At a January town-hall meeting in Surprise, Ariz., McCain reportedly disagreed with an audience member on Obama's birthplace and questioned whether being born in the United States should still be a requirement for presidential candidates.
"If someone (was born elsewhere) and came here as a 1 year old, and served a productive life, I'm not sure," he said.Senate challenger: 'I believe he's a citizen of the country. Case closed'
By Chelsea Schilling
Posted: February 24, 2010 ~ 11:20 pm Eastern
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A new political campaign ad for Arizona Sen. John McCain attacks "birthers" – and specifically assails McCain's challenger J.D. Hayworth for referencing the topic of President Obama's eligibility.
"It smacks of desperation," Hayworth told WND. "I think John's a good man who is getting some very bad advice. I think this will provide a backlash that sadly, but accurately, portrays the level of panic in the McCain campaign. It's most unfortunate."
The ad begins, "These are serious economic times. Yet some are consumed by conspiracies."
The campaign ad for McCain can be seen below:
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