Romney Tips His Hat to the Birthers

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Evan McMorris-Santoro:

“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born,” Romney said after introducing his wife, fellow Michigan native Ann. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.”

Obviously a joke, but since birthers make up a majority of the Republican Party’s voter base, Romney can’t afford to alienate them. Should be read as “I am one of you”.

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7 Responses to Romney Tips His Hat to the Birthers

  1. anonymous says:

    You are not allowed to joke about birth certificates.

    Unless of course, you want to fundraise off of it.

    • Jon says:

      How hard is it to understand why this isn’t ok? Romney’s joked about Mormonism before. Everybody gets why it would be offensive if Obama joked about it. Making a comedic gesture to a longstanding racist conspiracy theory that most of your political party actually believes is not a cool thing to do.

  2. eddie1247 says:

    Awwww mitt you just won the heart of donald trump, now maybe he’ll take you out for pizza just like he did for sarah.

  3. Victoria says:

    It seems to me that Romney would want to keep those birthers quiet. Kind of how, in the past, people used to hide their relatives with disabilities. As in To kill a Mockingbird. Baffles me.

    I do not think Romney did it to get more money because the rich folks (1%) already do that for him. Fire up the base? Yet alienate the middle of the road people who know that the birther thing is just plain crazy. Gain the vote of those with a purely racist soul? How does that help a party?

    I am left to think that he veered off his script and that his team most likely scolded him afterwards. As in, “WTF, Mitt. You do what we tell you to do. Bad boy! Bad! No!” Even that dude from redstate said that Romney needed corrected like a dog.

  4. CAES7 says: