If the Birther Issue Comes Up in Debate

"No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate," said Mitt Romney at a rally last week in a Detroit suburb.  "They know this is the place that we were born and raised." This remark created a major stir on the left, a minor stir in the media, and a petit frisson on the right, and it touched the great empty middle of "undecided" America not at all.  For better or worse, the undecideds have other things to worry about. Later, Romney adviser Kevin Madden seemed to temper the remark, telling the media, "The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States.  "He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised." Although some on the right were disappointed that Romney did not pursue this, he was wise not to.  This was not the right time.  The right time is during a debate.  At least one moderator will find Romney's bait...(Read Full Article)

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