The Constitutional requirements for President (35, native-born) are liberal. The unwritten requirements, time-honored in U.S. politics, are strict.
A candidate must know and obey the Ten Presidential Commandments. The road to Presidential conventions is strewn with the political skulls of men who have disregarded these rules:
Rule 1. The candidate must have a solid American backgroundas humble as possible. As birthplace, a log cabin is best, a farm nearly as good, the combination practically irresistible. For parents, the watchword is poor but honest. In the family background, a horse thief is...