For the love of God…
Mitt Romney actually said this today in Commerce, Michigan:
Now, I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.
Red meat for the tea partiers of southeastern Michigan, that’s all that is.
Here’s the video:
BREAKING: Mitt Romney wants you to be aware that he is white. http://t.co/ESEfKjjH
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) August 24, 2012
It’s not your birth certificate we’re interested in, Mitt. That’s the realm of conspiracy theorists and racists in YOUR party.
What WE are interested in is your tax returns. Remember those?
Obama campaign spokesperson Ben Labolt released this statement:
Troughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them. It’s one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.
With all due, respect, Ben, I think all the rational voters hit the “Pause” button on Romney’s campaign a looo-ooong time ago. At least I sure hope so.
Anne was at the event today and we’ll have some photos up of the MoveOn.org protest later. Stay tuned.
UPDATE: Cullen Schwarz, spokesperson for Senator Debbie Stabenow, released this statement following Romney’s foray into birtherism:
Looks like Mitt Romney is joining Pete Hoekstra on the birther bandwagon. I wonder if that means he also supports Hoekstra’s plan to have the CIA investigate the birth certificates of presidential candidates.
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