Presidential campaign lessons for Ted Cruz

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LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA - Ted Cruz really wants to be president. The freshman senator from Texas has a Harvard Law School degree, but it looks like he's still got a lot to learn about running a successful campaign.

Lesson number one: campaign websites.

The funny thing about domain names is, anyone can buy them. That's why you see celebrities like Taylor Swift buying up names like and

She did it to protect her good name! Cruz, however, had a 'blank space' in his brain when it came to this.

Those of you searching will land on his official campaign site, but takes you to a black screen telling you to support President Obama. gets redirected to

Lesson number two: location, location, location!

For his announcement, Cruz chose the Virginia campus of Liberty University, to give him that picture-perfect backdrop of 10,000 excited evangelical students.

A closer look at the crowd, however, probably left him seeing red. A bunch of Rand Paul supporters showed up to pull off the ultimate photobomb.

Lesson number three: pot, meet kettle.

For years, Republicans and Tea Party members hooted and hollered that Barack Obama couldn't run for president because he was allegedly born in Kenya.

News flash: he was born in Hawaii, which is part of the United States, duh.

According to Cruz's birth certificate, the Tea Party hero was born in (gasp!)...Canada! He renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2013.

Even though Cruz is a Calgary boy, his mother was a U.S. citizen when she gave birth to him.

Whether or not that makes him a 'natural born citizen' (a requirement for becoming president) is still murky because the Supreme Court has never ruled on the exact meaning.

Let's say he is eligible.

Would you vote for him, knowing he was, in fact, not born in the United States?

"Well, he was born in Canada, he's not a United States citizen, and I really don't care for Ted Cruz," said Houston resident Major Jenkins.

"I feel that, if you're not born here, you're not going to be able to run the executive office," said Houston resident Tony Olivarez.

Just think, there's only 594 days to go!

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