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Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States
CBS News ^ | 04/13/2011 | Lucy Madison

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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: birthcertificate; birthers; certifigate; chihuahuaromney; ineligible4obama; ineligibleromney; mexicanmitt; mittromney; obama; romney4obama; romneycare; themagicrinoromney; usurper
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Let us hypothetically grant that the claim that Obama was born in Hawaii is true.... does that prove thathe is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN as the framers understood the term?

People want to see the Birth Certificate not simply because they doubt his birth in the USA, but his being NATURAL BORN.

1 posted on 04/13/2011 12:06:57 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Well then, if Mitt says it’s true....it’s settled.

Pfffft....go away Mitt.


2 posted on 04/13/2011 12:08:13 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: SeekAndFind

3 posted on 04/13/2011 12:09:03 PM PDT by yantis
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


4 posted on 04/13/2011 12:09:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: SeekAndFind
Go away, Milt, ya bother me.
5 posted on 04/13/2011 12:09:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States”

Prove it ya “Ken Doll.”


6 posted on 04/13/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: SeekAndFind

And Mitt is from another world....


7 posted on 04/13/2011 12:10:11 PM PDT by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What, was he there when obama was born? Can he tell me where I was born?


8 posted on 04/13/2011 12:10:32 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Mears

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. :)


9 posted on 04/13/2011 12:11:37 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Mears

“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.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 12:12:13 PM PDT by DrC
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To: SeekAndFind

how does he know?


11 posted on 04/13/2011 12:12:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


12 posted on 04/13/2011 12:12:32 PM PDT by brownsfan (D - swift death of the republic, R - lingering death for the republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

PetroniusMaximus: Mitt Romney was born without a brain.


13 posted on 04/13/2011 12:13:21 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Mears

We still love you.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 12:15:37 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind
Mitt Romney on Tuesday rejected the notion that President Obama was not born in the United States,

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.

15 posted on 04/13/2011 12:16:24 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good for you Mitt, why don’t you run as his VP in 2012?


16 posted on 04/13/2011 12:17:05 PM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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To: Doogle
He check Mormon ancestry LOL this is heresy. Note: Check my picture maybe one of your birds I was refueling.
17 posted on 04/13/2011 12:18:08 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: SeekAndFind

How does Willard know? Did he deliver him?

Trump is the only one willing to stand up for the Consitution. A consitutional conservative.


18 posted on 04/13/2011 12:18:08 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: brownsfan

anyone but Mitt.


19 posted on 04/13/2011 12:18:29 PM PDT by rokkitapps
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To: SeekAndFind

I read somewhere that Mitt’s mother was born in another country, anyone know anything about that?


20 posted on 04/13/2011 12:18:52 PM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sure Willard,Now go play with your Rats.


21 posted on 04/13/2011 12:19:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Mears

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;)


22 posted on 04/13/2011 12:21:01 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Sorry Mitt.
Here's how to redeem yourself in 3 easy steps:

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.

23 posted on 04/13/2011 12:22:06 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney: Somewhere in Hollywood, a game show is missing its host.


25 posted on 04/13/2011 12:23:04 PM PDT by SonOfDarkSkies
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To: sodpoodle
Mitt were you in the room next door?

Seen the long form B/C

Why are you still in Politics?

Nobody likes you but Democrats.

26 posted on 04/13/2011 12:23:10 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: boomop1

http://www.8tfw.com/pages/photos2.htm

see if you can find it here...*smiles*


27 posted on 04/13/2011 12:24:18 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Mears

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.


28 posted on 04/13/2011 12:25:16 PM PDT by fightinJAG (I am sick of people adding comments to titles in the title box. Thank you.)
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To: blondee123

As I recall his father was born in Mexico to Mormon parents that fled to that country to avoid Ameican anti-polygamy laws.


29 posted on 04/13/2011 12:25:16 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?


30 posted on 04/13/2011 12:29:06 PM PDT by ardara
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To: SeekAndFind
The bottom line is that it is about the character and honesty. The birth issue is just the first thing in a long line of many odd things about Obama. Mitt does not see the big picture, which is that the certificate is being hidden for a reason.

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.

31 posted on 04/13/2011 12:29:27 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: SeekAndFind

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!


32 posted on 04/13/2011 12:29:46 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: 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 "test" is natural born citizenship, and I have not seen clear and convincing evidence.

33 posted on 04/13/2011 12:32:29 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

How does he know??? Jerk!


34 posted on 04/13/2011 12:32:52 PM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
Go take a long walk off a short pier, Willard.


35 posted on 04/13/2011 12:33:20 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: ASA Vet
"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. "

Citizenship aside, he is as unquestionably NOT an American in terms of his patriotism.

36 posted on 04/13/2011 12:34:01 PM PDT by TheClintons-STILLAnti-American
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

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.


37 posted on 04/13/2011 12:34:43 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

http://youtu.be/H5hu2KD9E1Q


38 posted on 04/13/2011 12:34:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

What bold leadership! He should consider running for POTUS...as a Democrat.


39 posted on 04/13/2011 12:35:03 PM PDT by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: Leo Farnsworth
"And Mitt is from another world.."


Yep....he sure is.


40 posted on 04/13/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: Leo Farnsworth

“And Mitt is from another world....”

Yup, south of the border.


41 posted on 04/13/2011 12:36:11 PM PDT by Bruinator (God is Great.... Beer is good.... Muzzies are.........?)
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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*


42 posted on 04/13/2011 12:38:05 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt for brains...strikes again.


43 posted on 04/13/2011 12:40:00 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I knew what I was feeling, but what was I thinking!)
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To: SonOfDarkSkies

44 posted on 04/13/2011 12:40:05 PM PDT by Plummz (pro-constitution, anti-corruption)
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To: SeekAndFind

And I assume YOU’LL be endorsing Hussein too, won’t you Miss Romney...just like Miss McCain did!!


45 posted on 04/13/2011 12:40:19 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: SeekAndFind; All
"Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States"


46 posted on 04/13/2011 12:40:58 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: bjorn14

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.


47 posted on 04/13/2011 12:41:05 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: SeekAndFind

SSDD


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."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



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"


"Rove is pushing Romney so aggressively
some folks are beginning to wonder what's going on,"
grumbled one veteran Republican strategist."


"Rove has made no secret
of his support for Romney as McCain's VP. "


Romney for Obama in 2011

Mitt Romney: Obama was born in the United States
============
Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn’t Need a Birth Certificate
============
Romney on Obama: 'The citizenship test has been passed'


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



48 posted on 04/13/2011 12:43:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: SeekAndFind

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?”


49 posted on 04/13/2011 12:48:21 PM PDT by nikos1121 (Worst president in my lifetime by far..... Hoping for -24 today.)
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this is enough itself to keep me from voting for mit. Why can't these spineless people reply: It's hard to say. I have not seen any conclusive evidence either way. I wish the president would just clear it up by providing the necessary documentation so we could move on.
50 posted on 04/13/2011 12:48:39 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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