Blogs are reporting on an Obama staffer named Vera Baker, a campaign staffer who worked for Barack Obama’s 2004 senatorial campaign. There are insinuations based on what appears to be circumstantial evidence, flatly denied by her, that she may have had an affair with the Democratic Presidential candidate. And if she was Barack Obama’s affair, there is a suggestion that she was quietly scurried away by his campaign from the media’s attention to the island of Martinique until after the election.

That is the rumor hitting the blogs and a few news outlets online, but it may be a smear campaign based on thin sources and information in a season of dirty tricks. She denies it and deserves the benefit of the doubt, and so does Obama. Read more about it below, and see photos and a video.

Some are reporting that Barack Obama is the target of a shadowy smear campaign designed to undermine his bid for the Presidency by falsely claiming he had a “close friendship” – code for affair – with an attractive female staffer.

That staffer is Vera Baker, 33 years old, who in 2004 was hired to work on his team for his bid to become a senator. The rumor mill suggests that she may have been removed from her duties and sent away after Senator Obama’s wife, Michelle, became angry (and bitter?) that he had developed a “personal friendship” – code for affair – with her.

These allegations were initially circulated in August, just two weeks before the DNC convention but gained little traction. But now the story is reportedly under investigation by the Los Angeles Times, ABC News, and the National Enquirer. While the MSM may be inclined to protect Obama, the National Enquirer tends to push stories into the public with thinner sourcing. We’ll see what happens, and our guess is nothing.

Vera Baker, who recently surfaced in Martinique, vigorously denies the rumor that she is Barack Obama’s secret girlfriend. We obviously give her the benefit of the doubt unless some more compelling evidence surfaces. She is quoted as saying:

‘No,’ she said. ‘Nothing happened. I just left … at the end of the campaign.’

‘I have no comment on anything.

‘I switched careers. That’s it. I’m a Democrat and I support Senator Obama … I don’t have anything to say.’

Vera Baker does have attorneys retained to help her counter the rumors, which they said were ‘absolutely false’.

There is some strange information that swirls around Vera Baker on the blogs. You can go check them out for yourself.

So what is going on? Where are the rumors coming from?

Some said back in August they were from disgruntled Hillary supporters. Now, of course, Obama supporters say they are from desperate Republicans. According to the Daily Mail, the story originated with political veterans who claim to be loyal Democrats trying to persuade reporters that they have Vera Baker’s interests at heart.

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