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Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney (RINO Spring migration continues)
TPM Livewire ^ | 09:33 PM EST 03/28/2012 | Sara Libby

Posted on 03/28/2012 6:45:52 PM PDT by Josh Painter

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for president Tuesday night on Sean Hannity's show on Fox News.

"I am gonna endorse Mitt Romney. He offers such a start contrast to the president's record," the senator said.

"I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now."

On rumors he's on the short list to be vice president, Rubio said,"I don't believe I'm going to be asked ... that's not what I want."


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: busybusybusy; gingrich; gop; kenyanbornmuzzie; marcorubio; mittromney; newtgingrich; ricksantorum; rino; romney; rubio; santorum; twerp
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1 posted on 03/28/2012 6:46:03 PM PDT by Josh Painter
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To: Josh Painter

Jockeying for VP.

More cronyism. I could care less who Rubio is for.


2 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by mardi59 ( Go Newt!!)
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To: Josh Painter

If only Crist has been able to beat this RINO two years ago.....


3 posted on 03/28/2012 6:48:53 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Josh Painter
I saw it just now. IMHO, his endorsement was all about party unity since the party can sure use it from a conservative icon.

Truth Marco is porobably right. Newt and Santo are not going anywhere,its pretty much over.

4 posted on 03/28/2012 6:49:16 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Josh Painter

When are we going to learn that the Republican party is no longer conservative, if indeed it ever really was?

We need a new party, a truly conservative party. Let the Republican party wither and die on the vine.


5 posted on 03/28/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You gotta be kidding! Metro Charlie besides being bi-sexual was the worst excuse for a Governor we have ever had and anything but a conservative.


6 posted on 03/28/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: CharlesWayneCT; All

?????


7 posted on 03/28/2012 6:51:37 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

You are unreal! Rubio...a RINO? No way! He can just see where this is going and the sooner we can all get behind the ABO candidate the sooner we will beat the wanna be! C’mon folks this is Mitt’s year whether we like or not, and unless we are really for Obama we need to get on the bandwagon and just get on with it. Defeating Obama is the important thing now!


8 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:06 PM PDT by AlwaysFrosty
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To: Josh Painter
This guy in now on my Short List.

I only have four letters on my SH_T list.


9 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Josh Painter

He should have endorsed someone before the FL Primary.


10 posted on 03/28/2012 6:52:44 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: fatnotlazy

Great idea! Should we quit now and just vote for Obama?~ I don’t know what is happening here but its not good.


11 posted on 03/28/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: fatnotlazy; All

So who should have he endorsed?? Newt?? Who is at the bottom and broke?? St Rick?? The guy who lost his home state by 18 points?? Ron Paul?? Tell me who should Marco endorsed??


12 posted on 03/28/2012 6:54:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: AlwaysFrosty

Finally a voice of sanity in this land of thumb sucking poor losers.


13 posted on 03/28/2012 6:55:23 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: AlwaysFrosty

Bless you!


14 posted on 03/28/2012 6:56:27 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Josh Painter

Have another beer Marco, and leave the thinking to real conservatives.

We’re well aware of who Romney is and what can be expected from him if he won the WH. Thanks, but you’re endorsement means zilch.


15 posted on 03/28/2012 6:56:45 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Josh Painter

At this point, who else should he support? I despise Romney, but the reality is, it’s him or obumma


16 posted on 03/28/2012 6:57:36 PM PDT by Figment
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To: KevinDavis

You are right and Marco did the right thing. And those who don’t know him should not pass judgment. When you meet the guy in person and listen to him speak you walk away knowing the party has a conservative future.
Will we have to fight for it? Dam right!
But it is a party worth saving.


17 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

If only Crist has been able to beat this RINO two years ago.....


Hehehe....Rinos Rinos everywhere and not a /sarc to be found...


18 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:43 PM PDT by magritte (Gladys Knight: Mormon Siren?)
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To: Josh Painter
"I have zero doubt in my mind: No. 1 that he will govern as a conservative, and No. 2 that he will be head and shoulders above the president in the White House right now."

Sheesh...the standard GOPe talking points/mantra. Isn't this similar to what DeMint said in his Rombama endorsement?

They've all memorized their catch phrase.

Milt govern like a conservative? That's funny, Marco.

19 posted on 03/28/2012 6:58:50 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: AlwaysFrosty; All

Ditto...


20 posted on 03/28/2012 6:59:15 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Wow a clairvoyant among us. You already know every move Romney will make before he wins,marvelous.


