How “white” of him to assure voters he’s not some “foreign” “other” sitting in the White House. Nice going Mittens, sucking up to the extremists is exactly what you need. Romney jumps right into it at a Commerce, MI rally

TPM:

“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born,” Romney said after introducing his wife, fellow Michigan native Ann Romney. “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place where we were born and raised.”

…Donald Trump, the most prominent birther in America, is a prominent Romney backer and is scheduled to play a public role at Romney’s national convention in Tampa next week. Romney has said he doesn’t agree with Trump’s continued skepticism that Obama was, in fact, born in America but has declined to strongly repudiate him.

The Obama campaign read Romney’s comment as a hat tip to Trump’s theories and hit him for declining to put real distance between himself and some of his more incendiary supporters.

“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 [Joe] Arpaio, and Kris Kobach,” Obama spokesperson Ben LaBolt said in a statement. “But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America.”

The GOP has swung so far to the fringe. It’s really breathtaking to watch a party accelerate its decline. Take this example of Republican embarrassment: Meet the Members of the Congressional Science Committee Who Don’t Get Science: