Skip to comments.Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio
Posted on 06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
Rubio is a RINO.
Not eligible for the office.
We support and uphold the Constitution here.
Would this be “Marco Amnestia Rubio?”
You mean Amnesty Rubio?
No thanks. I can’t get behind any republican who pulls the race card on conservatives wanting nothing more than enforcement of the law as quickly as Rubio has.
Rubio is garbage!!!
Who’s not a RINO? If Rubio is, who meets your criteria? DeMint? He’s a huge Rubio supporter...probably made his victory possible. Palin? She support the ultimate RINO, McRINO himself? If we toss out everyone who isn’t 100% lockstep, well, we end up with people like Romney as our leaders.
I don’t care for his immigration talk, but his policy ideas on immigration are pretty good, coupled with border security and business hiring enforcement.
What you need is a solid conservative to unify the base. It doesn't have to be anybody flashy.
“Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite...”
...BZZZZZZZ! That’s where I stopped.
So you vote for him. I won’t. I don’t want him near the presidency.
Is Rubio a “Natural Born Citizen? I don’t think so
Reagan wouldn’t want someone on the ticket who wasn’t a natural born citizen and thus Constitutionally qualified to step into the Presidency. Get Real —
Reagan himself could run with Romney and it would not change the fact that I cannot vote for him. If I believed Rubio were a Natural Born Citizen, he would be someone I could vote for at the top of the ticket. If people think a good VP can keep Romney in line, they are deluded. The man won his way; why would he listen?
I had made my peace with voting for Romney. But if he puts an ineligible candidate on his ticket than I’m back where I started. No can do. Probably won’t matter much R’s always win KS but still. Just because we have a precedent now that the powers that be are ignoring NBC requirements doesn’t mean it’s right. It may very well be that Obama is NBC because of the fuzziness of his true parentage and whereas that may be true that he actually turns out to be NBC, we know for sure Rubio is not. No question of who his parents are. He is not NBC
Anyone who is considering Rubio may want to read these two articles:
Just what the GOP needs, another Amnesty Queen like Rubio to really depress turnout.
Rubio seems to be a part of the skin tone cartel.
Yeah...he needs a pro-amnestry POS to help balance out his pro-gun control, pro-socialized medicine stances.
Who’s better? West isn’t running
Isn’t it worse if Repubs pander to a group simply due to their color? How about we pick the right Conservative no matter what group?
Pray for America
My top issues are DEFENSE and BUDGET... he’s Reaganite all the way there.
FWIW, Reagan had an amnesty too...
“I dont care for his immigration talk, but his policy ideas on immigration are pretty good, coupled with border security and business hiring enforcement.”
Rubio was born in MIAMI in 1971, where his LEGAL immigrant parents had settled
Whatever are you talking about, man
Nonsense. Rubio is being pushed as a VP by Jeb Bush and his ilk.
Yes. He is not natural born. Have they not been listening? I cannot knowingly vote/act to invalidate the Constitution. This is what I hate about the Dems and many Repugs--lawless.
“...where his LEGAL immigrant parents had settled”
but not yet become citizens. As I’ve read, at the time of Marco’s birth, his parents had yet to become citizens. That would disqualify him from NBC status if interpreted as the term was understood at the time of the Constitution’s framing.
If you want to win you need to grow a pair and nominate a conservative female like Pam Bondi...
She, being one of the AGs suing Obammy on health care, would knock The issue as well as Biden out of the park...
Hello? Anyone listening? *crickets*
Well, they’re vetting him. Rubio was born in American, and IS a US citizen... but his dad was not a citizen in 1971, mom was. I understand the debate, and we’ll see what the vetting process brings.
This is not comparable to Obama at all, who wasn’t even born on US soil and used a fraudulent BC!
How you can you possible equate the two?
“What you need is a solid conservative to unify the base. It doesn’t have to be anybody flashy. “
I dunno about ‘flashy’, but if you pick a Rob Portman we’ll get clobbered... Romney is boring enough, and does not sell conservative economics to independents as well
WE NEED A COMMUNICATOR... the main reason I want Rubio is precisely that because he is a very good one.
