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Posted on 04/24/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
The more I think about it, the more sense it makes.
I would like to see a WEST-RUBIO or a CAIN-RUBIO ticket.
Nope. No VP Rubio. Only President Rubio seems to make sense.
West and Rubio cannot be a ticket because both are from the same state.
If he was Gov. Rubio, rather than Sen. Rubio, I’d be all for it. He isn’t, and I suspect this is exactly why he has been unequivocal in his denials, thus far. He’s not running, and I genuinely don’t think he’d accept a #2 slot, at least not in 2012.
And the one MOST like Ronald Reagan is...Marco Rubio.
Yes, Rubio is a rapidly rising star, but he may not be ready to run for President yet. He is probably setting up for 2016. I would bet though that whoever we nominate will ask him to be their VP running mate. Whether he entertains such offers would probably depend on how strong he thinks the top of the ticket is.
To the person that suggested West/Rubio - probably wouldn’t ever happen as they are both from the same state (Florida). And you have the names reversed, if such a ticket emerged it would be much more likely to be Rubio/West.
I like the guy and am proud to have voted for him. However he does not have the experience.
Same with West and Cain.
My vote is a resounding NO.
Rubio is pro-illegals. End of story.
No on Rubio, Open border for starters, Mel Martinez replay.
So far, he has not been willing to discuss this issue.
One usurper per century is more than enough.
Maybe in 8 or 12 years.
Rubio was born in South Florida. Doesn't make a bit of difference if his parents were citizens at the time. If it did, then even I wouldn't qualify on that count since my father was a Canadian citizen until I was about five (I was born in USA). So you are wrong on TWO counts there.
Can we please stop trying to nominate every flash in the pan we see? I’m all for Rubio, and many others who are in their first political job being stars, but PRESIDENT isn’t a rookie job. Look at Obama if you don’t believe that.
Rubio is young enough that a stint as senator and then governor will make him a formidable presidential candidate.
Or after 8 or 12 ballots of a deadlocked convention. I don't see Rubio running in the primaries but if there is a deadlocked convention.....
Were his parents born here?
Rubio was born in florida, the big question is about his parents. They were cuban exiles but Rubio has not said if they became US citizens.
Too bad. Our nation's founders made it so to prevent people people with possible split allegiance from becoming President.
A Cuban exile could never win. You all dont get that the b I g Hisp. population hates Cuban exiles and would never vote for one.
No you would not qualify either.
Makes no difference. Rubio was born here ergo he is a US citizen. If not, then I must have been a citizen of Canada all these years and didn't know about it since my father was a Canadian citizen until I was about 5 years old. Andrew Jackson? Guess what. His parents were born in another country. Ditto even George Washington.
Hmm... I'm a citizen and I was born here but I'm somehow not a natural born citizen?
Try doing some reading....
It makes no sense at all. The guy is not a natural born citizen. As far as I know both his parents were born in Cuba and were not naturalized at the time of his birth. He is soft on Immigration and has refused to join the Tea Party caucus. Lets move on. If you want to nominate a newbie pick somebody good like Allen West.
Except that Rubio is NOT a Cuban exile. He is a US citizen born in the USA. See, in order for you to be a Cuban exile you have to FROM Cuba which he is not.
It seems like waaay too many FReepers are sporting wood over that idiot Trump. Therefore, you probably won’t get many takers.
Oh yes he is. Has been a citizen from birth. If not, when did he become a citizen?
Want your kids to die in Libya? For who-knows-what?
Vote for Rubio.
He's a creep.
Want your kids to die in Libya? For who-knows-what?
Vote for Rubio.
He's a creep.
It does matter, and you don't.
There's nothing shameful in that. Millions of immigrants also are not eligible to become president of the USA, but they are damn happy to be here.
Rubio is a “born” citizen. He is not “natural born “. There is a higher standard for President.
to be a NBC you have to be born on US soil of 2 US citizen parents. You are a citizen, as am I through naturalization. since both my kids were born before I was naturalized then they aren’t NBC either.
Depending on when you were born and your mother’s age at the time, you may not be eligible for the Presidency either.
Thus spaketh Forgotten Amendments who also slammed William F. Buckley for not being a real conservative.
Pushing a guy for president and not a lick of sense what is required to hold that office.
“Oh yes he is. Has been a citizen from birth. If not, when did he become a citizen?”
Nobody said he isn’t a citizen we said he isn’t a “natural born citizen” That is a person born in the USA of two US citizen parents. There is a higher bar to be President.
