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  •  Doesn't matter (0+ / 0-)

    You just have to be a natural born citizen. There's some dispute about the meaning of the term, but I figure as long as his mother was an American citizen, he is, sadly, eligible.

    Not that he will get anywhere close (see my comment elsewhere in the thread).

    There was some discussion about this when McCain ran because he was not born in the US proper, but in a US military hospital in the Panama Canal Zone which at the time was US property. That situation is a little less clear cut with Cruz since he was born in Canada, but still IMO applicable.

    This signature CLOSED due to the Republican-created Federal Government shutdown.

    by Omir the Storyteller on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 10:19:35 AM PDT

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    •  His mom is a US citizen, but there's no proof that (1+ / 0-)
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      she fulfilled the requisite US residency requirement for transferral of American citizenship when she spawned this tool of the devil in Canada.

      "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens," -Friedrich Schiller "Against Stupidity, the Gods themselves contend in Vain"

      by pengiep on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 11:03:02 AM PDT

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