posted on Aug, 25 2012 @ 12:58 AM
So im pretty confident that everyone on ATS has heard about the birther movement that swept America. If you have not basically people were claiming
Obama was not born in America and thus ineligible to hold the position of president. So a rather large group of people wanted to see his birth
certificate. Obama did release it to shut them up, but people called it and still are calling it a fake. While nobody seems to know where exactly it
started it seems to have been picked up mostly Republicans.
During a campaign speech given in his home state, Romney thought it would be a good idea to bring this up.
Noting that he and his wife, Ann, were born in Michigan hospitals, Romney said at a rally here: “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.”
The crowd of roughly 1,000 responded knowingly with loud cheers, and several supporters said in interviews following the rally that they interpreted
Romney’s comment as a dig at President Obama — although Romney said later it was “not a swipe.”
Although Obama has released his birth certificate showing he was born in Hawaii, some conservative activists still question his citizenship.
Romney’s campaign aides quickly rejected that interpretation, insisting that Romney was not referring to “birther” theories and noting that he
has been on the record saying he considers Obama’s citizenship a settled matter.
Romney is playing innocent but I think its clear that he was joking about Obama's troubles with the birther crowd. If he was just talking about where
he was born and raised, why would he insert "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate." Most politicians who talk about where they grew up just
try to brown nose the heck out of the locals talking about how great the city/state/county is after stating it was where they were born and raised.
Not that it means much, but Romney and Trump seem to be good buddies. I doubt Romney tells him he thinks Obama was born in America. (Personal opinion
So whats the difference between Obama and Romney? What possible reason would people have to doubt that Obama was born in Hawaii but not doubt that
Romney was born in Michigan? There are credible witnesses and sources who have time and again attested to the fact Obama was born in Hawaii. But
because he has family around the world and traveled a little....that means hes not American. Hmmmm...a significant portion of Romney's family is from
and still lives in Mexico. How do we know he wasn't born there and had a fake birth certificate made in Michigan? How do we know Romney is not a
foreign national attempting to destroy America? Romney' s joke was placed to be a silent nod to the "unintentional" racists who doubt Obama's
American citizenship. To secure their vote without actually saying "im with you."
Romney has said other questionable things which I have seen posted around ATS, I gave the man the benefit of the doubt on those. But now its clear hes
doing these things intentionally.
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