Do you have to have an American accent to become the US President?
For example, if I was born in the US to an American father and Australian mother, and I was raised in Australia as a dual US-Australian citizen, would me having an accent be an issue?
- 12 months agoFavourite answer
At this point, you'd be a novelty act.
- Jeff DLv 712 months ago
In addition to having been born a US citizen, any President must also have been a US resident for at least 14 years, so any accent might be gone (or rather diminished) by then. Beyond that, the sample size of American Presidents is so small that it's hard to assess the impact of something like that.
- Tad DubiousLv 712 months ago
No. That's just not a requirement.
- ConnorLv 412 months ago
No. As long as you meet the basic entry requirements then that’s fine
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- StephenWeinsteinLv 712 months ago
No. If you got enough votes in the right states, you could still be President.
- CliveLv 712 months ago
Not according to the US constitution. If you're a US citizen by birth and are over 35, you qualify.
Whether they would understand you is another matter. I'm British and have been mistaken for Australian in the USA. Bloody ridiculous - I sound like the younger members of the royal family, certainly not "Strine". They must have cloth ears. But then, being British, I'm well used to the wide variety of accents in my own country and have an ear for them, which Americans don't.
- zenoLv 712 months ago
I don't care about the accent just your ideology.
Are Australians socialists or are they for a free market With a constitution and rule of law and
Private property and a self sufficient working
People who do not rely of government for
Health care or hand outs? We are fed up
With lying socialist.
- regeruggedLv 712 months ago
Yes, it would. People would think you are a foreigner.
- Anonymous12 months ago
Probably not anymore, anyone can become president now. We live in a society with no standards, standards are ‘hurtful.’
- MercuriLv 712 months ago
It would only be an issue because the other side would likely slander you by claiming you weren't a "true" American or something. It shouldn't affect your eligibility to run for President.