The answer is yes, if the story I discuss in this post is any indication.
The New York Times publishes Part Two in its series: Pathetic Attempts to Derail John McCain. Today’s installment is titled McCains Canal Zone Birth Prompts Queries About Whether That Rules Him Out:
The question has nagged at the parents of Americans born outside the continental United States for generations: Dare their children aspire to grow up and become president? In the case of Senator John McCain of Arizona, the issue is becoming more than a matter of parental daydreaming.
Mr. McCains likely nomination as the Republican candidate for president and the happenstance of his birth in the Panama Canal Zone in 1936 are reviving a musty debate that has surfaced periodically since the founders first set quill to parchment and declared that only a natural-born citizen can hold the nations highest office.
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Mr. McCain was born on a military installation in the Canal Zone, where his mother and father, a Navy officer, were stationed.
Simon at Stubborn Facts addressed this some time ago, in this post. The idea that McCain wouldn’t qualify is, quite simply, ridiculous. Even the New York Times can’t muster a single expert who really thinks McCain is likely to lose the issue in court — assuming it gets to court, which it won’t.
UPDATE: At Hot Air, commenter 29Victor has the perfect riposte:
Good thing McCain wasnt born on February 29th, theyd be debating whether or not he is over 35.
UPDATE x2: Xrlq has more.
UPDATE x3: Gerald A: “Would the Times interpretation also rule out Cesarian section and induced labor births?”