Is there any reason why aspiring Presidents should not be willing to prove their eligibility for office as a matter of course?
If Obama was born in Hawaii, why would it not be in everyone's interest for him to authorize the state of Hawaii to officially say so? Note that they have said they have a birth record on file, but they haven't said what it indicates about where he was born (a newspaper article's headline claimed they said the latter, but in the article itself they only said the former).
I would think that if Obama cared at all about the Constitution he should be delighted to demonstrate that he meets the requirements for office. The most charitable explanation I can think of is that, even though he's eligible, he'd rather demonstrate that it's possible for a person to bluster his way into office without proving citizenship, than do anything that would be perceived as acceding to his detractor's demands (no matter how reasonable those demands might be). A frightening prospect since, were he to do so it would pave the way for others who really weren't eligible. That Obama would do such a thing suggests that he's really not a suitable person to be president, but I can't figure any more charitable explanation.
Can anyone else offer one?