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  •  I believe McCain was eligible, not because (3+ / 0-)
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    BlackSheep1, Louise, mathGuyNTulsa

    his parents were American citizens, but because his father was in the service when he was born and he was stationed in Panama at the time.  I believe he was born on base, which would be considered American soil.

    I'm not certain of this - never researched it, but that's my recollection.  I don't believe just having a citizen parent is sufficient.

    •  McCain's parents were both American citizens AND (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, Odysseus

      he was born on an American base in Panama. That means McCain is US-born, overseas (I used to be married to the son of a retired Colonel, all three of whose children were born in US Army hospitals overseas).

      Cruz has no such claim. His dad is a fugitive from Cuba and he was born in a civilian Canadian hospital.

      LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

      by BlackSheep1 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 at 09:49:28 AM PDT

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