CNN, which like other establishment media outlets largely has ignored questions about Barack Obama's constitutional eligibility, suddenly is concerned about whether Republican Sen. Ted Cruz would qualify for the Oval Office.
After noting that several constitutional law experts believe Cruz would be eligible, Wolf Blitzer and Athena Jones pointed out the firebrand who has challenged the Internal Revenue Service and Obama's political appointees "wasn't born in the United States."
He was born in Canada to a U.S. citizen mother and a Cuban father.
"He's taken the Senate by storm, stirring up controversy and ruffling feathers on both sides of the aisle in his first months on the job," Blitzer said. "For that Ted Cruz is a tea-party favorite already generating lots of buzz about the 2016 race for the White House. However, the question isn't only will he run, but can he run under the U.S. Constitution?"
Jones: "The big question here is whether Ted Cruz is a natural-born citizen. I spoke with several constitutional law experts about this today. And all of them believe that Cruz is. But it's important to know the Constitution doesn't define who is a natural-born citizen. And those are the only people eligible to run for president. Also I should add the Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue."