I am an ardent fan of Senator Marco Rubio!
I believe that he has a great future as a United States Senator.
He is bright, intelligent, conservative and politically very smart.
He accumulated a lot of praise for his work as Speaker of the House of the Florida State Legislature.
He is attracting a lot of attention nationally now as a United States Senator.
Inevitably he is being mentioned as a possible choice for Vice-President if a Republican should win the presidency in 2012.
However, I am very sorry to have to say that he is neither eligible to be Vice-President in 2012 nor President in 2016.
The reason is because, like Barack Hussein Obama, Marco Rubio is not a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN within the meaning of that term as set forth by the United States Constitution in Article 2 and in the United States Supreme Court decision in the case Minor v Happersett. Here is the relevant passage from that decision:
At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners. (Minor v. Happersett, 88 U.S. 162, 167 )
Like Barack Hussein Obama, Marco Rubio was not born in the United States of parents who at the time of his birth were citizens of the United States.