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11 to 20 of 1951
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One of the problems with predictions (and so many are making so many of them) is that the "conventional wisdom" can be so flawed. I'm stealing this from electoral-vote.

Prof. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia has collected a number of prominent statements made in January of previous election years. Here is an abridged version of his collection.

1960: If Democrats nominate the very young, Catholic John F. Kennedy, they will throw the election away

1964: President Lyndon B. Johnson, a "Southern conservative," could be opposed by a Northern liberal in the primaries

1968: LBJ's got a tough fight, but he's the favorite for reelection

1972: President Richard Nixon is losing to several top Democrats in the polls

1976: Jimmy Who?

1980: If President Jimmy Carter can whip Ted Kennedy's ass in the primaries, he'll surely defeat Ronald Reagan

1984: Reagan, called a "failed president" after a deep recession ... looks to be the 6th consecutive president to leave office early

1988: Vice President George H.W. Bush is a wimp. He's drawn major GOP opponents, and the electorate seems ready to switch back to the Democrats

1992: No way can President Bush, the liberator of Kuwait, lose to some scandal-drenched hick from Arkansas

1996: Ever since the 1994 GOP landslide, it's preordained that President Bill Clinton will be a one-termer

2000: Clinton escaped ouster over the Lewinsky scandal, but it'll ensure no third term for the Democrats

2004: With solid leads in the polls and Gore's endorsement, how is anyone going to stop Howard Dean?

2008: It's Hillary Clinton for the Democrats, of course. John McCain's got no shot at the Republican nomination

2012: The economy is weak and President Barack Obama is very vulnerable. Republicans take to saying: "Even my dog could beat him"

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Well, tbr....

This issue with Cruz probably should be cleared up at some point, if not for him then to prevent future kerfuffles over the topic. Rand Paul has decided to question if Cruz meets the definition of a "natural born American", because he is indisputably a "natural born Canadian", and how can someone be a "natural born" of two different countries?

Not exactly unfair reasoning, I suppose. But to make sure, Alan Grayson has announced he will file a suit challenging his eligibility should he become the nominee.

As a thought - even IF (and I'm not arguing that he was) Obama had been born in Kenya (or, for that matter, on the moon), he was born to an American (by birth) mother thus making him a US citizen at birth. If Cruz is deemed eligible for the presidency than any lingering whimpers about Obama's birthplace become instantly irrelevant.

Windermere FL
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OBAMA WANTS CHINA TO END UP WITH "GITMO" BY CLOSING IT AND TURNING IT BACK TO CUBA.

WHAT WILL CUBA DO WITH "GITMO" A MAJOR NAVAL BASE????? AND TERRORIST PRISON

CUBA NEEDS MONEY, CHINA WILL PAY ANYTHING TO GET A MAJOR NAVAL BASE 90 MILES FROM KEY WEST FLORIDA, USA.

THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OBAMA MOVING ALONG ON HIS QUEST TO DESTROY THE UNITED STATES.

THE MAN IS A ANTI AMERICAN OF THE HIGHEST DEGREE.

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Pick, Pick, Pick! Who cares! They're all a hell of a lot better than Hillary, the Greatest Liar and self important bullshit artist of our times! I wouldn't trust her to mow my lawn.

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"Or perhaps you're just having fun poking at people."

Bingo.

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"Cruz gets his US citizenship through his mother, who was supposedly a US citizen living in Canada at the time of his birth."

Right. By exactly the same mechanism my kids are US citizens.

"If his mother was able to vote in Canadian elections, there is a question about her citizenship, as you can not vote in elections without being a citizen. So did she have dual citizenship, renounce her citizenship, or ???."

OK. What's odd about that? There are millions of US/Canadian dual citizens.

I'm no fan of Ted Cruz, but his birthplace didn't seem to matter to anyone except Frank. Perhaps I'm a little winded after my bike ride and not thinking clearly. Or perhaps you're just having fun poking at people.

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Great if Cruz can't be President. His support goes to Trump. Cruz goes to US Supreme Court. GREAT.

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Cruz gets his US citizenship through his mother, who was supposedly a US citizen living in Canada at the time of his birth.

If his mother was able to vote in Canadian elections, there is a question about her citizenship, as you can not vote in elections without being a citizen. So did she have dual citizenship, renounce her citizenship, or ???.

I bring it up to see how many of the mouth breathers around here will dismiss the idea, despite actual physical evidence, since they hyperventilated about Obama's non-existent evidence of non-citizenship.

I'm a Cruz birther, if you will...

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Why wouldn't she?

I'm not sure what I'm missing.

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It has been reported by Brietbart and Talking Points Memo (one from each side) that Ted Cruz's mother appeared on a Canadian government document that lists Canadian citizens eligible to vote in 1974.

Hmmm...

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