Posted by: The Busy Post | August 24, 2012

Obama outraged after Mitt Romney jokes ‘No one’s asked to see my birth certificate’


  • Mitt Romney said everyone knows he and his wife are from Michigan
  • The joke was a reference to the ‘birther’ conspiracy theory that Obama was born in Kenya and not Hawaii
  • Obama campaign said the Republican’s remarks ‘should give pause to any rational voter across America’

By Toby Harnden

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Mitt Romney has jokingly told supporters that he has never been asked to produce his birth certificate, as President Barack Obama has, because everyone knows that he and his wife are from Michigan.

There were gasps from reporters and laughs and cheers from the crowd of thousands as Romney, in an ill-judged attempt at humour, gave Democrats the opening to portray him as subscribing to the ‘Birther’ conspiracy theory that Obama is not an American.

‘No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate,’ Romney said. ‘They know that this was the place that we were born and raised.’

Joke? Mitt Romney told supporters that he has never been asked to produce his birth certificate, as President Barack Obama has, because everyone knows that he and his wife are from Michigan
Mitt Romney

Joke? Mitt Romney told supporters that he has never been asked to produce his birth certificate, as President Barack Obama has, because everyone knows that he and his wife are from Michigan

There was an immediate, indignant response from the Obama campaign. Ben LaBolt, campaign spokesman, said in a statement: ‘Throughout 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.’

Romney was telling the crowd in Commerce, Michigan on Friday that he and wife Ann had been born in hospitals nearby.

‘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,’ he said. ‘I was born in Harper Hospital.’

Campaigning: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (2nd L) and his running mate Paul Ryan greet supporters during a campaign event at a farm in Commerce, Michigan, today

Campaigning: US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (2nd L) and his running mate Paul Ryan greet supporters during a campaign event at a farm in Commerce, Michigan, today

It was then that he said that he had never been asked to show his birth certificate.

The quip was an obvious reference to the theory propounded on the Right-wing fringe that Obama was not born in Hawaii, as a newspaper notice at the time and the long-form birth certificate produced by the White House show, but in Kenya.

For Romney, the subject is a perilous one because many independent voters view such theories as racist and an attempt to de-legitimise America’s first black president.

Romney is more vulnerable on the issue than many other Republicans because he publicly accepted the endorsement of Donald Trump, the billionaire property mogul and reality television star, who is an outspoken proponent of Birther theories.

Proof is in the papers: Mr Obama released his birth certificate last April to try and quiet a debate within Republican circles that he was not born in the country

Proof is in the papers: Mr Obama released his birth certificate last April to try and quiet a debate within Republican circles that he was not born in the country

Conclusion: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Phoenix that President Obama's birth certificate, as presented by the White House in April 2011, is a forgery based on an investigation by the Sheriff's office

Conclusion: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announces on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, in Phoenix that President Obama’s birth certificate, as presented by the White House in April 2011, is a forgery based on an investigation by the Sheriff’s office

At the time, Romney said he did not agree with Trump on Birtherism. ‘You know, I don’t agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don’t all agree with everything I believe in. But I need to get 50.1 per cent or more and I’m appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people.’

Kevin Madden, a Romney spokesman, immediately sought to downplay the comment, saying that ‘the governor’s been clear on this issue many times before’ and viewed it as settled.

‘The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised.’

Mitt Romney was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1947 and his wife Ann in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan in 1949. Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1961 and Donald Trump in Queens, New York in 1946.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2193168/Birther-bombshell-Barack-Obama-outraged-Mii-Romney-jokes-No-s-asked-birth-certificate.html#ixzz24UO0gWwc

via Birther bombshell: Barack Obama outraged after Mii Romney jokes ¿No one¿s asked to see my birth certificate¿ | Mail Online.

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