Here it is, but I don't have much confidence that this will put an end to birtherism. There will always be ways to disqualify evidence that runs contrary to birther fantasies. New facts will be invented and stitched together to form ridiculous narratives that support birther fantasies of a Mau Mau president.
Perhaps it will be claimed that the long-form copy just released is a forgery or a "crude Photoshop job," as I recently heard someone say of the previously released, valid birth certificate. Or maybe the Hawaiian department of vital records or the Hawaiian governor will be accused of colluding with Obama. What won't happen is a change of opinion among those who desperately need to believe that Obama isn't really a legitimate president.
Why wait all this time to release a copy of the original certificate? One of the most savvy politicians of our time, Bill Clinton, explained it best: "Don't interfere when your opponent is shooting himself in the foot."
Just recently, a few Republican leaders have recognized that birtherism is backfiring in a big way, so they've been claiming that liberals rather than conservatives have been putting the issue of the birth certificate out front. Michelle Goldberg demolishes that ridiculous claim.