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Romney Makes A Birther Joke…Maybe?
Mitt Romney today campaigned in Michigan, his home state, where he made this joke - "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate," said Romney. "They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
On first listen, it sounds like Mitt Romney is taking a shot at President Obama over his place of birth, which has been questioned by right-wing activists commonly referred to as "birthers."
That's what Obama For America thought. This was Obama's campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt's response - "Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them. It's one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney's decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America."
But, according to Romney advisor Kevin Madden, it was all a misunderstanding - "The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States," said Madden. "He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised."
You decide. http://abcn.ws/QzHG8o
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From Junior Prom King to Homecoming King - Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will return to Janesville, Wisconsin, ahead of next week's Republican National Convention for a send-off rally at Janesville Craig High School.
It's a great time to look at Paul Ryan through the years again - http://abcn.ws/PjaBzg
Another Factoid - Paul Ryan Favors Asparagus Over Cake, and Obama - http://abcn.ws/R79HVB
Romney and Ryan: Keep the Bromance, Lose the Matching Shirts - After landing in Michigan this afternoon, Romney was joined on his charter plane by Ryan, who appeared to be wearing an identical shirt - a white dress shirt with a light-blue checkered pattern - to Romney. It's a shirt that Ryan and Romney frequently wear on the stump. http://abcn.ws/Sx0s6E
The Tithes That Bind: Romney says his tithing to the Mormon church is why he won't reveal more tax documents http://abcn.ws/TZ4ov2
We Get It, He's Staying: Todd Akin once again affirms he's not dropping out. http://abcn.ws/P9R9c3
Out of the eye of Isaac, but not out of the woods - The forecast in Tampa calls for lots of rain due to Isaac passing to the West. We'll be there with boots on! http://abcn.ws/Qz94TY
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