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Marco Rubio Qualifications
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Posted on 06/20/2012 6:24:17 AM PDT by wolfman23601

Let's put eligibility and the usual arguments aside for this thread. What makes Marco Rubio qualified to be president? Looking at his biography, he has never run anything or worked a day of his life in the private sector. Other than being Cuban and having good hair, how is this man anymore qualified than Obama was in 2008? Let's not make this mistake again. Hopefully Romney, who is qualified, though I disagree with his politics, makes the right decision and picks someone who knows what he/she is doing to take over if he drops dead.


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1 posted on 06/20/2012 6:24:19 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

I don’t know enough about Rubio to say he’s as much of a nothing as Obama was in 2008. I do like him, but I can’t support him for president of VP. I can’t “put eligibility aside”.


2 posted on 06/20/2012 6:27:14 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: wolfman23601

As much as I like some of the things he has said, I don’t think he is any more qualified AT THIS TIME than Obama was. Let him get some more big boy experience first.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 6:27:54 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: wolfman23601

Rick Perry and Newt are/were the most qualified. I’d be happy with either as they both have common sense. But I understand the Florida vote.


4 posted on 06/20/2012 6:28:49 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kevslisababy

Agreed. When I see Rubio by Romney’s side, I start to think Batman and Robin. Too young.

Was listening to Lickspittle Matthews last night who was predicting Thune or some other female I’ve never heard of.


5 posted on 06/20/2012 6:30:18 AM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: wolfman23601
Anyone wanting to reward illegal invaders because he shares their “race” should never be allowed near the White House... just look at what is infecting the White House today. rubio and christie are the two men that mitt and the gop/e want as VP... maybe kucinich will accept.

LLS

6 posted on 06/20/2012 6:30:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Sacajaweau

If Mittens had any sense he would get Huckabee on the ticket with him. Then let’s see how the liberals can spin that one saying a 10 year governor does not have the experience to be president.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 6:31:38 AM PDT by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Yeah he was touting the forced “generosity” of Americans today.

Just another politician who wants to be “generous” at the expense of everyone else.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 6:33:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Agreed. Going to go out on a limb here (gulp)
and suggest Ron Paul would bring much needed grass roots enthusiasm and the promise of “not politics as usual” to the campaign as VP.


9 posted on 06/20/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT by ransacked
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To: Sacajaweau

I don’t like Romney, much less Rubio.

IMO Rubio is only being spoken of as a candidate for VP in an effort to suck up to the Hispanic vote which the Democrats already own. In other words it’s a waste of time.

My pick was Gingrich, It wasn’t arrived at easily as I know all of the hype about Gingich’s faults.Gingrich was the most promising candidate to fix all of the mistakes Obama made. IMO Romney will make the same mistakes domestically that Obama made, perhaps with the exception of the stimulus.

My pick for VP would be Ryan at this point in time.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 6:34:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: wolfman23601
What makes Marco Rubio qualified to be President?

Under America's new 'diverse' and 'multicultural' society; he's Cuban (a.k.a. not white). See Obama.

11 posted on 06/20/2012 6:36:37 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: wolfman23601
He's Constitutionally qualified to be a Senator, but not VP or President.

Because he hasn't stated this fact clearly in response to his being considered to be VP, he has demonstrated a lack of integrity that disqualifies him for any position of power over us.

His voters would be wise to boot him from that position of power over them.

12 posted on 06/20/2012 6:41:14 AM PDT by GBA (To understand what is happening to America and why, read The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn)
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To: wolfman23601

While I generally agree I’d like to see Rubio gain more experience and become a Senate conservative leader in the process before seeking higher office, Rubio’s resume is miles better than Obama. Rubio quickly rose to be Speaker of the House here in Florida, and at a really young age. While that is not executive experience, it is a leadership post...much the same as Newt running for President last year with his experince.

Whereas, Obama has always just been a back bencher in the Illinois and US Senate, Rubio rose above the rest into a top spot. That brings experience in negotiating, selling policy, etc.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 6:41:53 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: liberalh8ter

I agree. For most voters, a vote for Rubio for VP is not a vote for his qualifications, but a statement to themselves and others that they’re a “good” person, not prejudice against Hispanics. Like buying a Prius. Or voting for Obama.

BTW, does “Rubio” translate to “Rube” in English?


14 posted on 06/20/2012 6:49:03 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: wolfman23601

“Let’s put eligibility and the usual arguments aside for this thread.”

