Romney stirred up a bit of controversy a ‘joke’ yesterday. Apparently, not everybody sees it the same:
“No one’s ever asked to see my birth certificate,” a smiling Romney told a rally of some 7,000 people in his home state of Michigan.
“They know that this is the place that we were born and raised,” he said to the laughter of the crowd, speaking alongside his wife, Ann.
Certainly, Obama has joked about the issue himself, but there is an degree to which being able to laugh at oneself is different from having someone else joke about one’s nationality. So, was it an innocent joke, a flubbed attempt to be amiable, or something more?