"No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate, they know this is the place we were born and raised." - Romney at campaign event moments ago, via MSNBC.UPDATE: Obama campaign reacts:
“Throughout this campaign, 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.”
National Press Secretary
They have asked, however, for your tax returns that every other presidential candidate for years has released but you odd continue to hide.
What are we supposed to do with this? Are we supposed to be as vulgar as Romney and take the bait and talk about a lot of Americans believing the Mormons are a cult, since Romney now wants this campaign to be about slurs (and racist ones at that)?
How low will Mitt Romney go in order to avoid talking about Todd Akin's anti-abortion nuttery that Paul Ryan agree with, and in order to avoid talking about the fact that he may not have paid taxes for ten years and that's why he's hiding his tax returns?
Sorry Mitt, we're sticking to the issues. Why do you continue to hide your tax returns from the American people? Is it because you haven't paid a dime in taxes in ten years?
Romney must be awfully scared about how his campaign is going if he's making birther comments at campaign events. This kind of negative campaigning is what you do when you're losing badly.