Mitt Romney appeared with his running mate Paul Ryan in Commerce yesterday, but instead of focusing on the issues, he played into false, divisive attacks.
“Now, I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place I was born."
The statement only left people in Oakland County with more questions. Here’s what some of them had to say:
Tom, Bloomfield Hills
“I think Mitt Romney’s statement about no one asking to see his birth certificate was out of touch. President Obama produced his long form birth certificate for the country to see. Now it’s time for Mitt Romney to produce more than one year of tax returns.”
Lydia, Auburn Hills
“Okay, Mitt Romney spent some of his formative years in the Michigan. And yet, he slammed the door on the lifeblood of this state – the auto industry – when times were tough. That’s not a Michigander.”
“I’m not sure why Mitt Romney chose to shift the discourse to what is, quite frankly, a fringe issue. Attack lines are easier than meaningful discourse regarding his reproductive rights platform, I guess.”
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