August 24th, 2012
11:58 PM ET

Raw Politics: Romney 'birther' remark

Mitt Romney revived the sensitive "birther" issue today while campaigning in his birth state of Michigan.  Romney remarked that he and his wife, Ann, were born at nearby hospitals and stated 'I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born... No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.'

In response, Obama campaign Press Secretary Ben LaBolt released this statement 'Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.'

Later, during an interview with Romney on the CBS evening news, correspondent Scott Pelley asked 'this was a swipe at the President and I wonder why you took it?'

Romney responded 'No, no, not a swipe. I've said throughout the campaign, and before, there's no question about where he was born. He was born in the United States. This was fun about us, and coming home, and humor, you know...'

Anderson spoke to Chief National Correspondent John King and Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger about the comments, and Gloria's new documentary 'Romney Revealed: Family, Faith and the Road to Power.'

soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. artie woodington

    If Mitt Romney is so proud to tell us where he was born; why is he not proud to use banks here in America. Why is he using banks in other countries to hide his money? Why is he not proud to show us his good old UNITED STATES OF AMERICA tax returns? Does he not trust America? Since Mitt started show and tell, he should show us and tell us the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  2. davidfarrar

    Romney has just slapped Obama across his face with his own birth certificate and is now challenging Obama to either put up or shut up. And what does Obama do, he runs away with his tail between his legs, hollering 'racism' rather than try and bring his two phony birth certificates into court - pathetic!

    ex animo

    August 25, 2012 at 1:09 am |