The Obama birth certificate kerfuffle

Bob Owens slices and dices the various arguments that Obama is ineligible to serve based on problems with his birth.  I would like to see Obama produce his birth certificate, not because I think it would establish that he should be stripped of his presidency elect status, but because being a natural born citizen is one of only three Constitutional requirements for the presidency.  In other words, I think every presidential candidate should be required to prove this bottom-line prerequisite for the highest office in the land.

Article II, Section 1

No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of president; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

As it is, the most plausible reason I’ve heard for Obama’s rigid refusal to produce the certificate is that he is illegitimate.  Although I doubt anyone in America would hold that against him, it kind of destroys the Dreams of my Father narrative that propelled him to fame.