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Hey Mitt: If You Want To WIN, You're Going To Need Marco Rubio
Reaganite Republican ^ | June 20, 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 06/20/2012 7:00:40 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican

Consensus seems to be voter enthusiasm and turnout will likely decide the race... 
and this kid brings all that in spades


Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue I'm aware of, the thing that makes the young senator such a force in today's GOP is the impressive communication skills: imho Gipper-esque as well. What we need more than anything are great communicators on the right to
sell the conservative agenda to a weary and confused electorate.

As campaign attack dog, a VP candidate Rubio would be perfect- he's more conservative and a far better salesman for our principles than Romney. This would go some way towards a truce with many disgruntled GOPers on the right -and maybe a few Paulbots as well- Marco is one of us.
To me, any boost with the Hispanic vote is just gravy... my support of this man for vice president has nothing to do with any of that. But if anybody wants to hear about where he came from out-there on the trail, Marco Rubio does have a story to tell.

As a peace-through-strength Republican, I am comforted by Rubio's fast-growing respect on Capitol Hill re. considerable foreign policy prowess.


While rumors developed early yesterday that he was somehow out of the running, by evening Fox News had reported that Romney's campaign made it perfectly clear: 'Marco Rubio IS being thoroughly vetted by our campaign'.

Alas, I probably wasn't the only one who was less than thrilled with Rubio's lack of support for those more conservative than Romney early in the primary process... yet today he stands in a position where he's capable to heavily influence the administration of that same Romney in a real way... 
fact is, I'm glad he's still in the running.


Senator Rubio might just be the future of this party- there's not too many others like him save West and Ryan. He gets it... 
can explain it... and you can tell that in his heart he really and truly believes it. I simply don't like any of the other short-listers as much as this one

Some say that at 41 years of age, Marco Rubio is too young and inexperienced to be a 'heartbeat away' from the big chair... yet as the Senator himself has noted 'I get older every day'...

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KEYWORDS: rino; romney; rubio; veep; vp
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1 posted on 06/20/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Rubio is a RINO.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 7:02:31 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

What PAP!


3 posted on 06/20/2012 7:02:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Not eligible for the office.

We support and uphold the Constitution here.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by exit82
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To: Reaganite Republican

Would this be “Marco Amnestia Rubio?”


5 posted on 06/20/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Reaganite Republican

You mean Amnesty Rubio?


6 posted on 06/20/2012 7:05:22 AM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Reaganite Republican

Rubio is garbage!!!


8 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by dalereed
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no.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:25 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: Reaganite Republican

marco castro!

LLS


10 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:28 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: trisham

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.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 7:08:42 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: trisham
Exactly. Why does Romney need another pro-immigration RINO to win? He can run alone at the top of the ticket later. He doesn't need you Mitt and you don't need him.

What you need is a solid conservative to unify the base. It doesn't have to be anybody flashy.

12 posted on 06/20/2012 7:09:06 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite...”

...BZZZZZZZ! That’s where I stopped.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 7:10:20 AM PDT by albie
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To: ilgipper

So you vote for him. I won’t. I don’t want him near the presidency.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 7:11:27 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Is Rubio a “Natural Born Citizen? I don’t think so


15 posted on 06/20/2012 7:13:13 AM PDT by capt B
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To: Reaganite Republican
Senator Rubio might just be the future of this party

LoL.

16 posted on 06/20/2012 7:16:58 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Reaganite Republican

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 —


17 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:26 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: ilgipper

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?


18 posted on 06/20/2012 7:23:51 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: Reaganite Republican

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


19 posted on 06/20/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: All

Anyone who is considering Rubio may want to read these two articles:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2894843/posts

http://finance.townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2012/01/26/floridas_rubio_a_star_but_an_unlikely_vp_pick


20 posted on 06/20/2012 7:25:47 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Just what the GOP needs, another Amnesty Queen like Rubio to really depress turnout.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:31:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Rubio seems to be a part of the skin tone cartel.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 7:32:40 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Yeah...he needs a pro-amnestry POS to help balance out his pro-gun control, pro-socialized medicine stances.


23 posted on 06/20/2012 7:34:05 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: dalereed

Who’s better? West isn’t running


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:34:44 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: trisham

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


25 posted on 06/20/2012 7:35:39 AM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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To: albie; All

My top issues are DEFENSE and BUDGET... he’s Reaganite all the way there.

FWIW, Reagan had an amnesty too...


26 posted on 06/20/2012 7:36:19 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: ilgipper; All

“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.”

Amen!


27 posted on 06/20/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: capt B; All

Rubio was born in MIAMI in 1971, where his LEGAL immigrant parents had settled

Whatever are you talking about, man


28 posted on 06/20/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nonsense. Rubio is being pushed as a VP by Jeb Bush and his ilk.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 7:40:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: exit82
Not eligible

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.

30 posted on 06/20/2012 7:40:29 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Reaganite Republican
Rubio is no more eligible than Zero is.
31 posted on 06/20/2012 7:40:37 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Reaganite Republican

No.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 7:41:59 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“...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.


33 posted on 06/20/2012 7:45:47 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hey, Mitt...
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*


34 posted on 06/20/2012 7:46:11 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: nonsporting

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?


35 posted on 06/20/2012 7:47:54 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Crucial; All

“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.


36 posted on 06/20/2012 7:52:25 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: trisham

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.


37 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:04 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Reaganite Republican

OK MY TOP “Issues” are the US Constitution and there, “Reaganite Republican” YOU, have been tried and found WANTING!


38 posted on 06/20/2012 7:56:50 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


39 posted on 06/20/2012 8:00:05 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Reaganite Republican
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?

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?

40 posted on 06/20/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT by nonsporting
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


41 posted on 06/20/2012 8:12:00 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


42 posted on 06/20/2012 8:15:45 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: bray

Amen.


43 posted on 06/20/2012 8:15:57 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nonsporting
The US Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett defined what the term natural born means: to be born of parents who are both citizens

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.

44 posted on 06/20/2012 8:23:15 AM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 8:31:34 AM PDT by rodeo-mamma (The ends don't justify the means.)
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To: napscoordinator
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.

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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.

46 posted on 06/20/2012 8:32:24 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rodeo-mamma

Christie is a fat RINO.


47 posted on 06/20/2012 8:34:09 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Rubio is NOT a natural born citizen. The End.

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.

48 posted on 06/20/2012 8:40:22 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Reaganite Republican

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.


49 posted on 06/20/2012 8:40:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Not only is TEA Party hero Marco Rubio a true Reaganite in policy on every issue

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.

50 posted on 06/20/2012 8:49:06 AM PDT by sand88
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