Senate says McCain can be president although born overseas

greeneagle5

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Senate says McCain can be president although born overseas

The Senate unanimously resolved Wednesday that Republican presumptive candidate John McCain is eligible to be US president even though he was born abroad, in the Panama Canal zone.

The bipartisan measure put an end to a controversy raised by The New York Times in February, and was supported by all senators, including the two Democrats vying to run for the White House in November, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

The Times called into question McCain's eligibility to run for the high office on the basis of the US constitution's requisite that a president be a "natural born citizen," meaning born on US soil.

McCain, 71, was born to a military father in the Panama Canal zone when it was under US jurisdiction.
 

hornetguy

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Sounds like a pitiful attempt at keeping McCain off the ticket by dems. Are the scared of him?
 

Soylent

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It was "supported by all senators" just to clear up any technicalities.
 

Luigi59

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Nothing new here. They tried to do the same thing when Barry Goldwater was running for President, claiming that Goldwater was not a "natural born citizen" as defined in the Constitution.

(Goldwater was born in the Arizona Territory in 1909, three years before Arizona became a state)
 

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Sounds like a pitiful attempt at keeping McCain off the ticket by dems. Are the scared of him?
Terrified.

I'm no fan of McCain as a politician, but facts are facts.
 
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