from Politico via Ginger Gibson:
Starting his speech with a reflection on his love for Michigan, Romney explained that he and Ann Romney are proud natives and named the hospitals where they were born.
"Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital. I was born in Harper Hospital," Romney said, continuing: "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
The crowd cheered in response.
Twitter is up in arms:
Obama camp: "Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) August 24, 2012
I had no idea today would be the day Romney would go the full birther racist. washingtonpost.com/blogs/election…
— Nick Spencer (@nickspencer) August 24, 2012
I didn't think Romney was desperate enough to blow the Birther dog whistle. But apparently I was wrong
— Jonathan Kay (@jonkay) August 24, 2012
Just a few of thousands of the morally indignant tweets from the left. But it's all okay of course if we call Mitt Romney a murderer, a felon, a tax evader. He'll throw grandma under the bus.
The left have no sense of humor. They've proven that time and again. It was a joke people! Get over it!
Will Obama learn his lesson and get back to talking about the economy? I don't think so.