Mel Martinez

Can Ted Cruz be president?

Some talented and ambitious American political figures have risen to high office but been barred from the highest one. Among them: Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, former secretaries of state Henry Kissinger and Madeleine Albright, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao and former Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla.

What they all have in common is that they are immigrants. The Constitution says you cannot qualify to be president unless you are at least 35 years old, have lived in the United States for 14 years or more and are "a natural born citizen."

So where does that leave Ted Cruz, the senator from Texas?

He was born...