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  •  But WAS his father a citizen? (1+ / 0-)
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    George R's father decamped to Mexico and exactly what happened with his citizenship - and that of his mother, one of several sister-wives - is not exactly clear.

    Now, he probably was. But it is definitely hazy - so much more so than any "trumped-up" allegations about Obama's birth.

    It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

    by firstalto on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 02:54:49 PM PDT

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    •  It is not easy to renounce (0+ / 0-)

      American citizenship. It doesn't happen accidentally or inadvertently.

      Even though George Romney's parents moved to Mexico, they retained their U.S. citizenship and passed it along to their children born in Mexico.

      •  Agree... that's likely the case... (0+ / 0-)

        ... but my point is that Romney should not engage in this nonsense considering that his own family's situation provides just as much grist for the rumor mill.

        Heck, not long ago the GOP was trying to finagle a way for Schwarzenegger to run for president... asking Obama to provide more documentation than exists (or would exist for any other person born in Hawaii in that timeframe) is ridiculous when he's already given whatever there is to give.

        It often requires more courage to dare to do right than to fear to do wrong. – Abraham Lincoln

        by firstalto on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 02:12:49 PM PDT

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