The article is badly researched. The 14th Amendment doesn't mention American's born abroad or Americans. It only mentions people who are born IN the United States. Therefore, since Cruz was NOT born in the United States, the Fourteenth Amendment does not apply to him, and his citizenship must have derived from a source OTHER than the Fourteenth Amendment. Either through another statute entirely, or from being born a Natural born citizen.
In my opinion, if Cruz's parents were both US citizens at the time of his birth, and if they had both resided at some point within the US, then Cruz would likely be a "natural born citizen under the original intent of the US Constitution.
If Obama was not held to these standards, why do you and Fox want to crucify Cruz?
There could be room for debate and interpretation, but I think for most people here, it's about principle and honor. From a moral perspective two wrongs don't make a right. (Just because someone got away with committing a wrong doesn't mean that it is okay to counter with another wrong.) Many people have taken oaths to defend the constitution, and thus they are bound by honor and oath to not support something that they believe will undermine the Constitution. It could thus be argued that if they were to support someone for president whom they sincerely believed to be an unconstitutional candidate, then they would be hypocrites and oath breakers.
In my opinion, if Cruz’s parents were both US citizens at the time of his birth, and if they had both resided at some point within the US, then Cruz would likely be a “natural born citizen under the original intent of the US Constitution.
Just a little info regarding Cruz, his parents and their divorce.
Rafael Cruz came to the US fleeing from Cuba in 1957. Landed in Austin Tx worked and got a degree from UT, met and married Cruz’s mother. They moved to Canada where Ted Cruz was born and resided nearing his fourth birthday when his mother and he moved back to Houston. His parents were separated but not divorced at that time. They reunited and divorced later. Rafael Cruz became a US citizen in 2005. He currently is a pastor in the North Dallas area but I can’t tell you which church.
Here are a some Cruz articles from various print media of which many wash the same info over.