Skip to comments.Would a Rubio VP run force Obama to prove he is a Natural Born Citizen? (Vanity)
Posted on 03/25/2012 4:24:33 PM PDT by no dems
Another FReeper, on another thread, made a great observation regarding a possibility of Marco Rubio being on the GOP Ticket in 2012. And, I quote:
Public speculation about his potential for Veep consideration would, in a sane world, bring attention to Obummers lack of natural-born citizenship. And if he was not qualified four years ago...
Wow....that is a great observation. If Rubio is on the Ticket, and his Natural Born Citizenship status is questioned, that would open up a demand for a show of proof that Obama is a N-B-C. His fake record of live birth that he produced is not sufficient. Talk about a catch-22 situation for Obama and Co. Oh yeah; thats what Im talking about. And, I know that this will not set well with the birthers but as for me, I want to see Rubio get the VP nod, now, more than ever. Not to mention the fact that he could help the GOP with their Hispanic vote deficit, hed also carry Florida; and whoever carries Florida, wins the White House.
You aren’t crazy. Just naive.
1. Our “media” is terrified of the FCC and the Administration. CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC and CBS will not investigate or report. Fox will a little, until Rupert gets a call from Obama’s people.
2. Half the country is brainwashed to think that any criticism of Obama is racism and racism is bad.
Don’t waste your time. “Country Joe” Stalin has been reborn as “Urban Barry” Obama.
Rubio paired with either Newt or Rick might have positive advantages.
Their ain’t anything that is going to rescue a Romney ticket.
The media and Obama are salivating at the prospect of being able to use Romney’s Progressive Liberal record against him.
When John McCain ran against Obama for president ,right away McCain was challenged by the press as not being a natural born citizen because McCain was born in Panama. The same standard was not applied to Obama as we well know. - tom
No - only Rubio docs would be checked.
End the DNC’s war on Hispanics.
Well, John McCain was a bit different. He was born in the Panama Canal Zone, when that zone was an American possession, of American citizen parents.
I agree with your points. Except you need to replace “Country Joe” with “Chicago Joe”
Romney’s father was born in Mexico , does that put him and Obama in the same boat
The GOP is in on the game.
Don't miss my point here.
McCain was obviously a natural born citizen as both parents were US citizens and his father was serving in the Military, and that's why he was born outside the country.
My point is the Press had the gall to go down that road with McCain, but looked the other way with Obama, when there were plenty of red flags about Obama's actual birth.
The Press showed no interest in pursuing Obama's birth, and then focused their attention into investigating the Palins right down through their children and into the children's sex life. - Tom
I don't think that any conservative that gets on Romney's ticket will even help him. Me thinks it would be politically damaging to that person. Look how Palin even had damage to her credibility from some of her strongest supporters for endorsing McCain. People look to her to be independent vs giving respect. I was let down she did that. If she or Marco helps Romney ticket, their political future will be tarnished since many conservatives are very committed to their distrust of Romney. I pray she does not do it-she will have a hard time running for president. She needs all conservatives behind her. Imo.
Sorry, but if Rubio’s parents were not American citizens at the time of his birth, he is not a natural born citizen and thus not eligible to be Vice President or President.
If someone tries to nominate him as the vice presidential candidate, some delegate to the convention needs to raise this. Let’s not be hypocrites and help further erode the Constitution. If they still want to have him as the VP candidate, they need to IMMEDIATELY RAISE THE NBC QUESTION TO THE SUPREME COURT. No more heads-in-the-sand please.
End the DNCs war on Hispanics.
I like that. Let’s spread the word.
Romneys father was born in Mexico , does that put him and Obama in the same boat
I dunno. Good question.
As far as how the term "natural born citizen" would have been understood in 1787, it seems that a key requirement was that the parents (or at least the father) of the child were citizens at the time of the birth. So Obama does not qualify even if he was born in Hawaii--but neither does Rubio even though he was born in the US.
My theory is that the birth certificate that has been released is a fake not because the real one would show that Obama was born in Kenya but because of other information which would be damaging to him.