Saturday, March 8, 2008

Is John McCain a Natural-born citizen.

Republican presidential hopeful John McCain said Thursday the question of whether he can run for president, despite being born in the Panama Canal Zone, was put to rest 44 years ago in Barry Goldwater's run for the White House. The constitution says only a "natural-born citizen" may serve as president. McCain's campaign asked former Solicitor General Ted Olson for a legal interpretation of the issue. McCain himself insists the issue was put to rest when his fellow Arizonan, Barry Goldwater, ran for president in 1964. "Barry Goldwater was born in Arizona when it was a territory, and it went all the way to the Supreme Court," McCain told reporters Thursday. By Libby Quald, Associated Press writer.

Why did McCain campaign ask for a legal interpretation? Was not this issue solved in 1964 and then again 2000 when McCain was running last time? I wonder if this was going to be an October surprise? My next question is how did the media find out about what the McCain campaign was doing? I sure don't think they told them or did they? Maybe they did leak it out, so they can put an end to this now before the Democrats tried to use it against him in October. The media took it and ran with it.

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