Mitt Romney's birth certificate was released Tuesday night, and after so many years of scrutinizing the birth certificate of Barack Obama, we couldn't help wondering what birthers think about the Republican nominee's eligibility to be president. The document Romney released to Reuters is a "certificate of live birth" -- the same type of document released in 2008 by President Obama and deemed not good enough by birthers. The Atlantic Wire asked for a comment from Jerome Corsi, the most prominent birther and author of Where's the Birth Certificate? Corsi said he'd get back to us, and directed us to a January story he wrote about Romney's citizenship. More on that below, but it's clear that, if you're prone to think this way, Romney's birth document has many of the same problems as the orignal document President Obama's team released in its first attempts to keep the birthers at bay. Again, it's merely a "certificate of live birth." The document was issued by the State of Michigan on January 18, 2012. It shows a father born in another country -- Mexico this time, instead of Kenya. As The Guardian points out, the certificate was filed March 17, 1947, five whole days after Romney was born: "How can Mitt Romney explain this mysterious five day gap during which time he may (or may not) have been smuggled in from Canada? – the foreign country bordering on Michigan."
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