Skip to comments.Mark Steyn a candidate for US Senate?
Posted on 08/17/2013 9:42:51 AM PDT by Rufus2007
On his radio show on Thursday night, conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbied National Review columnist and occassional fill-in host for Rush Limbaugh to make a run for a New Hampshire U.S. Senate seat against the current incumbent, Democrat Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
Hewitt on Friday had announced the launch of SteynforSenate.com, where one can sign a petition to encourage him to run as well as be notified how to contribute to his campaign in the event he does run.
But in his regular appearance on Thursday, Steyn expressed his disappointment in the lack of the quality of candidates considering a run for the seat, but he didnt entirely rule it out either.
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It would make watching the primary/general election debates entertaining and he'd probably rake in campaign contributions.
Cue up the usual scab pickers who’ll say he’s not “qualified.”
Doesn’t Steyn have dual citizenship or something like that which could disqualify him? He often speaks about Canada as if he is not native to the U.S.
Don’t get me wrong. After clowns like Obama and Al Franken won senate seats, nobody should worry about the bar for genuine qualifications being set very high but I do believe there are age and nationality requirements and I’m not sure he makes it on nationality.
His lecturing other members of "the world's most deliberative body" would be great sport and take some of the media pressure off of Cruz and Rand.
You can apparently "qualify" for president by just blocking access to any of your records, and smoking weed and doing coke in limo's with other fags. Oh, and being a "Community Organizer," whatever the hell that's supposed to mean.
Frankly, the whole "Community Organizer" scam leaves me uniquely unimpressed. Obama, Jackson, Ayers, all have spent decades "community organizing" in Chicago, and over that same period, Chicago has gone from a vibrant, upwardly-mobile city to a murder-capital hell-hole with one of the highest crime rates in America.
These swine are just power-mad leeches, who prey upon society's most vulnerable morons to acheive their rancid agenda. Charlatans, pimps, hucksters and snake-oil clerks. Humanity's most shameful and depraved specimens.
Keep the faith. The End is coming, and these slugs have a real surprise in store.
Last I heard he wasn’t a US citizen...but a Brityish born Canadian. Ha he since naturalized here?
note that there may be eligibility requirements forany elective office, such as age, citizenship , and residency, There are no qualifications for any US office except getting the most votes.... whether those votes be popular or electoral....I
I don’t believe he’s a citizen. He lives over on the other side of the county from me. Haven’t met him yet but I know some of his neighbors well.
Community Organizers used to be called “Communist Agitators” before the age of politically correct speech.
Yep.......1 2 3 4 go!
I doubt he would want the job. Who wants to spend their days arguing with Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, and Patty Murray?
I would love to see Mark Steyn and some of the other pundits - even Rush - get into politics. They speak the Truth, they are good communicators, they are citizens whose lives are impacted by the lefties in office currently. They have great name recognition and they have honed their understanding of the issues at hand. Steyn would be terrific. Hugh Hewitt would be terrific. Dennis Prager. ETC.
Legislators do not have to be lawyers, and the certainly do not have to be life-long politicians. It is not the Founding Fathers’ vision, at all. We the People are impacted by those we elect, and dagnabbit, it is high time we had some representatives who spoke for us.
Qualifications for Senators:
1) they must be at least 30 years old,
2) they must have been citizens of the United States for at least the past nine years, and
3) they must be inhabitants of the states they seek to represent at the time of their election.
Each Representative must:
(1) be at least twenty-five years old;
(2) have been a citizen of the United States for the past seven years; and
(3) be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state they represent.
Members are not required to live in the district they represent, but they traditionally do
I signed... Even though I am in The California People’s Republic... We have no senators here... Just a couple of whiney leftys
He was born in Canada.
The subject of the President’s lack of qualification for his office is not germane here.
Steyn is a legal immigrant from a friendly nation (or once was), Canada, and his loyalty to his adopted country is quite evident and vastly exceeds that of the so-called “President” of the United States. He meets all the Constitutional requirements as far as I know.
The fact that Canada still considers him a citizen is meaningless. He renounced his loyalty to that nation when he took the oath of citizenship. While symbolic, there is no requirement to go further and make a declaration to the old country of renunciation. Tens of millions of immigrants to the United States never bothered to do that, nor should they.
I disagree with Steyn on a number of things but in general, he would be light years better then 98% of the current Senators.
Mark for Senate.
You forgot to mention Harry Reid and another double handful of sitting senators with D behind their name.
Unfortunately, the point is not whether Canada considers Mark a citizen or not, it’s that the US does not consider him to be a citizen. He is a legal resident, not a US citizen.
If he were eligible, I’d be all for him running, but he isn’t.
I’m pretty sure Mark means all this as a joke.
The Constitution just says that a Senator must have "been nine years a citizen of the United States," but it doesn't say that he must be a citizen when elected.
BTW, isn't the term "nine years" a little ambiguous? Is "nine" always more than eight, but less than ten?
I believe you are correct. He would never run, imo. I do wish I saw more of him on TV, though. Like Fox. I can’t get Rush any more so I listen to Andrew Wilkow in that time slot.
President Obama could waive the citizenship requirement.
If needed, a FReeper could throw together an acceptable Hawaii birth cert in photoshop.
My mistake. Thought he had naturalized.
But of course, things like that don’t really matter anymore, do they?
People do seem to just ignore the Constitution when it seems convenient, don’t they?
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