Skip to comments.Romney on Obama: 'The citizenship test has been passed'
Posted on 04/12/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney tonight pushed back against those in his party who are questioning President Obama's citizenship, suggesting his fellow Republicans should put their energy into more substantive issues.
"The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report. "I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office...but his citizenship isn't the reason why."
Several prominent Republicans -- including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin -- have once again tried to stoke controversy by questioning Obama's citizenship even though his birth in Hawaii has been confirmed by officials in the state.
Romney said he would welcome Trump into the Republican race, while sidestepping a question whether he views the business mogul as a chief rival.
"He's a new face and a new voice in the process," Romney said of Trump, who is leading in some recent national polls. "My view is, come on in the water's fine. The more the merrier."
Romney, in his first interview since announcing yesterday that he was formally exploring a presidential bid, also was asked several times about his biggest vulnerability: the Massachusetts health care plan. Today is the fifth anniversary of the law, which was used as a template for President Obama's national plan -- one that is despised by most Republicans.
Romney repeated his defense of the Massachusetts law, while arguing that Obama was usurping states rights by imposing a federal plan....
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Update: Breaking from Hawaii: No More Long-Form Birth Certificates!
Romney = McCain II
This is like when Soetoro said the time for discussion about gloBULL warming “has passed”
Anyone who thinks Myth is better than Soetoro is just wrong.
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Another reason that he's the front-running Repub candidate according to the dummycrats. THEY LOVE HIM!
Kinda' wish he'd switch parties and run as a dummycrat. Has anyone asked him why he's hanging around the Republicans since he loves Obambicare and homosexual causes? Hmmmm?
Mitt you has-been RINO. Be gone! Politicians like you make me puke. Get back to Massachusetts and take care of your baby, Mitt-Care. Oh, God...you are such a loser.
Not if I can help it.
It is amazing anybody can hear Romney when his head is so far up Barky’s @ss.
Congress has to take a statement of the Hawaii officials, then try them for perjury if it dont exist.
Romney is apparently retarded.
No Romney, ever, since they came to the US from England BEFORE the Civil War, has ever worn a uniform, let alone fought for America. McPain is a doddering, ignorant hack, but at least he and his family have been when needed dutiful patriots, something Mittens and his spawn can never say.
Sorry Mitty. Not liking Trump does not translate to liking you.
What a complete fool. The center-right electorate clearly wants Obama to end all doubts about his eligibility to hold office. It doesn't matter what politicians and talking heads personally think about the issue, they're committing professional suicide by opposing it.
You'd think that none of them can figure out the reason for Trump's incredibly fast rocket to the top of the potential contender heap.
"I believe the president was born in the United States."
What a moron. Guess he "believes" in all that HopeyChangey bullshit too.
"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.
And forget about his birth certificate (or mine or my dad's), OK?"
Romney sounds like he has McLame's disease. He won't let anyone go after the usurper, he'll fight by the Marcus of Queensbury rules and we'll get 4 more years of Hussein.
Thank God, Romney isn't in congress. This way when Hussein causes the "October surprise", Romney won't need to suspend his campaign to be at "an important vote".
Trump = McCain deja vu.
Another “front runner” that hasn’t a clue regarding the Obama scam, starting with no understanding of the difference between a Natural Born Citizen and a native born citizen (if that) right on through the often posted questions about Obama’s life story. Sux to see this. The Donald needs to school Mittens.
this is unreal! can someone please shed some light on why republicans would defend obama, of all people! so far there’s rove, beck, o’reilly, the coulter fiasco on o’reilly, limbaugh, etc. all supporting obama AGAINST conservatives and others who simply want to see obama’s BC. what’s in it for them? in fact, there’s little difference between them and chris matthews, eugene robinson and the others. hannity is the only fox person who even mentions the BC issue in a reasonable tone.
Attn. GOP. You have failed your test. Have a nice election without me helping you out next time.
We’re being had.
When Trump first started doing the ridiculous apprentice shows, my first thought was, who was able to buy a billionaire to make him perform like that? Everyone I knew said, “Oh, he’s enjoying himself, he can do anything he wants.”
Now suddenly ONLY Trump recently started speaking “Birther” loudly, and erstwhile and so-called conservatives are falling all over themselves to denounce Trump and defend Hussein from crazy ol’ Donald.
Win The Future — Who is ORCHESTRATING all this? Does Soros and his new anti-Fox hirees control them all now?
I think he is a blend. McCain, Dole, and Jimmy Carter. All in one nice GOP package. Who could be a better designated loser?
No one said he wasn’t a citizen Mitt, we said he couldn’t be President because he wasn’t born here.
Mitt and many others can’t be that stupid. They’ve got to know the difference, but they can’t go off script.
I believe that Zer0 screwed up and did loose his legal citizenship.
Oh shaddup Romney. We liked it when you kept out of sight and mind.
Yeah, and Mitts’s RINO test has been passed as well.
Romney has zero chance at getting the nomination.
i know it sounds like i’m just whining? and in the end i’ll vote for him? but i really, really won’t.
This website has a video of the Ambassadort of Kenya saying the Barack Obama was born in Kenya.
Fixed it for ya!
Roomey, You will never be the GOP nominee for President. EVER
Isn’t this comment by mitt the equivalent of john mclame’s comment about nobama (to poorly paraphrase) that nobama would make a great president and we should have nothing to fear? Just why don’t these RINO freaks absent themselves from any sort of public life (all the way down to dog-catcher)?
As for me, if I wanted a Kenyan President, I would move to Kenya.
Well, he couldnt help it anymore. He was all nice and quiet and all. But he couldnt help himself and stepped right into it. The man is as big a fake as anything I have seen..well maybe the Huck and him are brothers. They both let their mouth run over their brains.
mitt’s just warming up those kneepads like a good little establishment boy
In fairness, we really don’t know for certain where he was born. That’s the point. Their is little documentation just who it is that occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
We certainly have a lot of wimpy Republicans who are afraid of asking questions for fear of what the Media will say.
Keep in mind that Romney’s own dad faced citizenship questions, but he was never much of a contender either...
This is the thing I never understood. Why would people on our side defend Obama? It boggles the mind.
I don’t know how many times i’ve gotten into verbal wars with conservatives who simply accept what the biggest liar on the planet says about his birth certificate.
Why would ANYONE give him or the Democrats the benefit of the doubt?
Those unwilling to rock the boat a little or a lot aren’t really worth an ounce of spit.
I wonder who the puppet master is?
” this is unreal! can someone please shed some light on why republicans would defend obama, of all people! so far theres
rove, beck, oreilly, the coulter fiasco on oreilly, limbaugh, etc.
all supporting obama AGAINST conservatives and others who simply want to see obamas BC. “
These guys want it both ways.
And it makes them look like gullible fools .
Their daily mantra is that Barry is a pathological liar , the epitome of deviousness.
Except when it comes to his undisclosed birth certificate
and unknown life particulars.
Suddenly they believe that Barry is as virtuous as Mother Teresa and as honest as George Washington.
All I ever hear is “I believe he was born here...” blah blah blah. What makes someone believe that if they’ve never seen the long form birth certificate? What other evidence do they have? Can Mitt Romney walk down the street and say that he believes everyone on that street was born here? I can’t.
After being completely silent as the country burns, Mitt decides to come out strong on this issue.