COMMERCE, Mich. — Did Mitt Romney make a birther joke?

It sure seemed like it Friday morning as he made remarks before a crowd of more than 1,000 here in Michigan, the state where he was born and raised.

“I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where both of us were born," Romney said as his wife, Ann, and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stood next to him on the podium.

"Ann was born in Henry Ford Hospital, I was born in Harper Hospital. No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate; they know that this is the place that we were born and raised," he said. The crowd laughed and applauded loudly.