Mitt Romney Releases Birth Certificate: Chicago Tribune Goes On The Article II Attack
Mitt Romney Releases Birth Certificate: The Chicago Tribune Goes On The Article II Attack
Romney's birth certificate evokes his father's controversy
By Mark Hosenball @ Reuters via Chicago Tribune
"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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.
Back then, George Romney - who died in 1995 - was a moderate who was challenging eventual President Richard Nixon in the Republican primaries.
Records in a George Romney archive at the University of Michigan describe how questions about his eligibility to be president surfaced almost as soon as he began his short-lived campaign.
In many ways, they appear to echo today's complaints that Trump and some other conservative "birthers" have made about Obama while questioning whether Obama - whose father was from Kenya and mother was from Kansas - was born in Hawaii."
CONTINUED HERE: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/p...,5483593.story
ROMNEY BIRTH CERTIFICATE ISSUED ON 1/18/2012: http://static.reuters.com/resources/...ertificate.pdf
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