Why do I get the feeling that there’s desperation where McCain is concerned? The New York Times , this monring:
WASHINGTON – The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming.
Mr. McCain’s likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a “natural-born citizen” can hold the nation’s highest office.
That they’re even raising the question….(Chuckle) and it should be noted the only story on this as was found when I looked at around 4am local, was in the Times…. (Tell you anything?)… Of course, if the Democrats were behind this question… and the story, not surprisingly, goes to some length to avoid making that connection, by the way… they’d be cutting their own throat, given Romney would be the Nominee.
Addendum: (David L)
Not an issue. The Panama Canal Zone was sovereign United States territory, until President James Earl Carter gave it away.
Oh by the way, do I own Jimmy an apology for using his full name?