Rubio vs Obama and natural born citizenship?

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    I read that Rubio was born in Miami to parents who were both Cuban citizens at the time of his birth. I have also read that it doesn't matter if Obama was born in Hawaii or not because according to the Constitution's definition, his father wasn't a citizen of the USA so Obama can't be a natural born citizen. The other arguments I have read, have people saying that because Obama's mother was a citizen and he was born here, he is a natural born citizen. So if either argument rings true. There is no possible way Rubio can be a natural born citizen if one of your parents has to be a citizen. Right?
     
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    The person themselves must be a natural born US citizen. Both Rubio and Obama are national born, US citizens, but that doesn't stop the birther idiots to keep trolling with their "Obama is a kenyan" crap. You can also bet the birther brigade would be in full force after Rubio as well for being a product of illegals if he had more light on him, say if he became the VP nom.
     
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    No, Ricky Rubio was born in Spain. He has never claimed to be American. But can that boy ball! :clap2::clap2:
     
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    Though some conservatives may contend that as the reason of rejecting Obama's citizenship- the argument by most was that it was suspected he was born in Kenya. It was further alleged that he applied for student grants on the notion he was a foreign national (that's why conservatives want to peek at his college records). The qualifications for president and vice president are clearly stated as "natural born citizen", Rubio therefor qualifies.
     
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    No Rubio was born in Spain, just like his parents.

    Ricky Rubio
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    This is a Catalan name. The first family name is Rubio and the second is Vives.
    Ricky Rubio

    No. 9 – Minnesota Timberwolves
    Point guard
    Personal information
    Born October 21, 1990 (age 21)
    El Masnou, Barcelona, Spain
    Nationality Spain
    Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
    Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
    Career information
    NBA Draft 2009 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
    Selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves
    Pro career 2005–present
    League NBA
    Career history
    2005–2009 DKV Joventut Badalona
    2009–2011 FC Barcelona Bàsquet
    2011–present Minnesota Timberwolves
    Career highlights and awards
    NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
    NBA BBVA Rising Star (2012)
    FIBA Europe Under-16 Championship MVP (2006)
    3× FIBA European Young Player of the Year (2007, 2008, 2009)
    Superbasket Magazine's European Player of the Year: Mr. Europa (2008)
    Euroleague Rising Star (2010)
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    Men's Basketball
    Competitor for Spain
    Olympic Games
    Silver 2008 Beijing National Team
    FIBA European Championship
    Gold 2011 Lithuania National Team
    Gold 2009 Poland National Team
    Ricard "Ricky" Rubio i Vives (born October 21, 1990) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Rubio became the youngest player ever to play in the Spanish ACB League on October 15, 2005, at age 14.[1][2] He made his Euroleague debut on October 24, 2006, at age 16, becoming the first player born in the 1990s to play in a Euroleague game.[3] On June 25, 2009, he was drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Timberwolves,[4] making him the first player born in the 1990s to be drafted by the NBA. The Timberwolves had an agreement in principle with his former Spanish team, DKV Joventut, to buy out his contract, but Rubio backed out of the deal.[5] On August 31, 2009, Joventut traded the rights to Rubio to FC Barcelona,[6] and Rubio signed a six-year contract with FC Barcelona the following day.[7] On May 31, 2011, Rubio reached an agreement with Minnesota to join the Timberwolves for the 2011–12 NBA season.[8]
    Ricky Rubio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    If Romney/Rubio won the election, the birthers would disappear
    Just like the 9-11 Truthers disappeared after Bush left office
     
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    Rubio was born in the U.S. and is therefore a citizen. Case closed.
     
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    Well for one thing, Rubio is too young to be VP, the kid will be just 22 in October (see my link in my previous post)). There also is no birther issue with Rubio. He was born in Spain and he admits it. Also, you don't have to be American to play in the NBA, so this birther issue really doesn't apply.
     
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    man you are stupid. You are thinking of the a soccer player for Rubio
     
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    rubio lied about his family
     

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