Mitt Romney has referred to a false conspiracy theory about President Obama's birthplace. At a Michigan rally with his wife the GOP presidential candidate was trying to show off their home state bona fides, The Washington Post reports.
"Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place where both of us were born and raised," Romney said.
The riff brought a mixed crowd reaction, CBS Chief Political Correspondent Jan Crawford tweeted: "At Romney event, two reactions to his birth certificate joke: reporters gasped--and a crowd of thousands laughed and cheered."
It's actually not the first time a Romney family member used a birther line in front of a crowd. At a December 2011 campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney's son Matt joked that his father would share his tax returns when President Obama released his birth certificate, among other things. Matt Romney later called it a "bad joke."
but if you say he's a puppet then he cant be the one leading us? and if thats the case NO election will change a thing cause the string pullers who own the corporations will still be there and be given more power.
It wasn't necessarily out of bounds but the fact that he's bringing it up indicates that his campaign isn't doing near as well as they'd like us to believe.
McCain gambled and took the side that Obama was unquestionably qualified. That wager lost him the support of the lunatic fringe. Romney appears to be doubling down on that segment at the risk of losing the more reasonably minded folk towards the middle.
@Emerald1 I wouldn't go so far as to say Obama was or is unqualified. I truly believe that he is a natural born citizen so constitutionally he is qualified. While I can't say he's done the best job, I don't know who could have done any better other than Hillary.
All the GOP has to offer is more of the same that got us here in the first place. They have no real solutions and certainly no one, including the Mittster, who seems to have a bold, new approach.
I can not see KENYA IN AFRICA from my house. Mr. Romney should also hammer borraco husain obamo about his aunt. Last i heard she's still here in America ILLEGALLY. She belongs in KENYA AFRICA that's where she came from according to newsprint.
Obamas birth certificate is covered up with lies and false information. Do the research. Bottom line new president or r freedom is demolished. He wants to destroy the u.s. and make us like other countries. No rights and everything is chosen for us. Sorry but I want my rights and freedom.
Yep...but this guy has already proven that he will say and do anything to try to win the presidency.....They don't call him Mr. Flip/Flop for nothin'. And to throw out this "birther" nonsense....I don't want to hear him whine anymore about ...."his record being distorted"...He is a liar and a fake, and not worthy of the office.