Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Romney's Father Wasn't Born in the USA

Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.

Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney's birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.

His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico. Read more at Chicago Trib
The story also says this, which isn't true:
Mitt Romney has tried to avoid getting caught up in Trump's focus on Obama's birthplace. "Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States," said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Romney.
If Romney wanted to avoid the controversy, he would've backed off from Trump the Dump, Romney's Rump. Mitt can't have it both ways. He can't say Obama's legit, while palling around with Trump. Also, let's be clear, today's birtherism is racism.
Asked whether Trump sees any double standard in going after Obama when Romney's father faced similar questions about his presidential eligibility, Cohen told Reuters: "I don't think (Trump) has ever thought about Mitt Romney's father's birth certificate."