Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States
Posted on 04/13/2011 12:06:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday rejected the notion that President Obama was not born in the United States, emphasizing that "I think the citizenship test has been passed."
The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview with CNBC's Larry Kudlow, said he thought there were legitimate reasons to want Mr. Obama out of the White House - but that "birther"-inspired claims were not credible.
"I think the citizenship test has been passed. I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office," Romney said, the day after formally announcing the formation of a presidential exploratory committee.
Despite the fact that disputes over Mr. Obama's citizenship have long since been discredited, the issue has been in the news lately as Donald Trump, the billionaire, reality television star and potential presidential candidate, has made the media rounds espousing his newly-adopted birtherist perspective.
Romney, however, chose to hit Mr. Obama on his economic record rather than his U.S. citizenship.
"Look, when it comes to the economy, the president has been incompetent," Romney t old Kudlow. "He just hasn't done what is necessary to get Americans back to work. You've got roughly 20 million Americans who stopped looking for jobs or can't find work, and that's inexcusable in a nation that's as productive and innovative as this nation."
"Overwhelmingly, his people come from academics and from politics," Romney continued, of the president's staffing choices. "He doesn't...he doesn't have the confidence in the private sector people that you need to give him the help on the economy that he needs."
When asked about the health care reform bill he enacted while serving as governor of Massachusetts, Romney reiterated his standard line of defense on the issue.
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People want to see the Birth Certificate not simply because they doubt his birth in the USA, but his being NATURAL BORN.
Well then, if Mitt says it’s true....it’s settled.
Pfffft....go away Mitt.
I found out during all of these discussions that I am not a natural born citizen.
Mom was Canadian when I was born.
She became a citizen a year later.
“Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States”
Prove it ya “Ken Doll.”
And Mitt is from another world....
What, was he there when obama was born? Can he tell me where I was born?
RE: I found out during all of these discussions that I am not a natural born citizen.
Oh well, you still have the chance to make Speaker of the House. Just be sure the POTUS and Vice POTUS don’t die. :)
“I found out during all of these discussions that I am not a natural born citizen.”
I regret you cannot become president since, even without knowing a thing about you (except that you’re a Freeper), I feel confident you could do a better job than our current POTUS.
how does he know?
Mitt is part of the McCain, Dole, GHW Bush old guard GOP:
Play nice, go along to get along, and wait your turn.
Sorry Mitt, we can’t afford to play that game anymore.
PetroniusMaximus: Mitt Romney was born without a brain.
We still love you.
Even if Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama had been birthed in the Lincoln Bedroom of the White House he is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
Good for you Mitt, why don’t you run as his VP in 2012?
How does Willard know? Did he deliver him?
Trump is the only one willing to stand up for the Consitution. A consitutional conservative.
anyone but Mitt.
I read somewhere that Mitt’s mother was born in another country, anyone know anything about that?
Sure Willard,Now go play with your Rats.
There are probably several million children born to GI’s and mothers from Europe, Japan, Korea and Vietnam who are not considered Natural Born US Citizens; all of whom are considered U.S. Citizens with all the attendant privileges; EXCEPT THE ELIGIBILITY TO RUN FOR POTUS.
This is likely news to everyone whose children have one US Citizen parent and were born in the USA.
Anchors away babies;)
1) Drop out of the primaries earlier rather than later.
Throw your support to a Conservative & work from the sidelines in a kingmaker role.
2) Deny that Romneycare is a success. Renounce it plain and simple in no uncertain terms.
“I was wrong, but I did what has been proved to be wrong because I thought at the time that it was the right thing to do. I'm sorry.”
3) Work in your strong states to get out the vote and counter Democrat talking points at every turn.
Be public. Be firm.
That's the only way that you will avoid becoming a footnote in American political history.
Mitt Romney: Somewhere in Hollywood, a game show is missing its host.
Seen the long form B/C
Why are you still in Politics?
Nobody likes you but Democrats.
see if you can find it here...*smiles*
I have a friend who has reached a similar conclusion. His mother was British and remained a British citizen during all her years here in the U.S.
AND had her son not been made an American citizen by operation of U.S. law, he’s pretty sure she would have been glad to have him grow up here as a British citizen as well.
So not only would he have not been a natural born citizen, he would have had to apply for naturalization when he got old enough to realize that his British mum was nuts on not wanting to be an American.
As I recall his father was born in Mexico to Mormon parents that fled to that country to avoid Ameican anti-polygamy laws.
Romney’s answer makes him sound so out of touch and uninformed on the words of the US Constitution.You must be a natural born citizen of the US to be President of the US.Could he not have taken the time to read the simple pertinent clause in Article 2 of our Constitution?
If there were no secrets, it would have been proudly displayed already. I think that the real birth certificate just might say something that contradicts the biography given out to the public....which, by the way, is weirder than what the truth probably is. From the beginning, his life story just sounded a little odd to me and I trust my female instincts.
At the bottom of the article they have boxes to click to ‘rate’ the article.
“What’s your take - Awesome - Shocking - Infuriating - Important”
They forgot STUPID!
The "test" is natural born citizenship, and I have not seen clear and convincing evidence.
How does he know??? Jerk!
Citizenship aside, he is as unquestionably NOT an American in terms of his patriotism.
There was a thread in FR about a year ago that Mitt’s father had not been naturalized at the time of Willard’s birth IIRC.
A lot of the Romney bots are anti-birthers. A lot of those Republicans that bashed the Patriots against Amnesty are the same Romney-bots bashing those who want Obama to show his birth certificate.
What bold leadership! He should consider running for POTUS...as a Democrat.
“And Mitt is from another world....”
Yup, south of the border.
Thank you Mutt Shamney! I’m glad you cleared everything up for us!
Last night Ted Baxter informed all of us as well that the Blow-Reilly F*ctor(fill it with any vowel you choose) called Hawaiian officials and they too confirmed they had Soetero’s genuine BC that mysteriously was bound and NOBODY could see it.
I feel so much better now! *sarc*
Mitt for brains...strikes again.
And I assume YOU’LL be endorsing Hussein too, won’t you Miss Romney...just like Miss McCain did!!
George Romney was an American citizen. However, during the Romney “boomlet” promoting him as President there was question as to his elgibility to hold the office. The question was based upon the fact he was born in Mexico. The current Mitt Romney’s mother was born in Logan, Utah.
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
Romney for Obama in 2009
Chihuahua Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I also think it's important for us to nod to our pRes_ _ent when he's right,"
we are pleased with his plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
I also applaud our pRes_ _ent
for standing up to the evil auto industry. "
Romney for Obama in 2010
"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"
Romney for Obama in 2011
Milt Romney in 2007
Romney - the Magic RINO:
"I'm not running as the Republican view
or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
Is there one interviewer out there, just one, who can simply follow up with this question?
“Assuming Mr. Obama was born in the USA, there is another issue regarding eligibility to run for president as a natural born citizen. Clearly, based on his father not being a citizen of the USA Mr. Obama is not a natural born citizen. Do you agree?”