Can’t. It’s his fundamental problem. All the other stuff is immaterial.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 6:51:43 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: NKP_Vet
. . . how is this man anymore qualified than Obama was in 2008?

Well, for starters, Rubio has actually served as a U.S. Senator and didn't start running for president within six months of taking his seat.

Not that I think Rubio is qualified, by any normal standard, but compared to the Obama standard, he is well-qualified.

Huckabee certainly has the experience, but like Rubio, he is way too soft on illegal immigration and offers neither racial (another white guy), ideological (another RINO) nor the geographical balance to bring electoral advantage to a swing state.

My personal favorite is Col. Allen West who would be a plus on all three balances plus bring much needed military experience to the ticket.

16 posted on 06/20/2012 6:54:36 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: wolfman23601

He is not qualified in any way, and I will NEVER put our Constitution ASIDE....it is all we have left.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 6:55:16 AM PDT by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: wolfman23601
Looking at his biography, he has never run anything or worked a day of his life in the private sector.

Actually, he has worked as an attorney in the private sector, including during his time in the FL legislature. State Representative is a part time position, as the legislature only meets 60 days per year.

18 posted on 06/20/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by Kevin C
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To: dagogo redux

Interest in Rubio is a lot more than just his family heritage. He is an excellent communicator, has conservatism in his ‘gut’ due to his family’s move from Communist Cuba. He knows what a tyrant is, and understands freedom. There are times when he speaks that I hear Reagan circa 1965-1980. Highly articulate, unambiguously conservative, and gifted in clear, direct communication.

He’s got more upside than any politician I have seen since Reagan, if he stays true and stops using liberal speak on immigration. (immigration seems to be the Achilles heel for anyone from Texas or Florida, unfortunately)

I think DC insiders see hispanic, and Florida electoral votes, but base voters (immigration aside) see the articulate leadership we have all been desperate to find.


19 posted on 06/20/2012 6:56:24 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Vigilanteman

Huck is a RINO? Agree he is way too loose with the budget, but he will absolutely help shore up the social conservatives.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 7:05:56 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

While I like Rubio and hope he can be a strong conservative voice in the Senate, since his parents were not citizens when he was born here, he is NOT “natural born”, and thus not qualified to hold the office of President.

For a thorough discussion of the legal history of “natural born”, see:

The Dirty “little” Secret Of The Natural Born Citizen Clause Revealed.

I have emphasized the word “little” because the truth of the law on this issue is very simple, folks. So simple that the mystery is deciphered by application of one of the most clear, concise and undeniable rules of law; the code of statutory construction governs, and therefore, “natural born Citizen” must require something more than being born in the United States.

Let me put it to you in appropriately simple language:

Clause A = “Only a natural born Citizen may be President.”

Clause B = “Anyone born in the United States is a Citizen.”

(While these two clauses reflect Article 2, Section 1, and the 14th Amendment, I shall refer to them as “Clause A” and “Clause B” for now.)
...

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/27/the-dirty-little-secret-of-the-natural-born-citizen-clause-revealed/

and:

AMICUS BRIEF – Georgia POTUS Eligibility Cases.

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/amicus-brief-georgia-potus-eligibility-cases/


21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: astratt7

For the sake of argument. I don’t think anyone here hasn’t heard the eligibility argument.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 7:07:21 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: dagogo redux
BTW, does “Rubio” translate to “Rube” in English?

I honestly don't know but I think it should be a FreeRepublic rule.

23 posted on 06/20/2012 7:14:53 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: Venturer

Newt would be to Romney what Cheney was to Bush. I think it would work well.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: wolfman23601
Conservatives consist of three major groups: social, economic and national defense.

Huck is great with only one of the three. Club for Growth has panned his tax raising economic policies. His fondness for illegal aliens also makes him poor on national defense issues. We can do a LOT better.

25 posted on 06/20/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ilgipper

We need to keep our eyes on the objective. It is ESSENTIAL for the SURVIVAL of America AND WESTERN CIVILIZATION, that the Marxist, Muslim in the White House is defeated and his damage undone.

Romney is far from the ideal solution, but he is far better than having Obama in there for another four years. If he remains, he will remake SCOTUS along the lines of the Warren Court, and even worse.

Rubio is a rock solid conservative, an intelligent guy and he IS Hispanic.

