Skip to comments.Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy(released today! evokes O's BC)
Posted on 05/29/2012 5:46:12 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.
Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney's birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.
So on a day when real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Mitt Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Romney's own birth record became a reminder that in the 1968 presidential campaign, his father had faced his own "birther" controversy.
(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...
Willard is clearing the decks for Trump's and Arpaio's onslaught against Barry's BC. Now Barry's team can't say "Where's Willard's BC?"
The big difference is Willard’s grandparents were US Citizens and since Mexico doesn’t grant birthright citizen, Willard’s dad was a US Citizen (not dual) based on his parent’s citizenship. Willard’s dad may not be NBC due to place it could be argued, but being a citzen, it does make Willard NBC.
ping to release of Willard’s BC!
Fantastic timing, which lefties at Reuters are spinning as exposing “for the first time” proof of the ineligibility of Willard’s father, rather than clearing the decks for a forensic comparison of Willard’s BC vs. Barry’s BC.
when did George Romney become a US citizen? before or after Mitt’s birth?
before... Mitt is eligible
after... Mitt is not eligible
it’s that simple.
apply the same criteria for ALL POTUS and VPOTUS candidates
In a paper in November aimed at clarifying presidential eligibility, the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of "natural born citizen" would "most likely include" not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.
I think he should at least copy the whole thing.
Afterbirthers are going to mess their britches now! What is a “natural born citizen”? Ain’t Mittens. Ain’t Obammy.
when did George Romney become a US citizen? before or after Mitts birth?
He was born a US citizen, both his parents were US citizens.
In November, 1967 ... the Congressional Research Service declared that the practical, legal meaning of "natural born citizen" would "most likely include" not only anyone born on U.S. soil but anyone born overseas of at least one parent who was a U.S. citizen.
One of the commenters to the article is asking for Gov. Romney's long-form. After a judicious delay, the Romney campaign should provide that.
That silly CRS white paper was taken apart more times than a tinker toy.
Thanks for putting up the image.
Looks like another COLB like the first image Barry’s team tried to fob off on the public. It was issued January 18, 2012, so to be fair, I suggest that we all demand Willard’s original 1947 BC!
Could you summarize?
“The big difference is Willards grandparents were US Citizens and since Mexico doesnt grant birthright citizen...”
Mexico grants citizenship to those who are born in Mexico.
So therefore, George Romney was a Mexican citizen.
In addition, Mexico recognizes the children of Mexican citizens born outside of Mexico to be Mexican citizens.
Therefore, Mitt Romney is a Mexican citizen.
(from the article:)
ROMNEY’S DANCE WITH TRUMP
Mitt Romney has tried to avoid getting caught up in Trump’s focus on Obama’s birthplace.
“Governor Romney has said repeatedly that he believes President Obama was born in the United States,” said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Romney.
However, the presumed Republican nominee has not distanced himself from Trump, creating what some analysts said seems to be a quiet endorsement of Trump’s efforts to raise questions about Obama among voters.
Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump, said that Trump and Romney never talk about issues Trump has raised elsewhere regarding Obama’s birth certificate. Instead they talk about jobs, the economy and other matters of public policy.
Asked whether Trump sees any double standard in going after Obama when Romney’s father faced similar questions about his presidential eligibility, Cohen told Reuters: “I don’t think (Trump) has ever thought about Mitt Romney’s father’s birth certificate.”
Cohen said Trump recently revived the issue of Obama’s birthplace because journalists asked him about the issue after a right-wing website published an old blurb for an Obama book that suggested that Obama was born in Kenya. The literary agent who wrote the blurb subsequently said it was written in error.
Cohen said Trump believes “the president of the United States should be the single most transparent human being on this planet. This president lacks that transparency.”
Looks like Mitt has the problem of being a dual citizen and is not qualified.
Shouldn’t that scan be a multi-layered PDF? < /sarc >
The CRS White Paper cites to the Marguet-Pillado case, a dishonest, delusional case, IMO on which I posted an FR vanity thread here:
“Obama cites US v Marguet-Pillado. Dicta implies Obama eligible even if born in Kenya (vanity)”
The American people are idiots.
This could be one of the reasons the state-controlled media likes Mitt as a candidate so much.
McCain was not born in the USA, either, technically, and they loved him too.
Until the day after the nominating question.