William Saturn at IPR asked Goode his thoughts on birtherism. Here’s Goode:
I would like to see the original birth certificate of President Obama. I assume that there exists an original file with the physician signed paper. Until I have the opportunity to see such original material I am reserving further comment.
If I’m going to rag on Goode, in fairness I should praise him when he gets something right. Goode answer this question adeptly and about the only way he could. Had he declared himself a convinced anti-birther or brushed off the question he would have alienated a huge portion of the kind of people who might vote for a conservative third party candidate. Had he declared himself a convinced birther he would have created a big distraction. His answer expresses just the right amount of skepticism. (Possibly good coaching.) Good for him.