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.

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

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“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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