We could have a battle of the birthers on our hands. We know all about the Obama birthers, but now it seems that there is a group of crazy people who think Mitt Romney isn’t eligible to be president either. BuzzFeed has the details:
But, as it turns out, Romney has his set of detractors questioning his American citizenship — an Internet subculture that embodies the sort of rubber-and-glue politics that’s helped define this election, and one that reflects the way fringe voters translate suspicion of a candidate in the Obama era.
The Romney birthers’ predominant theory is that because George Romney was born in Mexico, his candidate son is not a natural-born citizen, and therefore Constitutionally ineligible to occupy the Oval Office. (This theory has the unfortunate side-effect of disqualifying President Chester Arthur, the son of an immigrant from Ireland.)
Others believe the younger Romney was, himself, born in Mexico; others point to supposed evidence that his birth certificate is a fraud — and a few even contend that he was raised up by Mormon polygamists to be a presidential plant. But the bottom line for all of them is that Mitt just isn’t American enough to be president.
Orly Taitz to the batshit phone. Now if only he names Marco Rubio as his VP, we’ll have the perfect birther storm.