There is significant evidence that neither Senator Marco Rubio of Florida nor Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana is a natural born citizen as required by the U.S. Constitution for holding the office of president.
Before he ruffled feathers during his trip to Europe, Mitt Romney’s choice of a vice-presidential running mate was the favorite topic among those following the upcoming presidential election.
Many prominent and popular politicians have been mentioned as being included on the short list of those being considered for the second slot on the ticket, but two of them have drawn attention for reasons other than than their ability to help Romney defeat Barack Obama.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (pictured, left) and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (right) are very popular and have a significant number of admirers in the ranks of the GOP. Both men are considered Tea Party-approved choices and are widely regarded as “conservatives” and “populists,” thus good matches for the more buttoned-down Establishment-type image held by Mitt Romney.
Lately, however, percolating up from the cauldron of the alternative press have come questions as to whether Rubio and Jindal meet the Constitution’s requirement that presidents of the United States be “natural born citizens.” Naturally, the mainstream of the conservative press have written in defense of the men’s eligibility.”
Bret Baier of Fox News, for example, reports having received emails from many concerned about the status of Rubio and Jindal. In a blog, Baier writes:
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Photo: Sen.Marco Rubio and Gov. Bobby Jindal