Mitt Romney could debate Obama on almost any issue but he chose to make a sly dig using the “birther” lines. That just makes him look like tool:
US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a dig at President Barack Obama today over his birth certificate in comments that re-ignited the controversy over the Democrat’s eligibility to be president.
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate,” Romney told a rally of some 7000 people in his home state of Michigan.
“They know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” he said to the laughter of the crowd, speaking alongside his wife, Ann.
Romney’s comments were a reference to the widely discredited belief that Obama, whose father was from Kenya, was not born in the United States and thus is not eligible to be president.
Conservative fringes of the Republican Party – including high-profile Romney backer Donald Trump – have argued that Obama was not born in Hawaii as he says.
In an effort to end the “birther” controversy, Obama has released multiple copies of his birth certificate that show he was born in the United States. But some conservatives refuse to let the issue die.