About a month ago, Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett (R), who oversees the state’s elections, caused a giant mess, threatening to keep President Obama off the Arizona ballot due to imaginary questions about the president’s citizenship. He eventually backed down and said, “If I embarrassed the state, I apologize.”
As it turns out, Bennett’s not quite done embarrassing Arizona.
If you forward this clip to the 6:24 mark, you’ll notice that Bennett, who says he’s not a “birther,” has a new conspiracy theory. Nick Martin has the story of Bennett’s comments last week at a Republican event.
Secretary of State Ken Bennett says he’s convinced Obama was born in Hawaii, but he now believes the president fraudulently claimed to be born in Kenya so he could get into college. He also believes the president has spent millions of dollars since then to cover it up. […]
“Now, I know there’s a lot of people that are very skeptical as to whether he was born in Hawaii,” Bennett told the crowd. “Personally I believe that he was. I actually believe he was fibbing about being born in Kenya when he was trying to get into college and doing things like writing a book and on and on and on.”
In the same video, you’ll notice Bennett telling the crowd that voters should “send him back home … wherever home is.” He added that Obama “has spent $1.5 or $2 million” to hide his college records.
It’s worth noting that Bennett isn’t just the top election official in Arizona, he’s also the state co-chairman of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign in Arizona.
So, here’s a question for the Republican presidential nominee: how comfortable is the candidate with his Arizona co-chairman’s crackpot ideas about the president?