21 posted on 03/28/2012 7:00:34 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: KevinDavis
“So who should have he endorsed?? “

No one at this point. Romney is a shape shifting liberal and barely different than Comrade Obama.
Possibly a miracle could happen at the convention.

22 posted on 03/28/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Josh Painter

Boy, he really went out on a limb there, didn’t he? He didn’t make an endorsement earlier when it could have held more weight; he waited until Romney is starting to seem more and more inevitable and endorses him. The establishment is uniting around “their” guy, and everyone is getting in line.


23 posted on 03/28/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by Pinkbell (Rick Santorum For President (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N89LGhm-Ztc))
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To: Josh Painter

Marco is a slippery little NON-NBC!


24 posted on 03/28/2012 7:00:49 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: fatnotlazy

Can’t argue with that. Right now it is what it is. Not a good choice to vote for, but ubamma has got to go


25 posted on 03/28/2012 7:01:34 PM PDT by Figment
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To: rodguy911; All

You got that right.. We should just keep on fighting and not give up at all..


26 posted on 03/28/2012 7:02:14 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: KevinDavis

Why did Rubio have to endorse anyone? He could have kept his mouth shut and let us still think he’s a conservative. But as was said, he, like most of the others who have endorsed Romney, is looking for some position in Romney’s administration. Like the others, Rubio has betrayed us conservatives for some personal gain.

Too bad. I had high hopes fof Rubio, but in the end he’s like all the others. I hope his constituents remember that should he run for office again in the future.


27 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: rodguy911

It is time to unite behind Romney. Sitting at home and whining about Romney will just lead to another four years of Obama. Obama has been the biggest disaster this country has ever seen. Can you “die hard” conservatives really say that Romney would be just as bad as Romney?

I will be voting for Romney in November. Our country cannot take another four years of this pathetic, anti-American administration.


28 posted on 03/28/2012 7:03:40 PM PDT by conservativeinferno (My SUV is the urban squirrel's worst predator.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland; All

Well you can fantasy land all you want, but you need to live in the real world..


29 posted on 03/28/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Very good! A very clever way to point out how ridiculous some people on FR are starting to sound. Yesterday’s Tea Party hero is a “RINO” today because they don’t like something he said. The loons around here screaming about how Romney is a socialist just like Obama need to get a grip.


30 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:31 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Since you’re so concerned about Rubio’s “RINO” status, perhaps you should slink back to DU and support Obama....


31 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:48 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: Josh Painter

To those that support Romney, I have a question. What in his record would indicate that he would govern as a conservative? Please, do not give me his rhetoric or say that he would be better than Obama.


32 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:48 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: fatnotlazy
We need a new party, a truly conservative party. Let the Republican party wither and die on the vine.

Trying to start a 3rd party would be a mistake.
Rather than start another party ,conservatives should take over the Republican party by working for conservative candidates.

The Socialists and Communists did that with he Democrat party starting in earnest around 1965. It took along time to bring down the Democrat party but it worked.
The Socialists and Communists could never get elected with an S or C behind their name; they needed a D or an R. Conservatives will need an R behind their name.- tom

33 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Very good! A very clever way to point out how ridiculous some people on FR are starting to sound. Yesterday’s Tea Party hero is a “RINO” today because they don’t like something he said. The loons around here screaming about how Romney is a socialist just like Obama need to get a grip.


34 posted on 03/28/2012 7:05:59 PM PDT by Astronaut
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To: rodguy911

I got a skunk under my house and is smelling up the place terribly. I guess I can vote like I live too. Ain’t great but its mine.


35 posted on 03/28/2012 7:06:21 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Josh Painter
Yawn.

This election has been lost for months now. We systematically destroyed every single declared candidate, and the obvious survivor all along was Romney.

Sucks that it has played out exactly as I figured it would, but we decided we hated each other more than we hated Obama.

Now we have a squishy moderate that absolutely no one likes to be our standard bearer against the worst President in history.

It took a lot of work for us to find a candidate who could lose to this man by a landslide, but the GOP got 'er done. Great work guys.

Wake me up when the nightmare is over, if we still have a country to wake up to.

36 posted on 03/28/2012 7:07:10 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Josh Painter

I don’t care who backs Romney. My mind has been made up that I will not vote for him. He doesn’t even care about the middle of the country and the south. After wins in Florida and Arizona, he abandoned the south. The Guy is a example of all that is wrong with the GOP. Everyday the constitution party looks like a better option for 2012 for me since Romney is going to be force fed down people’s throats. Understand that Romney, along with Huntsman, Paul, and Perry, was one of the candidates I could absolutely never vote for. And since he is leading the race and might win. Nightmare scenario. I will do what is in my best interest.