Obama pulled this stunt in order to try and pry enough Hispanic voters who may be sitting on the fence or only luke warm to Romney, into his camp.

Having Rubio as a VP will not only strenghthen the conservative voice in Romney’s Administration, it will get some of those needed votes.

At all accounts, this is going to be a close election and a campaign against an unprinicipled, vicious Chicago street fighter who knows how to play dirty politics, use the power of the incumbency, and marshall mainstream media and the Hollywood eleites to his side.

We need comprehensive immigration reform. We need to close our borders to illegals in the future by taking draconian steps like putting out of businesses those companies which knowingly hire and recruit illegals, PENALIZING those countries - LIKE MEXICO - who are complicit in the violation of our immigration laws, FORBIDDING the use of our social support system and educational establishment to illegals, and dealing QUICKLY with those illegals who come here.

BUT, at the same time we need to be realistic about some things. The reproductive rate among native Americans has fallen so low that it is a threat to our economic life and military security. We need more legal immigrants who want to become prodcutive American citizens - people with a work ethic, not immigrants from countries in western Europe who support the kind of nanny-government socialist, Islamophilic establishments that exist in Britain, Italy, Spain, Greece, Portugal, etc.

That leaves Non-Muslim Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.

It is neither reasonable nor fair to believe that we can or should extradite from America young people who knew no environment other than America, who, in many cases, speak English only or English as their primary language, and who regard themselves as Americans and who WANT to be considered Americans, back to some country they have no familiarity with just to punish their parents. We need SOME way to deal with them in such a manner as to provide an expedited road to citizenship.

THAT is a humane and politically SMART way to handle this and WE as Republicans and Conservatives should make sure it done by US, and WE reap the political benefits, NOT the
Marxist Muslim and his leftist comrades.


26 posted on 06/20/2012 7:24:30 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: wolfman23601

I agree completely. Let him do a stint as Florida’s Governor before bestowing Presidential honors on him.


27 posted on 06/20/2012 7:59:41 AM PDT by gunsmithkat (There is no such thing as Too Many Guns)
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To: wolfman23601
What makes Marco Rubio qualified to be president?

Short answer: He's not. Those that idolize him do so because he is telegenic, somewhat well spoken and may bring in some hispanic voters. He has no other qualifications, however these do rival those of a senator from Illinois about four years ago, and we all have seen that disaster!

Hey he's a "Community Organizer", what more do we need?

/sarc

28 posted on 06/20/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Sworn to Defend The Constitution Against ALL Enemies, Foreign and Domestic. So Help Me GOD!)
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To: ilgipper

...Rubio’s resume is miles better than Obama....

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Big deal! So is my cat’s.

No to Rubio. I have been suspicious of his views on illegal aliens, and, after reading his opinion piece posted here yesterday, my mind is thoroughly made up.


29 posted on 06/20/2012 8:18:28 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: samtheman
I can’t “put eligibility aside”.

Eligibility is not a factor. Obama's election and remaining in office has set a precedent that constitutional eligibility does not have to be met.

30 posted on 06/20/2012 8:25:09 AM PDT by varon (The Patriots stand watch!)
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To: wolfman23601

Judge his qualifications under the current rule.

State legislator.

Less than one term as a US Senator.

No military experience.

No private sector experience.

Speaks well, looks nice.

Overqualified.


31 posted on 06/20/2012 9:15:38 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: ransacked

Just on the face of it, the claim that one who has been a US legislator since the 70’s is somehow the face of “not politics as usual,” stretches credulity. How did he keep getting re-elected if not through politics? And if it was through the practice of politics, how could it not have been politics as usual, as he kept getting re-elected over and over, as usual?

Supporting Paul is fine. Doing it based on delusional reasoning trivializes him.


32 posted on 06/20/2012 9:20:15 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: DPMD

“Overqualified.”

....and ineligible per Article II US Constitution.....Non NBC. Sorry!


33 posted on 06/20/2012 10:05:47 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: cripplecreek

Absolutely... just another socialist that thinks that he can do it better than any of the tyrants that have come before.

LLS


34 posted on 06/20/2012 10:18:24 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: ilgipper

I disagree: he sounds like just another politician to me, using conservative-speak in a slick way, but I don’t find myself convinced. He’s never worked outside of government, and uses manipulative family-values catch-words to push the amnesty agenda incrementally. Do we really need another slick-talking Trojan horse politician?


35 posted on 06/20/2012 10:19:31 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: ransacked

He would call BS on every BS move romney pulled!

