“The crowd loved it and it got a good laugh.” – Mitt Romney
DEFLECTING THE QUESTION about what he said today in Michigan, Mitt Romney shrugged it all off as a joke when speaking to Scott Pelley of CBS News. It didn’t bother Mr. Romney that he was not only channeling Donald Trump, but embracing the birtherism that runs deep in his party.
Romney said it wasn’t a “swipe” at Obama.
I love being home, where but the both of us were born. 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. 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. – Mitt Romney
Team Obama felt differently.
Jim Messina sent out a fundraising email with Mitt Romney’s quote attached, while Ben LaBolt minced no words.
“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.” – Ben LaBolt, Obama spokesperson