I talked to Doug Vogt by phone today, and it’s official — he isn’t going to participate in the upcoming debate on the claims that Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery.
Mr. Vogt gave as his reasons the following:
- He is simply too busy with his business.
- His main area of interest, really, is the other stuff he’s into (polar shifts, archaeology, etc.)
- He doesn’t really feel it’s that important for him to participate in such a debate.
Mr. Vogt seems like a nice guy, and a sincere guy. I can appreciate some of his reasons for not wanting to participate — especially the lack of time.
Sometimes I wonder why I myself spend as much time on this frankly financially unprofitable issue, as I have.
For all of those reasons, I’m not going to give Doug a particularly hard time for his declining to participate.
I did state to him, however, that I had found all of his “irrefutable” points to be quite refutable, and in fact had shown that not one of them represented any good evidence for forgery at all. And I stated that I would of course continue to be public about those facts.
Mr. Vogt disagreed with me on this, but he did also confess that he hadn’t actually read my book (again citing a lack of time).
In any event, I’ve done my part. A public debate with Douglas Vogt is NOT in the works. Those who are interested in my evaluation of his claims may consult Is Barack Obama’s Birth Certificate a Fraud? for the full version, or this post for the brief version.