Those Republicans who don't want Donald Trump need a better alternative candidate than either member of the Cuban junior varsity.
Neither Senator Ted Cruz nor Senator Marco Rubio can win in
November. Cruz and his supporters aren't even smart enough to
realize that he isn't eligible to be president. Rubio might be
a viable candidate when he grows up, but right now he's just an
inexperienced virtual political child. Their only appeal
is to Republican true believers who don't understand that most
people don't share their simplistic view of political reality.
The Republican Party is a minority party and must attract Democrats
and Independents to win. Cruz and Rubio can't attract
Independents or Democrats. The only thing they can do is
attract enough Republicans to keep Trump's competitors from
winning enough votes to compete. If they had
stayed out of the race it is very possible that one or two of the
governors would have been competitive with Trump. Some
of those who want a candidate outside of politics might be
supporting Dr. Ben Carson or Carly Fiorina if they hadn't been stuck
at the back of the pack because they couldn't pass the Cubans.
Trump is winning because the Cubans have eliminated his
competition. Those who would have voted for the other
candidates have switched to Trump as it has become apparent the
other candidates cannot win. Trump is also winning
because people recognize he is a leader who is larger than
life. He's the only presidential candidate since President
Ronald Reagan who is larger than life. Being larger than life
refers to a person's personality. Presidents Lyndon Johnson
and Richard Nixon were larger than life in spite of their flaws.
Trump's opponents may have waited too long to stop him. The
longer they wait the lower their chances of stopping Trump. Chris
Christie and Jeb Bush may be the only ones who have enough name
recognition to have a chance.
Cruz is a naturalized citizen because his citizenship come from
naturalization law. He did not become a citizen by being
born. He became a citizen because his parents met the
conditions necessary to have a child become a naturalized citizen.
A natural born citizen automatically and unconditionally becomes a
citizen at birth if the birth occurs in the United States.
Consider the following examples. A Mexican woman
crosses the border into Arizona. Fifteen yards into Arizona
she gives birth. They child would be a citizen because it was
born in the U.S. In a Los Angeles hospital an Iraqi woman
gives birth just before dying from wounds she received while
conducting a terrorist attack. In spite of the mother's
actions the child would become a citizen because it was born in the
Cruz did not automatically become a citizen at birth because his
mother had to meet certain conditions to obtain citizenship for
him. If she had only been 18 when he was born he could not
have become a citizen. If she hadn't been married to his
father he could not have become a citizen.