LLS


36 posted on 06/20/2012 10:19:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: wolfman23601

Even if Rubio was a natural born citizen and eligible to run for President which he isn’t he still has not got the experience and maturity to be the leader of the free world.


37 posted on 06/20/2012 10:22:54 AM 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: wolfman23601
M. Rubio's agenda re illegal aliens reveals he is no Conservative and does not put the interests of America over those of other countries. I see nothing special about him. The Hispanics did not support J. McCain in spite of his outlandish pandering and they will not come out for M. Romney, Rubio or no Rubio.

Rubio is overrated. I see nothing impressive about him. He is no Sarah Palin.

38 posted on 06/20/2012 10:26:09 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: Sacajaweau

“Newt would be to Romney what Cheney was to Bush. I think it would work well.”

The problem is that Romney’s slash and burn campaign style precludes many from trusting Romney. Sarah Palin won’t even speak his name, even after the 4 years passing since Romney surrogates weilded their backstabbing knives. Romney is the antithesis of political trustworthyness.

Romney will be hard pressed to find any legitimate candidate running mate willing to submitt themselves to potential Romney’s treachery.

I don’t blame them considering Romney’s track record in this and other areas of import.

Newt and Romney???? Never happen. Take that to the bank.


39 posted on 06/20/2012 10:44:41 AM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Forty-Niner

I’m not so sure you can count Newt out. If offered I think he would accept. Why wouldn’t he? The question is, is Romney smart enough to offer it to him? I think the answer is maybe.


40 posted on 06/20/2012 12:42:33 PM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: GBA
Romney says he is vetting Rubio.

My question :Were Rubio's parents citizens of Cuba, when Rubio was born?

If the answer to my question is 'yes', and Romney chooses Rubio for his VP, I will not vote for the Republican ticket, and will urge the 20,000+ AIP members in Santa Clara County, California to not be a party to a willful violation of our Constitution.

41 posted on 06/20/2012 12:48:40 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: GBA
Romney says he is vetting Rubio.

My question :Were Rubio's parents citizens of Cuba, when Rubio was born?

If the answer to my question is 'yes', and Romney chooses Rubio for his VP, I will not vote for the Republican ticket, and will urge the 20,000+ AIP members in Santa Clara County, California to not be a party to a willful violation of our Constitution.

42 posted on 06/20/2012 12:49:41 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: Robert Drobot

Marco Rubio’s parents, Mario and Oriales Rubio, were both born in Cuba. Both obtained permanent legal residency in the United States. Marco was born May 28, 1971 in Miami, Flordida. His parents, however, did not become American citizens until Nov. 5, 1975.


43 posted on 06/20/2012 12:58:13 PM PDT by Godebert (NO PERSON EXCEPT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
If the GOP wants to hand the Kenyan the election, go ahead and pick Rubio as its VP.

I TRIPLE DOG DARE ROMNEY TO PICK RUBIO ASS HIS VP !!!

44 posted on 06/20/2012 1:00:21 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: varon

Two wrongs don’t make a right.


45 posted on 06/20/2012 1:04:00 PM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: Godebert
Thank you for your response. Please read Post #44. The GOP is, through Romney, headed for a presidential give-away - should he pick Rubio.

Was knocking off real choices to go up against the Kenyan the game plan from the get-go?????????????

46 posted on 06/20/2012 1:07:27 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: All
"....I TRIPLE DOG DARE ROMNEY TO PICK RUBIO ASS AS HIS VP !!!
47 posted on 06/20/2012 1:11:20 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: varon
"....precedent...."

Please tell me you're not a lawyer.

48 posted on 06/20/2012 1:15:20 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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To: wolfman23601
Other than being Cuban and having good hair, how is this man anymore qualified than Obama was in 2008?

He can speak to the pool boy without an interpreter.

The US Senate is a poor place to look for Presidents or VPs.

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.

49 posted on 06/20/2012 1:20:36 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Anna Wintour makes Teresa Heinz Kerry look like Dolly Parton.)
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To: samtheman

Your guess is as good as mine, however I seriously doubt that many of the former presidential candidates would want to hitch their wagon to Romney’s for many deep seated reasons. I suspect everyone will work to defeat Obama, but aactively and enthusiasticly support Romney, not so much.

Mitt made his bed and will now have to sleep in it.


50 posted on 06/20/2012 4:59:21 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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