Skip to comments.3 reasons Marco Rubio isn't going to be the GOP nominee in 2016
Posted on 02/11/2013 6:18:15 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Although he fills an obvious gap for his party, the odds are stacked against him
With Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) giving the Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address, many are asking if he's the answer to his party's electoral woes.
Time magazine even put him on the cover and asked if he's the Republican savior.
But there are three big reasons why it's unlikely the Florida senator is on a fast track to the presidency in 2016.
1. Republicans almost always pick the next guy in line.
Ever since the untested Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) lost in a historic landslide in 1964, the Republican Party has nearly always picked a nominee who has previously run for national office. The one exception is George W. Bush and he was the son of a former president.
2. Rubio would face a very tough field.
The 2012 Republican primaries included many candidates who had no shot at ever winning the nomination. The 2016 field is likely to be packed with plausible candidates. Seasoned politicians like Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Paul Ryan are already lined up and mulling possible bids....
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It will be the one that the MSM dictates
Not a natural born citizen per Article II of the Constitution.
One of those two would likely tease and sashay about and miss the deadline.
exactly. which is why rubio supported romney
and romney supported obama.
IT IS TIME TO ABIDE BY THE CONSTITUTION.
The biggest reason....the msmwhores have 3 years to destroy him
Plus doing nothing about the deficit, lack of strong support for the 2nd Amendment, etc.
Rubio is a very possible nominee. He’ll beat Christie as much more appealing to the base. The only possible contenders besides Rubio are: Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, Kasich (who’s blowing it right now with the Medicare implementation), or Jindal. Jeb Bush is a possibility, but I doubt Rubio and Bush would both get in the race. They go way back. If Jeb is running, Rubio would probably defer and endorse. I feel like Rubio would out do most of those guys as a much stronger and more dynamic person.
I can’t think of any other likely nominees, outside of that list. I like all of the above on the list (although do not want any more Bushes in the White House).
He’s a young guy. Could use a decade of seasoning.
Even RR wouldn’t have been a good President at 41.
That hasn’t mattered in years, if you catch my drift.
1. Mama Bush
2. Papa Bush
3. Brother Bush
Rubio’s pro-amnesty stance makes him the best D candidate.
He is dead to me.
If Papa Bush is alive by 2016, I’ll eat my hat.
I have a higher opinion of Paul than you do.
These people need to stick 2016 up their lofty butts.
And, we need to concentrate on winning CONSERVATIVE landslides in 2014.
If Rubio runs he has a very good chance at winning the nomination. There is going to be such enormous pressure on the party to do better with Hispanics that Marco starts out with a huge advantage. Unlike 2012, there will likely be a very serious, competitive field of GOP primary candidates (Rubio, Jindal, Christie, Ryan, etc). Like 2012, Sarah Palin will not be one of those candidates.
agreed, he;ll bring out millions of hispanics and the left will be all in a tizzy.
I’ll bide my time if I support him right now though
This statement has already been refuted... many times on FR.
Look at the author’s three reasons. Who, except Paul Ryan and Sarah Palin fits his first one?
So his parents were not Cuban nationals when he was born in Florida? Not that that matters anymore, except for Republicans.
I like Sarah Palin. I think she was railroaded by the despicable media. However, she has absolutely no chance of winning a national election. This election proved that a strong portion of this country gets their political news from the Daily Show, Colbert Report, SNL, etc. Sarah Palin will be forever associated with Tiny Fey’s characterization. I don’t agree with the characterization, but that’s just the state of the nation.
I’m not a fan of all of Marco’s policies. However, he’s excellent at articulating conservative principles and the American dream. I won’t have a problem with supporting him, although he’s not my first choice.
Much as I wish it weren’t true, the possibility of a GOPer being elected to the White House is essentially nil. This is a D+6 national electorate that will likely expand to D+8 by 2016. The GOP’s strength is in statehouses.
I’ll respect Mark Levin’s opinion regarding Rubio being eligible.
You honestly think half the ‘conservatives’, much less full boat Republicans care? Look at any Rubio thread on FR.
A good number of posters are falling over the guy and just ignoring his amnesty BS and having a conniption fit if anyone points out his gross failures in adherence to the party platform. It will be Rubio, Christie or Jeb Bush.
No it hasn't.
It may have been debated many time, like you just did, but I'd hardly call that refuted.
Besides, with a sign-up date only 4 months old, you couldn't have been a part of that "many times" debate unless you were here under a previous screen-name.
Neither Rubio nor “seasoned politicians like Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Paul Ryan” will ever be receiving my vote. If the GOPe rigs things so that a conservative can’t be the nominee, and they foist their RINOs upon us, I will be writing in Palin/West once again.
Rubio would be just as well to have RINO tattoed on his forehead.
I know nothing of Bush, other than he's unelectable due to his name.
Christie is a gun grabbing Democrat in all but name and I would never in my life vote for him (and I voted for Romney). Rubio isn't much better.
I'm left thinking Rand Paul is the best option we have. Or some Governor that the MSM has completely ignored.
Suffice it to say, the future of the Republic is not looking good.
That's fine. Levin just argued the meaning of the word "the" to the DC Circuit Court regarding recess appointments. Let me know when he takes up the NBC issue in the courts -- I have some Preamble questions for him.
Until then, it's another opinion, not a refutation.
You'd better believe that the Dems would notice this and make a fuss over it in the MSM. Even though they've said it's an outdated, obsolete, misinterpreted provision of the Constitution when Obama's natural born bona-fides were questioned, they would jump all over Rubio's or Jindal's. As we all should (but didn't for Obama).
I could care less about who they stick in as nominee unless it is a Sarah Palin or someone of that nature. Rubio should stay in the Senate and stay put. As for the rest of them, who cares. They will dangle Jeb Bush and all the Rino’s will jump. Heard a political figure today on radio from Florida, Lou Fry and he said they will put up Jeb and Rubio. Makes me want to puke quite frankly. Also answers the reason why I dropped out of the REC of my county. So over this crap.
Well, I’d reckon a good portion of the discussion regarding Rubio’s status has occurred since November.
It’s a non-issue. There’s not a court in the land that’s questioning Rubio’s status at a natural born citizen. It’s a non-sequitor used by Rubio detractors.
Who would you like to see run in 2016?
And it's been going on since 2008 regarding Bobby Jindal.
Mike Pence? Ted Cruz?
You missed. Jeb Bush. I’m already seeing the writing on the wall.
His logic stinks ... there’s no “next in line” available at this point. Odds are now in favor of Christie / Rubio ticket...Christie hugely popular (pun intended) and Rubio is in for seasoning...this is your new Republican Party, same as the old Republican Party...
Yes, and I’ve seen and heard these discussions before all over.
Regardless, there’s no way any court questions Rubio’s status as a natural born citizen. If he’s the candidate, he’s the candidate. Like I said, Rubio’s not my first choice. I completely disagree with his amnesty plan, and he’s been mightily silent on the 2nd Amendment.
Serious question that a lot of people really need to wrap their head around and ponder the relevance of...
Since when is being unelectable a hurdle to the GOP nomination?
There is only one reason! Dr. Ben Carson
When did Jeb Bush run for national office?
Those two are conservatives. I would gladly vote for either of them or both of them.
I’m curious: Has Rubio’s natural born status ever been before a court? If you have a reference, I’d love to see it.
I would want to know why the issue has arisen, if it has, since he has never run for President.
He isn’t a naturalized citizen. The Constitution only envisioned three types and one type are all deceased at this point.
No, but they wanted him last time. He has waited through two elections now. It’s his turn (in the elite minds)