Posted by | May 30, 2012 10:31 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Dana Milbank has the latest on the budding controversy.

Let me stipulate that I have no proof that Romney is a unicorn, and indeed I want to believe that he is not. But I have not seen proof of this because he has not released the original copy of his long-form birth certificate.

There are many others who feel as I do — 18,000 people to be precise. I first began to consider the possibility that Romney might be a unicorn when I heard that LeftAction, an online petition operation created by Democratic PR guy John Hlinko, was campaigning to get the Arizona secretary of state to certify that the presumptive Republican nominee is not a mythical beast before allowing his name to be on the presidential ballot.

Let me be clear that I oppose Governor Romney because of his policies.  I couldn’t care less whether he is a unicorn.  If he wins the election I will be worried for the future of our country but I will be proud that we can see past superficial differences and elect a unicorn for President (not that I’m saying he’s a unicorn).

By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.