Here we go again. Money Makin’ Mitt done started some isht!
Mitt Romney joked about his birth certificate at a rally in his home state Friday, taking a shot at President Barack Obama over doubts about where the president was born.
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate, they know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” Mr. Romney said, as he spoke about his and his wife’s births in the Mitten State.
After decrying the tone of the president’s campaign, Mr. Romney waded into the muck on the stump Friday. Meanwhile his campaign aide assured reporters that the Republican presidential hopeful believes the president was born in the U.S. Mr. Obama, who has released his long-form birth certificate, was born in Hawaii.
The Obama campaign immediately seized on the remark. “Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them,” said Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for the Obama campaign. “But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”
Spontaneous remarks such as the one Mr. Romney made Friday are characteristic of the candidate. They have repeatedly thrown his campaign off message when Mr. Romney has made offhanded comments about the two Cadillacs his wife owns and his friendships with Nascar team owners, among others.
But some Romney supporters at Friday’s event found the remark amusing. “That was good,” 77-year-old John Edmonds said, chuckling. “That fit perfectly.”
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Mr. Romney’s running mate, again took some swipes at the president Friday over Mr. Obama’s 2008 comments that he had trouble winning certain working-class voters who “cling to guns or religion.” At the time, Mr. Obama was sharply ridiculed for the remark.
“He said people from states like ours, we like to cling to our guns and our religion,” Mr. Ryan said, drawing on his own Midwestern roots. “I just have one thing to say: This Catholic deer hunter is guilty as charged and proud of it.”
Wamp, wamp… These guys are so obvious with their stupid jokes and their not-so-subtle racist undertones. No wonder Mitt has ZERO percent of the black vote.