Not only is he a RINO, an non NBC citizen, but he is too young. Sheesh didn’t the Republicans learn their lesson by picking that one young guy who destroyed the chances of Bush I? They will have Rubio in diapers with a rattle saying is this who you want one hearbeat way from the Presidency and most people will be wary. You need someone at least in their 50’s with lots of experience.
OK MY TOP “Issues” are the US Constitution and there, “Reaganite Republican” YOU, have been tried and found WANTING!
Rubio was born in MIAMI in 1971, where his LEGAL immigrant parents had settled
His parents did not become citizens until 1975....Rubio is NOT eligible for President and he knows it which is why he has been dodging the bullet on it. He knows but can’t get others to believe.
Article II, Section 1, para 5, describes the eligibility requirements for President. The US Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett defined what the term natural born means: to be born of parents who are both citizens. Rubio's parents were not US citizens at his birth.
It amazes me still how ignorant people are of the constitution and this issue in particular which has been discussed for 4+ years. Have you not attempted to understand the issue until now?
The more I see Rubio now, the more I can’t stand him.
It’s because he’s not eligible to be President and I believe he knows it.
But rather than be a statesman and a Constitutional scholar and say so, he plays us.
He undermines his oath of office with each dodge and missed opportunity and that alone tells me all I need to know about Marco Rubio.
No integrity. He just loves the attention. FAIL!
Both parties have failed us, just as Washington warned.
Rubio has no qualifications for high office in the executive branch.
The track record of (the few) US Senators who have been elected, or run for, POTUS or VP, is dismal. You need look no further than 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for example #1.
However, the string of losers - Stevenson, Humphrey, McGovern, Dole, Kerry, McCain - and the track record of those elected to the offices - Harding, JFK, LBJ, Quayle, Gore, Obama - should make you rethink the notion that ANY US Senator is a suitable choice.
I do not believe that what you call "defined" was a sole and exclusive definition in that case, and I think the text makes that clear.
The case says that someone born here of citizen parents IS an NBC (nobody doubts that). It does not say that someone born here of naturalized or alien parents is not.
I don't think Rubio is QUALIFIED to be VP, but he may be ELIGIBLE.
Rubio would add nothing to the ticket, he is too smooth spoken, we need Christie, someone who can give the socialists hell, and mean it. Christie is a former prosecutor. That’s why he spells it out so clearly, and in a way that tells you he means exactly what he’s saying. If you don’t believe me, then look him up on You Tube and watch him tell they blood-suckers off who think they are owed one. He’s has a way of setting people straight. That would be a nice balance to Romney being focused about fixing the economy. Look at how Biden is, I would much rather see Christie giving Biden the what for. You can’t just nominate someone because they are good looking and because of affirmative action concerns. That doesn’t work for us. We are not going to impress the Independents either, cause they see right through it, and it turns them off, cause they know that’s not our natural inclination. The GOP must be true to themselves. Don’t use the Democrat playbook, we’ve got out own way, and we need to stick to that.
Agreed, but remember we're talking about Romney. Whoever he chooses will have to be someone he can control and who won't outshine him. A younger, less experienced candidate may be appealing to him.
Christie is a fat RINO.
I will add that even if you believe Rubio is constitutionally qualified there are enough voters that know he is not to make him unelectable. The numbers are there. We don't want another Obama and we can't afford to open the door of the presidency to anchor babies. Get real.
Rubio is not a natural-born citizen, good guy though he may be. Two wrongs don’t make a right. Besides, we need people like him in the Senate.
What utter pablum. RINO Rubio repudiated the Tea Party shortly after being elected. Do you remember that?
Rubio is good at parroting Conservative ideas, but every now and then his core beliefs come out -- he is someone who worships at the Alter of State Power.
Unlike Reagan RINO Rubio at his core does not see government as the problem.
Rubio hasn't worked extensively (if at all in) the private sector. Rubio has not held statewide office.
Rubio sometimes sounds good, but he is a fraud.
It's sad how people grab onto political figures and belief that they will be ones to save us.
Rubio like 99% of the politicians today have no clue or concern about the seriousness of the problems. None of them on the scene today have any true love of Liberty that our Founder's possessed.
Rubio?? LOL, get real.
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