Romney aide: No, Jewish Republicans aren't telling us they think Bachmann is Jewish

So, Sembler, have you seen any such desertions? “No,” he says, adding that he’s seen a “few people leave us and go over to Rick Perry.”

He continues: “I do interface with a lot of Jewish Republicans, and I have yet to hear a single Republican” mention any Bachmann-Romney Jewish confusion theme. “The first time I’ve heard of it is from you, and I hear a lot of stuff out there in my work,” says Sembler.

The whole notion triggered a notion for Sembler: “You could spread the rumor around, though, that Mitt Romney is Jewish,” he jokes. “I hadn’t thought about that.”