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Romney On Birther Reference: “The Crowd Loved It And Got A Good Laugh”

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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, attends a rally at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill August 24, 2012 in Commerce, Michigan. Also speaking at the event was Romney's wife Ann and his Vice Presidential running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, attends a rally at the Long Family Orchard Farm and Cider Mill August 24, 2012 in Commerce, Michigan. Also speaking at the event was Romney’s wife Ann and his Vice Presidential running mate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI). (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)

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BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is responded to allegations from the Obama campaign that he’s aligning himself with extremists in the party.

At a rally in Commerce Township Friday, Romney referenced the discredited rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S.

Speaking on CBS Evening News Friday night, Romney defended his comments.

“Oh, we’re in Michigan, Ann and I both born in Detroit, and of course a little humor goes a long way – the crowd loved it and got a good laugh,” said Romney.

Romney said the comment was not a swipe at the President. “I’ve said throughout the campaign and before, there’s no question about where he (the President) was born, he was born in the U.S.,” said Romney.

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