Mitt Romney‘s birth certificate reads: “Certificate of Live Birth,” just like President Obama’s birth certificate. One of the birther movement’s sticking points has been that the Obama birth certificate released by the President last year is titled “Certificate of Live Birth,” and not “Birth Certificate,” which for some reason is supposedly different. Somehow.
Reuters, who released the above image, reports:
Finally, there is definitive proof: The presidential candidate was born in the United States, and his father was not.
Yes, Republican Mitt Romney appears eligible to be president, according to a copy of Romney’s birth certificate released to Reuters by his campaign. Willard Mitt Romney, the certificate says, was born in Detroit on March 12, 1947.
His mother, Lenore, was born in Utah and his father, former Michigan governor and one-time Republican presidential candidate George Romney, was born in Mexico.
So on a day when real estate and media mogul Donald Trump was trying to help Mitt Romney by stirring up a new round of questions about whether Democratic President Barack Obama was born in the United States, Romney’s own birth record became a reminder that in the 1968 presidential campaign, his father had faced his own “birther” controversy.
For more on the ludicrous birther conspiracy theories, espoused as recently as today by Birther King Donald Trump, read this Wikipedia article which nicely details the issue.
Now, if only Mitt Romney would release his tax returns…
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