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President Rubio
Self | April 24, 2011 | PJ-Comix

Posted on 04/24/2011 3:41:31 PM PDT by PJ-Comix

President Rubio.

The more I think about it, the more sense it makes.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: 1hispanicprez; marcorubio; nochance; noexperience; noteligible; notinterested
Your thoughts?
1 posted on 04/24/2011 3:41:37 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

I would like to see a WEST-RUBIO or a CAIN-RUBIO ticket.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 3:43:37 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: scorchedearther

Nope. No VP Rubio. Only President Rubio seems to make sense.


3 posted on 04/24/2011 3:45:55 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: scorchedearther

West and Rubio cannot be a ticket because both are from the same state.


4 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:00 PM PDT by Friend of the Friendless (R-Illinois)
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To: PJ-Comix
Rubio says Arizona immigration law raises profiling concerns

Marco Rubio hedges on Fla. immigration bill

'nuff said.

5 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:06 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 3:46:25 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

And the one MOST like Ronald Reagan is...Marco Rubio.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 3:49:12 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 3:50:10 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


9 posted on 04/24/2011 3:50:24 PM PDT by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Rubio is pro-illegals. End of story.


10 posted on 04/24/2011 3:51:02 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PJ-Comix

No on Rubio, Open border for starters, Mel Martinez replay.


11 posted on 04/24/2011 3:52:01 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Rubio would need to prove that he is a Natural Born Citizen, born in the USA to two parents who were citizens at the time of birth.

So far, he has not been willing to discuss this issue.

One usurper per century is more than enough.

12 posted on 04/24/2011 3:53:47 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: PJ-Comix

Maybe in 8 or 12 years.


13 posted on 04/24/2011 3:54:58 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: meadsjn
Rubio would need to prove that he is a Natural Born Citizen, born in the USA to two parents who were citizens at the time of birth.

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.

14 posted on 04/24/2011 4:03:39 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


15 posted on 04/24/2011 4:03:47 PM PDT by politicalmerc (The whole earth may move, but God's throne is never shaken. I think I'll stand by Him..)
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To: PJ-Comix

Rubio is young enough that a stint as senator and then governor will make him a formidable presidential candidate.


16 posted on 04/24/2011 4:05:24 PM PDT by fso301
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To: freedomfiter2
Maybe in 8 or 12 years.

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.....

17 posted on 04/24/2011 4:08:21 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Were his parents born here?


18 posted on 04/24/2011 4:10:25 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


19 posted on 04/24/2011 4:10:30 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: PJ-Comix
Neither you nor Rubio are eligible to be President of U.S. per the Constitution.

Too bad. Our nation's founders made it so to prevent people people with possible split allegiance from becoming President.

20 posted on 04/24/2011 4:11:01 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: OldDeckHand

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.


21 posted on 04/24/2011 4:14:36 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: PJ-Comix

No you would not qualify either.


22 posted on 04/24/2011 4:16:22 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: biggredd1
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.

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.

23 posted on 04/24/2011 4:18:13 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: kabumpo
No you would not qualify either.

Hmm... I'm a citizen and I was born here but I'm somehow not a natural born citizen?

24 posted on 04/24/2011 4:19:34 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

Try doing some reading....
http://bobmccarty.com/2011/04/22/revisiting-the-obama-eligibility-question/


25 posted on 04/24/2011 4:20:16 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


26 posted on 04/24/2011 4:20:44 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: kabumpo
A Cuban exile could never win.

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.

27 posted on 04/24/2011 4:21:38 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix

It seems like waaay too many FReepers are sporting wood over that idiot Trump. Therefore, you probably won’t get many takers.


28 posted on 04/24/2011 4:25:57 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
The guy is not a natural born citizen.

Oh yes he is. Has been a citizen from birth. If not, when did he become a citizen?

29 posted on 04/24/2011 4:26:05 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: PJ-Comix
Like McCain? You'll love Rubio!

Want your kids to die in Libya? For who-knows-what?

Vote for Rubio.

He's a creep.

30 posted on 04/24/2011 4:28:51 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: PJ-Comix
Like McCain? You'll love Rubio!

Want your kids to die in Libya? For who-knows-what?

Vote for Rubio.

He's a creep.

31 posted on 04/24/2011 4:29:12 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: PJ-Comix
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).

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.

32 posted on 04/24/2011 4:36:51 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: PJ-Comix

Rubio is a “born” citizen. He is not “natural born “. There is a higher standard for President.


33 posted on 04/24/2011 4:43:52 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PJ-Comix

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.


34 posted on 04/24/2011 4:44:41 PM PDT by henry_reardon
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To: PJ-Comix
Rubio was born in South Florida. Doesn't make a bit of difference if his parents were citizens at the time.

Liberalism.
35 posted on 04/24/2011 4:48:11 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: PJ-Comix

Depending on when you were born and your mother’s age at the time, you may not be eligible for the Presidency either.


36 posted on 04/24/2011 4:49:13 PM PDT by dinodino
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Thus spaketh Forgotten Amendments who also slammed William F. Buckley for not being a real conservative.


37 posted on 04/24/2011 4:50:29 PM PDT by PJ-Comix (The Coupon Whisperer)
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To: Forgotten Amendments; PJ-Comix

Pushing a guy for president and not a lick of sense what is required to hold that office.


38 posted on 04/24/2011 4:51:15 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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“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.


39 posted on 04/24/2011 4:54:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PJ-Comix

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....


40 posted on 04/24/2011 5:18:33 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Minn sez your feets stink...)
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To: PJ-Comix

We’re you born after 1986? If not you are not considered an NBC. Period.


41 posted on 04/24/2011 6:05:03 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: All
Cain/West would destroy the opposition of any other combination in the primaries. Obambi would have a snowball's chance in hell.

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.

42 posted on 04/24/2011 7:18:22 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: freekitty; PJ-Comix; biggredd1
Finally someone on the thread asks the right question.

And here IMNSHO, is the answer.

Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen.
At the time of his birth, neither of his parents were citizens.
Jindal is not a Natural Born Citizen
At the time of his birth, both of his parents were not citizens.

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.

43 posted on 04/24/2011 7:27:13 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Qadafi and Obama share a common advantage. No organized opposition.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

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


44 posted on 04/24/2011 7:51:12 PM PDT by Grey Eagle
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To: Windflier

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


45 posted on 04/24/2011 10:23:12 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
Plus he’s not a NBC

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?

46 posted on 04/24/2011 10:28:36 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Grey Eagle
I will support any candidate that wins the Republican primaries. If those primaries are of the "open" variety, I think Karl Rove should be hunted down like a mad dog. I also might call in the hunters if the RINOs try anything I don't really like, e.g., doing convention deals in the dark of night.

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.

47 posted on 04/25/2011 6:12:12 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Qadafi and Obama share a common advantage. No organized opposition.)
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To: PJ-Comix
Thus spaketh Forgotten Amendments who also slammed William F. Buckley for not being a real conservative.

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.

48 posted on 04/25/2011 1:16:21 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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