Skip to comments.Is Rubio Eligible?
Posted on 07/31/2012 2:58:34 PM PDT by Perdogg
I would like to address an issue that is apparently of concern to a significant number of people. In my Ask Fred column, several people have expressed concern (some have been adamant and angry) that Marco Rubio should not be selected as the Vice Presidential nominee because he would not be eligible to be President, if the need arose. They contend that at least one of his parents were required at the time of his birth to have been a citizen for him to fulfill the constitutional requirement of eligibility, even though he was born on American soil.
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Is Rubio Eligible?
1. Is Obama?
2. Why ask about Rubio?
rubio is NOT eligible according to the dick cheney. rubio has what, one, two years as senator? rubio is also NOT eligible regarding Natural Born, but the dick cheney knows that.
The same test would apply to obama
Libs and 0bots here trying to help their guy. This Rubio for VP gonna be coming back over and over till he names is running mate.
Actually, that probably makes sense, since at the time of the writing of the Constitution, it took a long time, a lot of money, a lot of determination and risking one's life on the seas to journey from continent-to continent.
Things have changed.
Fred lost me when he started pushing de facto elimination of the Electoral College. I suppose I should click on the site to see his yes/no answer since it is not in the excerpt, but I cannot seem to do it.
There is absolutely, positively, no legal case against the eligibility of Rubio.
If you don't like Rubio, that is your right and decision, but please drop the crackpot radical birther nonsense!
At least one parent required to be a citizen? Unless it's both, you get into the dual citizenship problem. As I recall, the one citizen parent interpretation was developed out of thin air several years ago to try to legitimize Obama.
I do like Rubio, very much. That was not the question. And I could not agree more re: the radical birther nonsense.
Rubio has been co-opted now by the rhinos and sadly cannot be trusted to be a solid conservative and constitutionalist anymore , regardless of whether he is eliliginle or not IMHO.
I can’t say that I agree with Fred on this, but one thing os for sure, we will never know how the Supreme Court will rule on the issue. That’s because they are too weak-kneed to ever take the issue up.
I say nominate Rubio, and then send both Rubio’s case and Obama’s case up to the Supreme Court for decision.
In fact, I like Rubio so much I hope against hope that he does not run with Romney. I think it would hurt him in 2016. I cannot imagine how anyone would run with Romney. Most of all, Rubio. He does not need Romney.
Oops...’eligible’ . Typing on iPad lol.
Thanks for your comments.
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