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Sen. Marco Rubio: Yes, Iím Ready to be President
ABC News ^ | May 11, 2014 | Benjamin Bell

Posted on 05/11/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

He’s a 42-year-old freshman senator, but when asked by Jonathan Karl on “This Week” if he’s ready to be president, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida answered without hesitation.

“I do … but I think that’s true for multiple other people that would want to run … I mean, I’ll be 43 this month, but the other thing that perhaps people don’t realize, I’ve served now in public office for the better part of 14 years,” said Rubio. “Most importantly, I think a president has to have a clear vision of where the country needs to go and clear ideas about how to get it there and I think we’re very blessed in our party to have a number of people that fit that criteria.”

When asked if he was qualified to run, Rubio reiterated that the Republican Party has several qualified candidates.

“The question is what — who’s vision is the one that our party wants to follow?” he said.

Rubio – who spoke to Karl on Friday in New Hampshire — said that if he decides to seek the presidency, he would not simultaneously seek re-election as a senator for the Sunshine State.

“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.”(continued)

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TOPICS: Florida; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: 113th; 2016; 2016gopprimary; amnesty; deport; deportmarcorubio; deportrubio; florida; marcorubio; massamnesty; mexico; rubio; rubio2016; rubio4mexico
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Cuba already has a president, I believe.
1 posted on 05/11/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks.


2 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:00 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uhhh, no. We don’t need the floodgates of illiterate anti-Christian illegal aliens flooding our shores.


3 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:05 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You comment is far too harsh, but we don’t need a president who wants to be loved by the GOPe. I’ll take the other “Cuban”, Cruz or even Perry


4 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey Marco, I’m sure Juan “Amnesty” MeCain will give you his full endorsement!


5 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:51 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry Charlie.


6 posted on 05/11/2014 6:29:56 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody’s asking.


7 posted on 05/11/2014 6:31:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: hal ogen

Wow. Did he suddenly turn into Governor Walker? Sheesh I don’t think he should even mutter the words “President”.


8 posted on 05/11/2014 6:35:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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"President of what?"

9 posted on 05/11/2014 6:36:35 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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Both Senator Rubio’s mother and father were Cuban citizens when he was born, they did not become naturalized American citizens until several years later. He was born in 1971, they became citizens in 1975.


10 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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Suck it Rubio!


11 posted on 05/11/2014 6:38:54 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought you were commenting on his fling with amnesty...


12 posted on 05/11/2014 6:39:28 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

...zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz....


13 posted on 05/11/2014 6:41:38 AM PDT by onedoug
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Cruz!


14 posted on 05/11/2014 6:42:14 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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“I believe that if you want to be president of the United States, you run for president,” he said. “You don’t run for president with some eject button in the cockpit that allows you to go on an exit ramp if it doesn’t work out.”

Rubio has got this part of the equation right at least, now lets see if he lives up to his own rhetoric.

15 posted on 05/11/2014 6:43:00 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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I think not, Rubio.


16 posted on 05/11/2014 6:45:16 AM PDT by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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Zero chance and ... go away.


17 posted on 05/11/2014 6:45:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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Rubio is almost a perfect candidate for us.

HOWEVER, there is one issue on which there can be NO compromise: Immigration. To allow any type of amnesty bill to become law would be the last nail in the coffin of the United States. We can recover from a lot of things, but not from that.
18 posted on 05/11/2014 6:46:04 AM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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Sorry, Marco. You still have the stench from the Gang of 8 crapola.

You may think you are ready, but as easily as McCain and Schumer manipulated you, you are far from ready.


19 posted on 05/11/2014 6:48:47 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Maybe Marco can go courting for Charlie’s support after Charlie returns to Tallahassee in January 2015.


20 posted on 05/11/2014 6:50:23 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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