Skip to comments.Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.
Posted on 02/12/2014 7:52:24 AM PST by Din Maker
Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is garnering support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors for a 2016 presidential run, according to The Hill. Those backing Rubio are antagonistic toward the tea party and see him as an alternative to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who faced new allegations over the weekend that allegedly implicate him in the "Bridge-gate" lane-closing scandal.
The senator's presidential stock has fluctuated. A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as "The Republican Savior" only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address. Rubio also antagonized conservatives by supporting Senate immigration reform legislation, according to the Post.
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All the proof we need that Rubio is a phony.
“A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as “The Republican Savior” only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address.”
Reality check: He crashed and burned by supporting amnesty, making his switch from tea-partier to Crist-ian, Christie-ian dhimmi for Obama.
Well the democrats first choice for the GOP was Christie, but they destroyed him too early
After entering the Senate as a Tea Party favorite, Marco bought the favor of the GOPe by going full blast towards amnesty. The GOPe may be willing to overlook his Tea Party past but I'm not willing to overlook his amnesty present.
Cause for great concern IMHO.
What the GOPe “needs” is a leader that they can control from the sidelines.
If the preferred “GOP Establishment” candidate is nominated I’ll be voting 3rd party.
Millions like me will do the same.
This is how political parties die.
Isn’t it time for one of those posts with the Photo...
Oh no, not this shit again?
Right there with you.
It’s aready dead. They just haven’t realized that movement is not the host. It’s the millions of maggots feeding on the body.
Rubio will never get that Gang of 8 stench off his shoes. He really stepped in it by hanging around them.
Notice how he was the poster boy for the Senate amnesty bill, until the votes were cast. As soon as the voting was over, the ‘new’ faces of the amnesty bill were Shumer and McCain making the rounds to the newstalk programs.
Rubio was had.
More recently, the old faces have been pushing Ryan to the forefront on amnesty.
Good luck wit dat, Grand Old Pussies.
The GOP Establishment endorsement should be viewed as an endorsement from the Lame Stream Media and/or the dnc. IOW, a KISS OF DEATH.
Mexicans hate Cubans, like Rubio.
Stupid GOPe probably thinks all Hispanics are alike.
Absolutely, spot on.
They keep cycling around with the same phonies. Christie. Bush. Rubio.
Time for a new party.
Just saying. Tea Party.
(I know, it’s not time to bail yet. But just saying, maybe it’s time to bail.)
Already, we have seen in recent weeks that ...
Romney is the new frontrunner,
Huckabee is the new frontrunner,
Christie is the new frontrunner,
Rubio is the new frontrunner,
JBush is the new frontrunner, etc.
Whoever has a preference is writing articles about their preference.
These frontrunner claims are nothing more than early propaganda.
Want a frontrunner? Commission a poll, have it written in a way that gives your preference the edge, and publish the results as your preference being the new frontrunner. If the polling, however, goes a different direction, just dump it in the trash or, if it is an online poll, claim that the site was hacked and that caused the results to be skewed.
Oh come on....Rubio, Jeb Bush, Christie, I mean...what a great line up for POTUS. Maybe they could resurrect Bob Dole, McCain, wouldn’t that be exciting?
I’d have never thought 3 years ago that Rubio would be the GOP Establishment’s choice. I must say, I’m disappointed.
I see this as a positive...Rubio is more consevrative than Christie, Romney or McCain...I like Paul,Cruz, and Gov. Walker better (Walker would be my choice right now)...but Rubio isn’t nearly as bad as some of the names being floated...or tried in years past.
Yes, he is a problem on immigration...but as to Health Care, Taxes, abortion, and entitlement reform...much much better...
The poster boy for cheap jobs for the friends of the GOP establishment.
I will not forget how this guy lied and played us for rubes.
Nobody knows the real Rubio.
Rubio as the 2016 GOP nominee. Yeh that’ll happen. Not.
I agree with your Post #22.
Q. Any of them care to state why he wants to be President and what he would do?
Screw stealth candidates.
I see this as a positive...Rubio is more consevrative...
Nobody knows the real Rubio.
True...but nobody knows any politician...
The key is to stay in their faces...think Harriet Myers and Sam Alito...point is — with Bush we had a chance to get Alito...with a Democrat, there will never be a chance....
With Bush we got Traitor Roberts.
They need to stop sweating 2016 and concentrate on 2014 and other midterms.
Nah they don't - they know we are.
They need to stop sweating 2016 and concentrate on 2014 and other midterms
Sadly, the GOPe were whipped by obama have mentally checked out until 2016. They have no interest in being an enagaged opposition party with the kenyan in the WH.
With Bush we got Traitor Roberts.
We sure did...but poitn being, we also got Alito...
With Obama, Hillary or somoe other dem, whatt are he chances we get Roberts and Alito or Ginsburg and Sotomayor?
Obama is seeding the federal district courts and appeallate courts with serious liberals...Bush didn’t do that...This is rarely talked about but hugely important...we have to have a Republican in 2016 for many reasons...
Rubio and Ryan, giving voice to those lie-filled, Zuckerberg-financed, pro-amnesty commercials...
I have nothing but utter CONTEMPT for those two. Never under any circumstances will either ever get my vote.
As a Floridian I voted for the s.o.b.
Had me fooled.
His folks all came here legally, you’d think they’d disapprove of those doing so not quite legally.
I will not be fooled by this clown again.
Another Gringo de Mexico.
Other than that, he’s pretty good, but he won’t be getting my primary vote.
When the LSM gets to Cruz, they will stop laughing. The back benchers act like ‘Rats and will be tossed. Too much Potomac fever in the LSM.
Don’t be Eagle.
Rubio is candidate most dems would like to see nominated cause they think he is easily beatable.
I will not vote for him as a real conservative. Many others will not either.
He sold out REAL fast. Allen West needs to primary his ass in 2016.
“...Rubio is candidate most dems would like to see nominated cause they think he is easily beatable.”
I would agree. We need to avoid another McCain/Romney scenario that just loses elections. Most people don’t think about it — these two RINOs (liberals really) still lost elections while Reagan (our last real conservative) won big. We even won twice with a “compassionate-conservative” who did little with two terms and a Congress majority.
I just hope we don’t have another lesser of two evils choice situation but it is looking that way.
Rubio = amnesty
Rubio recently began pushing ideas to reform higher education. Maybe such ideas are needed, but coming from him it mostly seems like another effort to distance himself from his alliance with Schumer and other Dims on amnesty for illegal aliens.
Yes and if he changes his amnesty position, I’m still not voting for him.
Oh, the "he is not the perfect candidate so I can't vote for him" reasoning?
Phooey. You probably wouldn't have voted for Reagan.
You're either a short-sighted idiot or a troll. Which is it?
Actually, I did vote for Reagan. As long as the GOPe can count on conservative votes in the general election, they’ll be destroying the conservative candidates in the primaries. Voting for the left wing GOP candidate is the short sighted position. Is that you, Karl?
By the way, the whole “Reagan couldn’t get elected in today’s GOP” argument is a line used by the establishment left who fought against Reagan. It’s untrue and the liars know it. You need to hang out with a better crowd.
I’ve grown up and am a big boy now and do not need the GOP to tell me how to think or vote.
I will NOT again be snookered in to voting for the lesser of two bad choices.
REAL conservative or go fish.
should read beltway Republican fundraisers