37 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:23 PM PDT by Mozilla (Defeat Romney first then defeat Obama)
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To: KevinDavis
“you need to live in the real world..”

Oh you mean the real world of Mr “$50 abortions” being the nominee of our party?
That real world?

38 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:27 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: mardi59

For the job most say they don’t want, many are vp-wannabes.

Too bad the top stop doesn’t draw many worthy candidates.


39 posted on 03/28/2012 7:08:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Figment

“Can’t argue with that. Right now it is what it is. Not a good choice to vote for, but ubamma has got to go”

****

Except with Romney as the Republican candidate, Obama won’t be going anywhere.


40 posted on 03/28/2012 7:09:23 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: fatnotlazy

If you don’t quit crying in your beer, you’ll find America has died on the vine.

“oh my favorite conservative candidate didn’t win, so I don’t care whether Obama destroys the country......wha, wha, wha,....”


41 posted on 03/28/2012 7:09:38 PM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
If only Crist has been able to beat this RINO two years ago.....

hehehhe. Two years ago "this RINO" walked on water and you know it.

42 posted on 03/28/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: HereInTheHeartland; All

I just being realistic.. Wishful thinking is going to get you know where..


43 posted on 03/28/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by KevinDavis (I support Mitt...)
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Exactly, none of us here wanted anything to do with Romney. But, it appears to be the hand we are dealt.

How some of us can forget that the country has been under attack ever since the regime took over. We have been plunged into deep debt,its so bad the treasury is now buying up 60 % of what we borrow,we are flat broke,no energy plan,chaos every where and headed toward sure socialism or worse.

It's easy to say that Romney did this or Romeny did that as a governor or business man but these are extraordinary times.

Trying to predict what he will do in a crisis administration that will be the next four years is foolhardy, IMHO.Who can do it?

MY bet his he will surround himself with good people and hopefully do the right thing.

I am guessing that Romney realizes what is at stake for the country and will try and reverse all the evil that has surrounded us due to the regime. I hope I am not wrong.

44 posted on 03/28/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: fatnotlazy
If Obama gets another term, this country will never be the same.

Pushing Romney to the right, with delegates at the convention and conservatives in Congress, is our only hope, if Romney gets the nomination.

Third Party ideas are stupid and suicidal.

No Conservative with any real following will support a crazy Third Party effort.

45 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: AlwaysFrosty

I’ve been hoping the two remaining real ‘opponents’ Santorum and Gingrich (and the stealth possibility Palin) could rise to the challenge.

Now’s the time guys. Santorum. Gingrich. Palin.

If you’ve got something waiting. If you’ve got some plan, some game-changer. Something wild. Some actual way to drive this to a brokered convention...

Bring it.

Time for those “A” games candidates.

Rubio’s a very strong possibility as Mitt’s VP, unless the others start upping the pressure.

Under no circumstances, can Obama be re-elected.

It’s important.


46 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:08 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (There is nothing "public" about government union-controlled schools)
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To: Astronaut

Thanks for noticing. Funny how some people attacked me for the “RINO” statement, but haven’t said a thing about the title of the thread.


47 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: fatnotlazy
If Obama gets another term, this country will never be the same.

Pushing Romney to the right, with delegates at the convention and conservatives in Congress, is our only hope, if Romney gets the nomination.

Third Party ideas are stupid and suicidal.

No Conservative with any real following will support a crazy Third Party effort.

48 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by Kansas58
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To: AlwaysFrosty
C’mon folks this is Mitt’s year whether we like or not, and unless we are really for Obama we need to get on the bandwagon and just get on with it. Defeating Obama is the important thing now!

I would ask you if you were some kind of retard, but the answer is obvious.

Marco Rubio is a PUNK busy body lawyer who never held a real job outside of elective office.

He is symptomatic of the greedy degenerate lawyer license to steal sons of bitches that permeate government at all levels.

A busy body lawyer, no different than Romney, both Clinton's, the foreigner in the WH, Sweater vest idiot Santorum (I'll use the guy's money who bankrolled Romney back in 2008 to take out Gingrich), and most of the other douchebags who attempt to steal the AMERICAN CITIZENS freedom on a daily basis.

FUMR(Marco Rubio and MYTH Romney).

LAWYERS OUT, SMASH THE RNC.

GOP MUST DIE

TAMPA, RNC Waterloo.

49 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:13 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum voted against Right toWork)
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To: KevinDavis

Maybe he should have saved his endorsement..yeah, Romney..voted 8th worst RINO by Human Events.


50 posted on 03/28/2012 7:12:33 PM PDT by Advocatus Sancti Sepulchri
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