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Jeb Bush: Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio as Running Mate
race42012.com ^ | March 22, 2012 | Salena Zito

Posted on 03/22/2012 7:48:01 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

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1 posted on 03/22/2012 7:48:05 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I like Marco, but is he constitutionally qualified to be President?


2 posted on 03/22/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Nana: Romney should pick up his duds and leave...


3 posted on 03/22/2012 7:49:33 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: yldstrk

Yes


4 posted on 03/22/2012 7:52:40 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I am not going to get into that NBC stuff, but I simply wonder if Romney’s ego will allow somebody with more charisma than he on the tickt.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (RIP Tea Party 2009-2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Somebody will have to decide for him or we will wind up with a liberal socialist VP if Romney chooses.

It's all he knows...

6 posted on 03/22/2012 7:54:18 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Thanks for the input John Ellis Pierce Bush.
How about letting me grow my own orange tree in my backyard without your thugs coming onto the property to cut it down?


7 posted on 03/22/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by HectorOne
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To: yldstrk

Marco Rubio was born in this country. What other constitutional qualifications are there?


8 posted on 03/22/2012 7:54:32 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Rubio is a good conservative but if he was born in 1971 and his parents were not naturalized citizens until 1975 then he is not a natural born citizen. He cannot serve as president.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 7:55:23 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney and Rubio... Two Mormons or One mormon and one ex-mo?


10 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Go away, Mrs. Bush!


11 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Sybeck1

You aren’t allowed to run by yourself...


12 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:27 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Dilbert San Diego

What other constitutional qualifications are there?

Your parents have to be citizens at the time of your birth for many years. That is the major problem people have with Obama. His father was not born in America. This will never go away if Republicans start ignoring constitutional requirements.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think he will pick Susana Martinez. He has mentioned her many times in his speeches and answers to who he would pick as VP.


14 posted on 03/22/2012 7:57:41 AM PDT by napscoordinator (A moral principled Christian with character is the frontrunner! Congrats Santorum!)
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To: HectorOne

Just WOW

A RomneyBot who needs a hug...


15 posted on 03/22/2012 7:58:50 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Rubio is a citizen, but he is not a natural born citizen. Evidently Jeb Bush is working with the cabal that is trashing our constitution. If both parties do it, then the trashing will be complete.

And Rubio is not the complete conservative that some people seem to think.

Most likely Jeb and his father discussed this when they met with Obama in the White House.


16 posted on 03/22/2012 8:00:38 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Shamnesty alert. Jebbie is part of the GOP cheap labor cult.


17 posted on 03/22/2012 8:00:43 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: EGPWS
Somebody will have to decide for him or we will wind up with a liberal socialist VP if Romney chooses.

Hey, Romney/McCain. Wouldn't that be swell?

18 posted on 03/22/2012 8:01:11 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Sybeck1

You mean Rob Portman? (the only person alive to have less personality than Mitt Romney)

Let’s Cal Coolidge, when he was alive, had more personality than Romney. But, now that he’s dead, I don’t know. Problem is, he’s also from Massachusetts.


19 posted on 03/22/2012 8:02:32 AM PDT by Redmen4ever
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Marco and Romney would not see eye to eye. Rubio is a leader. Romney is a puppet for the establishment and a “yes” man.


20 posted on 03/22/2012 8:04:23 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("We Need To Teach The Establishment a Lesson" - Newt Gingrich)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Romney’s a sure loser in November. I don’t think Rubio would want to destroy his brand that way.


21 posted on 03/22/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: napscoordinator

There have been numerous threads on Free Republic about how “natural born citizen” is defined.

And those threads, some quite lengthy, are full of controversy as to what “natural born citizen” really means. Apparently the courts have never given a definitive ruling. In Obama’s case, his being born in Hawaii seems to be all that matters, not who his parents were or their citizenship status.

Realistically, perhaps not within the legal framework you are suggesting, but realistically, nothing is going to be done if Rubio was a VP running mate, or if he ever runs for president in the future. Realistically, nobody is going to stop someone from running for office based on the natural born citizen status.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 8:06:22 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: BarnacleCenturion

A better choice would be Brian Sandoval, current governor of Nevada. Former AG, Federal judge and residing governor.. young, handsome and good orator. Also, comes from Harry Reids state... would sit in the US Senate presiding over Harry. Good dynamics.


