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?