There’s been conjecture lately about who will run for US President in 2016. I noticed some parallels between one previous candidate, and another who some say might be in the running for 2016.
Here’s a little chart I made to simplify things.
|Candidate 1||Candidate 2|
|Had foreign-born father?||Y||Y|
|Had American-born mother?||Y||Y|
|Lived outside the USA?||Y||Y|
|Educated in US college or university?||Y||Y|
|Attended Harvard Law?||Y||Y|
|Elected to US Senate?||Y||Y|
|Born in USA?||Y||N|
Maybe you’ve already figured out who they are, but to be clear:
Candidate 1 is the current president, Barack Hussein Obama. He was born in Hawai’i, but to this day there are people who do not believe he was or is eligible to be President.
Candidate 2 is Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. He was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Yet, his name has been floated as a possible GOP candidate for the 2016 race.
The US Constitution states only “natural born” citizens are eligible to be President of the USA.
So, why do some people believe Obama isn’t eligible, and Cruz is?
Take your time. I’ll wait.