23 posted on 03/22/2012 8:07:09 AM PDT by Mashood
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Hard to believe that there are still people breathing who don’t get the natural born citizen matter. Rubio’s parents were not American citizens when he was born here. I believe that the gutless weenie GOP wants him as potus some day and that’s why they aren’t outraged about O’s fraud and have done nothing about it. They don’t even TALK about it. If natural born citizenship doesn’t matter to presidential eligibility, then why should age (35+) or 14 years US residency?


24 posted on 03/22/2012 8:07:58 AM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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To: Sybeck1

I am not going to get into that NBC stuff, but I simply wonder if Romney’s ego will allow somebody with more charisma than he on the tickt.


Well,then “etch” would need to pick a dead person for his VP in order to get someone with less charisma than himself.


25 posted on 03/22/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Marco Rubio was born in this country. What other constitutional qualifications are there?

As far as the democrats are concerned, none.

26 posted on 03/22/2012 8:09:44 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
“dynamic, joyful, disciplined and principled.”

What glorious attributes these are that have escaped our representatives for so long.

27 posted on 03/22/2012 8:13:15 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: dragonblustar

I will never vote for mitt so it doesn’t matter who his running mate is.


28 posted on 03/22/2012 8:14:12 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: yldstrk
I like Marco, but is he constitutionally qualified to be President?

No, of course not. But...
"I mean, you got the first mainstream African Cuban-American who is articulate (about American values) and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," Biden Bush said. "I mean, that's a Republican storybook, man."

29 posted on 03/22/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by GBA (America has been infected. Be the cure!)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The same people who defend Obama’s legal status will use the opposite argument against Rubio ...and win.


30 posted on 03/22/2012 8:17:23 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

IMO, Condi Rice or Allen West would do just fine.


31 posted on 03/22/2012 8:18:04 AM PDT by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

How sad it is that the GOP seems so desperate to not fit the stereotype. So much so they are itching to pick a candidate based on race.

Not that Rubio doesn’t have strong credentials in his own right.

Allowing a level playing field is one thing, but actively hoisting the wrong people forward, for the wrong reasons (i.e. Obama) will lead to our destruction.

Unqualified people that smooth talk and look pretty fpor the cameras didn’t build the greatest nations on earth.....a mixture of boring, fat, old, white men did. They got there based on record, hard work, determination, love of country and a desire to help others. If they were the best at it, what is wrong with that?

Contrast that with someone like obama, no real record to speak of, no hard work behind him, a false determination based only on self fulfilment and no desire to help others aside from his own political friends. A gameplayer not a leader.

I couldn’t care less who they are, what they look like and the day we started turing politics into a reality soap opera was the day we signed our own death warrants as nations.

Average Joe just wants his government to allow that level playing field througout society, keep taxes low, uphold the law, a law as non intrusive and respectful of the individual as possible and to defend the nation.

Politics has taken over, it has been bloated and turned into a crazy, ridiculous popularity contest....just look at the embarassment that is the nomination process. Respectable men, like Gingrich, Romney (his awful politics aside), Santorum being forced to essentially perform like dogs for the camera, mud fight to the delight media elite.

We’re all on a slippery slope downwards and I personally struggle to see how it be changed now such is the social decline that has happened and the people that currently hold huge amounts of powers both on and behind the scenes.


32 posted on 03/22/2012 8:21:20 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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33 posted on 03/22/2012 8:21:20 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: HectorOne

Did you fall victim to the war on canker too?


34 posted on 03/22/2012 8:23:20 AM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Backstabber: "Two ineligible candidates for the GOP
will void RomneyCARE and our ineligibility.
Like multiplying -1 by itself. And it's for me!!!!!"


"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



35 posted on 03/22/2012 8:24:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Sybeck1
I am not going to get into that NBC stuff, but I simply wonder if Romney’s ego will allow somebody with more charisma than he on the tickt.

Good luck finding someone with less.
36 posted on 03/22/2012 8:25:08 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: yldstrk

I like Marco, but is he constitutionally qualified to be President?

