Yes, he really said this:
No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.
And these people said this about the remark:
- Take a moment or two to think about that, what he’s actually saying, and what it says about Mitt Romney. — Jim Messina, Campaign manager, Obama for America
- [Romney] wasn’t using prepared remarks. — A Romney campaign aide quoted by CNN
- The governor has always said, and has repeatedly said, he believes the president was born here in the United States. He was only referencing that Michigan, where he is campaigning today, is the state where he himself was born and raised. — Kevin Madden, Romney senior adviser
- It’s one thing to give the stage in Tampa to Donald Trump, Sheriff Arpaio, and Kris Kobach. But Governor Romney’s decision to directly enlist himself in the birther movement should give pause to any rational voter across America. — Ben LaBolt, Obama campaign press secretary
- I thought it was great because why should we have to worry about whether the president has a birth certificate or not? — Guy Myers, a Romney supporter from Clarkson, Mich., who witnessed the remark