Romney Makes "Birth Certificate" Joke in Michigan

Your News Companion by Ben Mathis-Lilley
Aug. 24 2012 1:01 PM

Watch Mitt Romney Crack a "Birth Certificate" Joke on the Campaign Trail

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Mitt Romney arrives to board his campaign plane at Lea County Regional Airport in Hobbs, New Mexico, on August 23, 2012

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Mitt Romney, stumping in Michigan today, drew some cheap laughs from the crowd with a not-so-subtle crack about President Obama's birth certificate.

"Now I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born," the GOP hopeful told the crowd. "Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born at Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate, they know that this is the place that we were born and raised."

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As you'll see in the clip below (via BuzzFeed), the crowd ate it up:

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City.