In July, a DailyKos/Research2000 poll found that 58 percent of Republicans sympathized with the far-right birthers who question whether President Obama was born in the United States. But in a sign that the conspiracy theorists are beginning to be marginalized, the LA Times’ Peter Wallsten reports that organizers of next year’s Conservative Political Action Conference have rejected a proposal for a birther panel:
In one symbolic development, organizers of next year’s Conservative Political Action Conference — the country’s biggest annual meeting of activists on the right — said last week that they had rejected a request to schedule a panel on whether Obama was a native-born U.S. citizen.
“It would fill a room,” said event director Lisa De Pasquale. “But so would a two-headed monkey. There really are so many more important issues, and it’s only a three-day conference.”
CPAC officials said WorldNetDaily’s Farah asked the group to hold the panel.