Mitt Romney Makes Obama Birth Certificate Joke

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made a joke about his birth certificate - and took a subtle shot at his opponent in doing so - at a rally Friday.

Speaking about his roots in Michigan, where has father was governor, he told a Commerce, Mich., crowd, "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate."

"They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

It was awkward, if nothing else, for Romney to joke about "birther" conspiracies that dogged President Barack Obama since his 2008 White House run.

The President released his long form birth certificate in 2011.

The Obama campaign quickly responded, saying that with the comment, Romney was embracing the extreme elements in the conservative movement.

A spokesman for Romney said he was "only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised."

Romney's son Matt joked earlier this year about Obama's birth certificate, referring to Mitt Romney's tax returns - his own "missing" document controversy:

"I heard that someone suggest that as soon as President Obama releases his grades, and birth certificate, and a long list of things, then maybe he will."

Romney believes Obama was born in the U.S., saying in 2011 that "the man needs to be taken out of office but his citizenship isn't the reason why."

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I realize you don't like to "SLUM IT" on CNN- I just like to see how low a Liberal Station will go! Every topic discussed they always find this one person in disagreement with Romney! Yeah- Like everyone on earth is going to agree with a guy with his success! Hoof it baby Hoof it!


Haven't been watching that channel, Matt. They always seem to deliver their usual liberal propaganda. If anything CNN is consistent. Gotta hoof it soon. Have enjoyed some good coverage on FOX.


@Daina- CNN is airing a piece on Romney. Maybe you saw it? Round the corner way of trying to trash Romney- or at least throw a curve. A lot to do about nothing - slinging shit -same O same O! With a presendent and his past a radical as Obama- what are they trying to prove. They showed a clip of Romney/Teddy debate but from what I've seen of that debate before tonight- Romney had Teddy on his heels! Bain- was successful - they turned a profit- you've got to break a few eggs to make an Omlet! There is no doubt who is more qualified to be president!


Loved the special interview of Mitt and Ann Romney that was aired a bit ago. These folks are real family people, decent, respectful of each other. You can tell he loves and respects his wife so much. They are a team. I loved the part where Ann said when she was so sick Mitt did grocery shopping and would cook dinner. This was when he was dealing with the 2002 Olympics.


Mane luukie heerz. Bameee promise my Annie a howse. Word! My Annie say all yawls jus jeelous. Roomie u know use cantz votez. U Beas keepz yo ass frum Tampa. Yo azz be in lock up liccatee splitz.


People ask about his Birth Certificate because AT ONE TIME - it was questionable as to where he was born, his policies brought out the questions by others. His mother was white and had Radical veiws so Obama came by this honest. If this country was prospering people would be building statues of him. People did not do their homework and Obama is what they got.


Americans are most discriminate people I have ever seen.. or god you guys knows Obama mother is pure white person but still due to his skin you guys asking for his birth certificate etc..Ronald must correct his hair instead finding obama birth certificate


@Matt: And I thought Sunday was to be set aside as a day of rest--not for trolls I guess. (sigh) Oh well, no rest for the wicked, eh? :)


Everyone is to far left for you i am a independant you make people democratic not me .I am flexible on subjects for some against some how can you be behind everything one party says that ridiculous.That is what is screwing up usa now worst bipartism ever now.


You are 2 far left for me

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