Liberals feel strongly that questioning where the President was born is racist. They argue that nobody asked about McCain’s birth because he’s white. For liberals questioning McCain’s birth see the New York Times headline, Feb 28, 2008: "McCain’s Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out." As far as the President's birth, I think he was born in
Hawaii. However, I think the reason he
won't release his college transcripts is because he probably claimed to be
Kenyan in order to have an easier time getting admitted.
Further, in the bio he supplied to his publisher in 1991, he claimed to have been born
(See the link below.) So like Elizabeth Warren, with her claim to American Indian minority status, I think Obama claimed to
be Kenyan when he was not in order to game the system.
NYT on McCain’s birthplace
Obama book jacket