It seems to me that this (releasing the Long Birth Certificate) should have done early on, or not at all.
An early release I think might have quelled this pointless discussion before it got so much momentum. I emphasize “might”.
Doing it now just makes Trump look powerful. I think the true hard core birthers will still not be convinced, or they’ll just turn their attention to some other issue like his college years, or both. The web has more wacky ideas about his origins that you can imagine. I think it lacks the seal of the state or so I’ve heard.
Maybe it is a make the Republicans look nuts scheme, but I don’t know.