Obama Is A Citizen—So Is McCain
November 03, 2008, 07:52 PM
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I keep getting emails doubting if Obama is a natural-born citizen, something you have to be to be President. As Steve Sailer said a while back, of course he is. His mother's family has been American, as Colby Cosh recently pointed out, since the seventeenth century.[See family tree] Furthermore, he was born in the State of Hawaii, which would make him an American citizen even if both his parents were from Kenya.

The fact is that it's easier to be a "natural born citizen" than you probably think, which is a problem in itself. McCain has citizenship through both his mother and father, though born in the Canal Zone.

The question for voters isn't if Obama is an America—the quesion is, "Does he feel like an American?"