The answer: George Romney's parents were U.S. citizens, so at birth he also became a natural-born U.S. citizen. His son, Mitt Romney, brought up George Romney's birth during Thursday's Republican presidential debate to rebut the charge that he's "anti-immigrant."
The GOP presidential race comes to Florida. Has Romney recovered from his South Carolina drubbing? Has Gingrich's momentum been halted? NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin try to figure it out in time for Florida's Jan. 31 primary. Also, Gabby Giffords bows out in an emotional farewell.
Host Michel Martin speaks with Republican Congressman Allen West, who represents Florida's 22nd district. They discuss what voters in the Sunshine State are looking for in Tuesday's primary, and what he's doing to attract more African-Americans to vote Republican.
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