Saturday, August 25, 2012
Falling farther behind in the all-important swing states, presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, waded into into the bizarre, murky waters of the birther conspiracy movement at a campaign stop in Michigan, telling an adoring crowd of loyalists:
“I was born in Hartford Hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this was the place we were born and raised.”
In an effort to silence the birther loons, President Obama released a long-form birth certification in the spring of 2011, showing he was born in Honolulu, HI, on August 4, 1961. Contemporaneously published newspaper announcements also noted the birth in the Aloha State. Only “natural born” citizens of the United States are eligible to be president.