Marc Rubio is not a viable candidate for president, in 2012 or afterwards, because he is ineligible for the office:
Rubio is ineligible for the office of President. That’s how it is. I don’t care if you like it or not, that’s how it is. It is because his parents held allegiance to a foreign nation at the time of his birth and therefore so did he.
There’s no way to cure this other than through Constitutional Amendment.
If you don’t like this fix it the right way. All this BS, strum and furor doesn’t change facts – Rubio was born to two foreign nationals; neither was a citizen at the time he was born. And he was not the child of two people “fleeing Castro” either – his parents came to the United States before Castro took power in Cuba.
In addition to being ineligible he’s a damned liar.
It’s interesting to see how many Republicans who like to wave the Constitution around suddenly became silent about what the Constitution says concerning “natural-born citizens” once questions about Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah arose. If Rubio puts himself forward as a presidential candidate in spite of knowing of his Constitutional ineligibility, he won’t merit a single vote from anyone loyal to the U.S. Constitution. And yet, the conservative media keeps talking him up… what logical conclusion can we draw from this?