Prominent Republicans and conservatives are getting as far away as they can from the fringe birthers, an article in Talking Points Memo notes. Listed as repudiating the people who keep insisting that Barack Obama is an illegitimate president are such names as Bill O'Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele as prominent conservative leaders who are not giving any credence to the birthers.
As far as I can tell Seventh District Congressman Roy Blunt has not distanced himself from the birthers following his statement that he did not know why Obama could not produce a birth certificate. As noted in an earlier post today, Blunt spokesman Rich Chrismer said the video in which Blunt clearly makes the statement was edited (Chrismer did not tell us what Blunt said that would make the quote sound any different) and that Blunt, unlike Democratic opponent Robin Carnahan, is willing to speak on the issues.
Apparently, Blunt is also willing to speak on the non-issues.