Well, we hope he does so that we can put an end to what has been a bizarre chapter in our presidential politics.
We have a president who himself seems unwilling to prove that he really was born in the United States, which, of course, is a condition for eligibility for the office he holds. This reluctance has been like gasoline on the flames of doubt millions of Americans harbor about the man, and now Abercrombie thinks he's doing the President a favor by settling the matter without the President himself having to get involved.
Perhaps he will, but he has really blundered unless he knows with certainty that the birth certificate actually exists. If it turns out that he can't produce it after having boasted that he would the whole controversy is going to come roaring back, and it won't just be a few easily dismissable "fringies" who'll be wondering aloud whether the man in the White House really is an American citizen.
Even Chris Matthews, who often speaks of the President in accents one associates with adolescent girls worshipping their teen idol, and who is at pains to distinguish himself from the "birthers", sounds just like one in this clip:
The issue had pretty much drifted off stage, actually. Why Abercrombie chose to yank it back into the limelight is a mystery unless he knows for sure the certificate exists. If, however, he's just assuming that it does, and it turns out that he can't produce it, he may find himself a leper in the Democrat party and widely regarded as a buffoon on the national stage.
It'll be interesting to see whether Abercrombie actually goes ahead with his boast or whether he suddenly has an epiphany and realizes that if there is no certificate for him to present to the world he will single-handedly and quite unnecessarily have created a very serious problem for the President, the nation, and himself.