Thats why the big flap over Soetoro. He isn’t a “natural born citizen” and he has no business being President. He is an illegal, ineligible person who needs to be removed as soon as humanly possible.
I thought it would be clear by now that sitting US Senators are nothing but trouble when it comes to producing viable candidates. From now on I want a sitting Governor who has served more than one term and actually produced some real-world budgetary results.
Like Mitch Daniels for example...
Marko Rubio hasn’t got enough experience legislating on a National level yet, any more than Hussein did when he ran. I want to see what he can do in the Senate before I would even consider him for another office.
It would be a very serious mistake to run another populist Senator for the Presidency, even one from the Right....
We’re you born after 1986? If not you are not considered an NBC. Period.
I don't think it would even be close. Tea Party on steroids; and finally two candidates that would put a sock in the NAACP, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and Chuck Range, while offering a new and needed voice to the black Americans as well as conservatism itself.
Rubio has no chance on the immigration issue. Period.
And here IMNSHO, is the answer.
Just because an ineligible POTUS was selected by the Electoral college and the voters, does not mean the Constitution is no longer in force. Obama, who is not a Natural Born citizen, because one of his parents was not a US Citizen, cannot be used as a precedent for another ineligible candidate.
BTW, if you disagree with me, great! But let's not talk about it anymore, since it makes me ill. Let's get the black-robed SOBs of the SCOTUS to give us their opinion on the matter before the shooting starts. Win, lose or draw, I'll accept it.
Also BTW, since neither Rubio nor Jindal seems interested in candidly admitting the facts of their birth, I am not interested in discussing them as presidential candidates. I cheerfully admit that both of whom can occasionally at least, seem otherwise splendid fellows,
BTW, freekitty, Natural Born Citizenship does not require that one's parents be born here! The parents can be born anywhere; India, Kenya, Cuba, etc. The parents must just be naturalized citizens at the time of the candidate's birth. Not after!
Pretty darned generous, I'd say.
I would consider a Trump/Cain pairing. I would have to know more about Trump’s positions. Cain really interests me and I would like to hear more about his positions. I agree than Col. West/Cain pairing would be awesome. Both have loads of executive experience and would be highly capable. They could get politicians to help charter the nasty trails in DC. In fact, I like this pairing best of all. Col. West would not take any crap! Grey Eagle
Plus he’s not a NBC but somebody probably brought that up by now.
And NO pro-illegals/open borders candidates. NO NO NO etc
I'm not a fan of Rubio, and have only seen passing references to his parents being born in Cuba, and perhaps not being US citizens at the time of his birth.
Is that true?
West already has far more experience than this illegitimate fool now illegally in the WH. I don't know a damn thing about Cain, although I did see him artfully dodge the eligibility issue.
I think I will support any candidate who says, "If I win the primary, I will bring suit on the eligibility issue, because as a viable candidate I have standing."
In general, the GOP has shown one and all the ultimate theoretical weakness. of a Two-Party System in which the Center-Left of the GOP merges imperceptibly with the Center Right of the Democrats to share power and make deals. The major difference between the two parties: The Far Left, Radical, Socialist, Marxist, SOBs who drive the Democrat Party actually have an ideological agenda combined with party discipline that guides their center. The Far Right, the Constitutionalists, the Small Government, States Rights elements still within the GOP have no such power.
Another major difference between the two parties is that Far Left, Radical Marxist, Socialist SOBs who drive the ideological agenda of the Democrat Party actually get themselves elected to the House, to the Senate, and even to the White House, where they can follow-through. OTOH, the GOP elects ONLY centrists, with but a handful of notable exceptions.
Result: unless Conservatives can have some greater effect on the GOP, or we can develop a more politically mature multi-party system, the New America is going to look a lot like the Olde Europe, sans the charm. The Mombasa MF and his team have moved us 50 years down that road in 24 months, with negligible opposition.
Thanks for paying attention! ;)
Seriously, the guy is more hawkish on Libya than McCain / Graham / Obama. Is THAT what you want?
The conservative movement has been destroyed by us marching in lockstep behind GOP hacks. I hear all these great things about Rubio and am suitably impressed. But, he wants us to go whole-hog into Libya. That's idiotic. I don't think he's given two thoughts to Libya. He wants power, and appearing hawkish will appeal to the GOP power brokers, neocons, and talk radio.
I think he's a lightweight.
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