A recent rekindling of “birther” news has compelled Andy Martin, who calls himself “king of the birthers,” to announce a run for the White House in 2012, becoming the first GOP candidate to officially do so.
On New Hampshire’s WTPL radio, Martin spoke about the commotion caused by incoming Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D-Hawaii) — who said earlier this week that he would take actions to squelch the Obama citizenship conspiracy theory once and for all. Martin claimed that his candidacy would prevent the citizenship issue from fading further into the fringe.
“I’m going to have a tremendous impact on the presidential election, not because I’m the frontrunner. I mean, clearly at this point I’m not,” he said. “But I’ll be driving the agenda in the Republican Party.”