DINE WITH THE BIRTHER
[Mitt] Romney's campaign is ... raffling a chance to have dinner with [Donald] Trump for supporters who donate to the campaign.
"I want you: Dine with the Donald," a campaign flier proclaims, along with a drawing of Trump.
The campaign offers: "Airport transportation in the Trump vehicle; Stay at the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York; Tour the Celebrity Apprentice Boardroom; Dine with Donald Trump and Mitt Romney."
Here's the "Dine with the Donald" page on Romney's campaign site, accompanied by a drawing that looks as if it was done by a bad Times Square sketch artist wearing a blindfold:
In case you're confused, it is not correct to say that Donald Trump used to be a birther and conspiratorialist. Donald Trump is still a birther and conspiratorialist:
Anyone going to ask Romney about this? Or, for that matter, about Trump's belief that vaccines cause autism?
UPDATE: Good to see birtherism is the main thrust of DNC press secretary Melanie Roussell's response to this:
Once again Mitt Romney is failing the moral leadership test. Instead of rejecting Donald Trump's 'birther' conspiracy theories and divisive attacks, he's endorsing them by campaigning and fundraising with him. Romney has shown time and again that he's not ready to have his John McCain 2008 type moment by speaking out against these types of attacks against the President. This type of false and extremely divisive rhetoric has no place in the political discourse of our country and Mitt Romney should stand up against it instead of standing with Donald Trump to raise money for his campaign.
I can easily imagine Romney canceling this event as a result of too much bad press about Trump's birtherism. Which raises the question: How can we elect a guy president who throws in his lot with a birther and doesn't foresee that this will be a problem for his campaign? Does the heads-I-win-tails-I-win nature of the financial wheeler-dealer world from which Romney emerged just make him incapable of grasping that some decisions are seriously ill-advised?