touch on other pertinent matters, it baffles me that Trump will not spend more time discussing real world problems along with his ideas for the country and its future. If this is all the Republicans have to offer, Trump, an extreme right wing tea party and Sarah Palin -- yikes-- then we can almost guarantee that the Obama's will be in the White House for another four years in 2012.