Does Mitt Romney Dream of Electric Sheep?

A Voigt Kampff Machine
A Voigt Kampff Machine

In the 2008 presidential campaign, based on no evidence or rational foundation whatsoever, conservative extremists floated the idea that Barack Obama was born in Kenya, rather than his actual birthplace, the nearly as exotic (to them) locale of Honolulu, Hawaii. Right-wing media picked up the story and suddenly, and improbably, this bogus claim became a campaign issue.

Now, four years later, and despite assurances the president was born in Honolulu from Hawaii Republican officials, including the governor, and despite the release of the president’s birth certificate in both its short and long form, Birtherism lives on.

Given that, maybe it’s time we asked an even more serious question about Mitt Romney. Is he a human being?