When Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas mischievously released his birth certificate it turned out that he got a little more fun than he had bargained for. It turned out that he has dual citizenship and is both American and Canadian. Hot Air reported on August 20, 2013 that Cruz has decided to renounce any claims to Canadian citizenship. Thus his path to the presidency has another obstacle removed.
As kerfuffles go, being accused of being a secret Canadian is one of the more bizarre ones. No doubt, in the fevered imagination of some, Cruz would be the “Ontario Candidate” with a Mountie showing up out of the shadows and saying, “Why don’t you pass the time by playing a little solitaire, eh?” Next thing you know, President Cruz would be nominating William Shatner as administrator of NASA. Greg Pollowitz
The only thing that might legitimately dog Cruz is that he, a Harvard Law Graduate, was apparently unaware that he is a Canadian citizen. But as Greg Pollowitz suggested on twitter, that sort of makes him like Wolverine, not a bad thing at that.