I thought this video of a birther-curious Rep Mike Coffman screwing the pooch (via) would be worth a watch as you peruse a story about the Donald’s latest birther noises. It’s clear that the local media pursuing Coffman understands that even the hint of birtherism is political poison. Yet Romney is still planning to attend a fundraiser with Trump next month.
Since a good part of that story covers Romney’s moron spokesman saying that Trump is more popular than George Clooney (whatever that means, and why go down that rathole?), I assume part of the reason is that Romney’s campaign is too stupid to understand that birtherism is toxic to 73% of the population. The other reason is that they think they can bluff and bluster the national media into treating birtherism like intelligent design: one theory among others about Obama’s origin, about which there’s legitimate disagreement by serious persons. They might pull the latter off, but Mitt’s going to face a few reporters like the locals in the video, and at some point he’s going to be squirming about sharing the stage with an asshole who thinks the President was born in Kenya.