rubio's not eligible

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is marco rubio eligible to be president ??

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    I doubt even the most narrow interpretation of the natural born citizen clause would prevent Rubio from becoming VP.
     
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    The argument is that his parents weren't yet US citizens when he was born in 1971. They were legal residents of the US but they didn't qualify for full citizenship until 1975. Here is a better link on the issue: Birthers say Marco Rubio is not eligible to be president - Tampa Bay Times

    The problem with this reasoning is that it would mean George Washington wasn't a natural born citizen.
     
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    "Anchor babies" are not "natural born"?:doubt:
     
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    i think that's why he can't accept, too bad.
     
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    You can't have it both ways. The left disputed Rubio's story that his parents left Cuba during Castro's regime in 1958 claiming that his parents left Cuba during Batista's regime in 1954. Either way it indicates that Rubio was born in the USA. What's the point anyway? Rubio isn't running for president. Is it a distraction invented by Media Matters to distract Americans from to the mounting evidence that the president wasn't born in the USA?
     
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    I think Farah came to THIS odd conclusion.
     
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    his name always comes up.
     

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