....Come on man, the Bushes don’t need no stinkin’ constitution!! the GOP-e jus needs to give 0bamao cover for his ineligibility... who cares about rules anyway. Rules are for the little people... see Corzine and the missing $1/2Billion!

ymmv


37 posted on 03/22/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: Baynative

Well, they should not be able to get away with using the opposite argument against Rubio on this natural born citizen issue.

I really think we need the courts to give a definitive ruling as to what “natural born citizen” means.

There should never be any controversy about presidential candidates qualifications. The standard needs to be explicitly defined, and then either you meet the standard, or you don’t meet the standard.

I’ve heard that the Supreme Court and other courts have privately studied this issue, but, up to now have chosen not to get involved regarding Obama.

Obama may well set a “de facto” precedent that, as long as you were born in this country, that’s enough to meet the natural born citizen standard.


38 posted on 03/22/2012 8:26:50 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Baynative

Well, they should not be able to get away with using the opposite argument against Rubio on this natural born citizen issue.

I really think we need the courts to give a definitive ruling as to what “natural born citizen” means.

There should never be any controversy about presidential candidates qualifications. The standard needs to be explicitly defined, and then either you meet the standard, or you don’t meet the standard.

I’ve heard that the Supreme Court and other courts have privately studied this issue, but, up to now have chosen not to get involved regarding Obama.

Obama may well set a “de facto” precedent that, as long as you were born in this country, that’s enough to meet the natural born citizen standard.


39 posted on 03/22/2012 8:27:19 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I am afraid that we have lost control of the rule of law and constitutionality. The growing population of people in America who wish for government control is probably never going to be stopped. At tat point government will make its own rules as it goes. This has already been stated by liberal democrats with nary a peep from the right.


40 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If that’s not confirmation that Rubio is a RINO in tea party clothing, pro-amnesty Bushite, I don’t know what is.


41 posted on 03/22/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: duckman

I would love Allen West...Condi not at all....just W. revisited


42 posted on 03/22/2012 8:40:39 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: precisionshootist
but if he was born in 1971 and his parents were not naturalized citizens until 1975 then he is not a natural born citizen. He cannot serve as president.

So how is it that Obama is serving as President? His old man was born in Africa.

Double Standard?
43 posted on 03/22/2012 8:42:23 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: yldstrk; FewsOrange

“I like Marco, but is he constitutionally qualified to be President?”

No, he is not qualified. Zero. Zip. Nada.

If just one parent is not a U.S. citizen at the time of the child’s birth, the child is not qualified to run for president. Why do you think all the stink about the cheeky Kenyan bastard? But maybe you have not read about it.

Rubio’s parents were still Cuban citizens at the time of his birth.

Anyone who says “yes” is an ignorant ass who has been living under a rock for many years.

Please educate yourself and get up to speed. This has been going on for over 3 years and much, much longer.

Where have you been?

Good grief!!!!!


44 posted on 03/22/2012 8:43:06 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There is no controversy as to the definition of natural born citizen and the US Supreme Court has given a definitive definition at least three times. In 1968 there was no question as to what NBC meant and there was no doubt that every US citizen had standing to object.


45 posted on 03/22/2012 8:44:40 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: napscoordinator

I think he will pick Susana Martinez.

____________________________

If Romney becomes the nominee, Susana Martinez would be an excellent choice.

We also would need to start focusing strongly on candidates for the House and Senate. The Senate is particularly crucial.


46 posted on 03/22/2012 9:03:56 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: yldstrk

Quite obviously that doesn’t really matter any more now does it?


47 posted on 03/22/2012 9:13:37 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
This has been going on for over 3 years and much, much longer.

Much, much longer? Nonsense, the 2 citizen parents thing only came up after the "Obama was born in Kenya" theme proved to be nonsense.
48 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:57 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: FewsOrange

Where has your brain been hiding?

Don’t bother to answer. I can’t waste my time with rubbish/stupidity.

Saludos.


49 posted on 03/22/2012 9:29:46 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: SumProVita

..and then slit our wrists and hope Jesus comes back and the world ends on December 20, 2012. That is a better plan. Any of the above would be better than Mitt Romney as President.


50 posted on 03/22/2012 9:34:46 AM PDT by dt57 (illerate, noobie....)
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