From the August 24 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Rush Limbaugh Show:
LIMBAUGH: Stay focused. Romney and Ryan in Michigan. Big, big crowd. And here is Romney, I'm convinced, test-driving something. I think this line is a test drive.
ROMNEY [audio clip]: I love being home in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised.
LIMBAUGH: OK, now, as you c-- yeah, yeah, right on. As you can imagine, the media is in a tizzy. The media is in a tizzy. There's a tweet here from Jan Crawford at CBS. “At Romney event. Two reactions to his birth certificate joke. Reporters gasped, and the crowd of thousands laughed and cheered.”
And there's a -- there's another tweet. Let's see, this is from a guy named Philip Rucker who offers the context of this. He says, “Romney spoke of his birth certificate just minutes after Ryan reminded the crowd of Obama's '08 cling to guns and religion quote.”
So Ryan's out there talking about Obama and his bitter clinger quote. And Romney gets up to the microphone. It's his turn to speak, and he test-drives that line about nobody's ever had to ask to see his birth certificate.
I'm going to tell you what. You know, I'm gonna make a prediction for you. It's going to be fascinating to watch. The Obama-bashing at the Republican convention is going to be delicious. It's going to be five-star-restaurant type stuff. I mean, you're going to love it. You are going to eat it up, all the Obama-bashing. And I'll bet you what's happening right now is the networks are trying to figure out how they can avoid airing any of it.