COMMERCE TOWNSHIP, Mich. - Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan show up at noon for one of final campaign rallies before next week's Republican convention.
The Republican team trying to replace Democrats Barack Obama and Joe Biden spoke to a rally attended by thousands of people in Romney's former backyard, in Oakland County.
Recalling his was born in Michigan, Romney said, "no one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know this is the place where we were born and raised."
The Obama campaign zapped the remark.
“Throughout this campaign, Governor Romney has embraced the most strident voices in his party instead of standing up to them. 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," said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt.Here's the Romney bus arriving: