Today in Commerce, Michigan Mitt Romney said: “No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.” perpetuating the racist myth that President Obama was born in Kenya. Last December his son Matt joined the far right in questioning Obama’s birth certificate and college transcripts, implying the President got into Harvard because of affirmative action.
Someone needs to remind Romney that his father was born in Mexico, and yet was qualified to run for president. John McCain was born in Panama, and he too was qualified to run for president.
So Mr. Romney, we’ll take you up on it. Let’s see your birth certificate. Let’s see your college transcripts, since we all know money can fast track your application into Harvard (or Yale). And while you’re at it, let’s see your tax returns for the last five years.