Skip to comments.Kristol still believes in Ryan-Rubio 2012
Posted on 07/31/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT by Signalman
Weekly Standard editor William Kristol still holds out hope that Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be on a national presidential ticket in 2012.
"Ryan-Rubio or Rubio-Ryan would be a very strong ticket," Kristol said on "Fox News Sunday." "It should be Ryan-Rubio, but if Paul Ryan is a little hesitant to seize the moment, I think Marco Rubio will have to do it and make Paul Ryan his vice president"
Any chance that happens, asked Fox host Bret Baier.
"Yes," Kristol answered. "I think Republican primary voters would welcome a Ryan-Rubio ticket"
fine with me.
rubio is well-spoken,
but i don’t understand the rah-rah.
I think there is ZERO chance of this.
But that’s Bill Kristol for ya.
Sounds like a winning ticket. Definitely like Rubio.
You’re probably right. But I do like the ticket.
Maybe a case of Kristol trying to sound like a real conservative when he knows there’s 0% chance of it becoming reality.
Paul Ryan is not running for president. He’s just not.
Palin/Rubio or Perry/Rubio maybe.
That's been Kristol's dream ticket for a long time now. He can't let go of it even though Ryan is absolutely not running. Kinda like Coulter's endless and unwavering love affair with Christie. It's just not going to happen.
Rubio was initially for ‘comprehensive immigration reform’, a code term for amnesty, until he found out that the core base of Republicans are vehemntly against amnesty. This scares me because illegal immigration is tied heavily to so many of this country’s problems, employment, taxes, welfare, education, medical, crime, etc....
Kristol was the first pundit I heard that was recommending McCain put Palin on the ticket.
In addition, the funny thing is that when Ryan unveiled his budget plan this past Spring, Rubio -— when interviewed on MTP -— instantly vowed to vote against it if it came to the Senate. He later changed his position to support.
Also, Rubio is on board with Ubama’s Libya misadventure. He joined a Gang of Four (the others being Lieberman, McCain and Graham) in endorsing Ubama’s recognition of the the Libya “rebels” as the official govt of that country.
He seems a little airheaded thus far.
I like Ryan, but Kristol is a dope and I don’t care what he thinks.
Wishful thinking. Senators (As we can see today) and especially representatives do not make good presidents. There hasn’t been a senator or a representative that’s successfully served 2 terms as president or even their first term. And before you bring up how JFK was assassinated and couldn’t finish out his term, chances are, he was going to lose in 1964. Same for Harding.
It would be worth it just to see the libs suddenly discover the natural-born citizen clause.
He couldn't bring himself to fully support AZ Governor Brewer, either, which told me all I needed to know. In my opinion, this one issue negates any conservative bona fides he might possess.
Frankly, I'm not impressed with Rubio, although I'm sure he is a perfectly nice fellow. What bothers me is that I can already hear the overarching GOP influence when he speaks, and I expect him to hop aboard the "comprehensive immigration" train at some point. How could he not?
I would absolutely LOVE this ticket and do everything I could to support it. Too bad it won’t happen.
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