Why not? He was born in the US. I know his parents weren't, though. Not flaming...just seriously asking.
do you actually think that every dirtbag born in the US is eligible to be president, or that there might be further qualifications?????
There was once a standard for citizenship that children of two citizen parents were citizens regardless of where they were born. In fact, the very first Congress and President Washington passed this into law in the Naturalization Act of 1790.
Now the birthers will ignore that the Naturalization Act of 1790 used the term "natural born citizen" to removed a requirement to be born in the US meaning most importantly the "natural born citizen" term, that is native born citizens, are whatever Congress says and this was so even in the start of the nation in the minds of those involved in the founding.
It's an inconvenient truth for the birthers who themselves can't settled on a single definition.
Jindal, Rubio and others are native born American citizens under US law and thus qualify under the "natural born citizen" requirement.
Rubio shouldn't be chosen because he's too new on the scene and we know how that works out... look at Obama. Neither man is Abe Lincoln.
While considered an outstanding manager, Jindal is not a pretty face and, as I recall from a State of the Union response, not much of a speaker. I don't see how he'd help win an election that is largely a popularity contest. Of course I'm in a bitterly cynical mood, of the opinion no one could stop Obama in part because too many conservatives don't want him stopped as well as the "historical nature" of his presidency.