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?