Birtherism Still Won’t Die

Birtherism has a new advocate jokester -- Matt Romney.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to release his tax returns for reasons that have been left up to us to decide, and all indicators suggest that he isn't releasing them because he pays a lower tax rate than your average teacher or janitor despite being worth at least $250 million dollars.

Matt Romney, the son of Mitt Romney, responded to critics of his father today by saying he would release his tax returns as soon as President Obama releases his birth certificate and school grades.

There’s off message and then there’s Mitt Romney’s son, Matt Romney, who suggested on Thursday that President Obama should release his birth certificate and grades before his father releases his tax returns.

“He’s certainly not afraid of anything, he’s not hiding anything,” he said of his father in a video recorded by a Patch reporter in New Hampshire. “But I heard someone suggest the other day that as soon as President Obama releases his grades and birth certificate and sort of a long list of things, that maybe he’d do that.”

After his brothers stepped in to distance the candidate from the remarks, Matt added that “that’s a suggestion from someone else.”

That's just a suggestion from someone else. Matt Romney is simply relaying the suggestion. Right.

You can view video of Matt Romney's remarks here.