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IS MARCO MAKING HIS MOVE?
Urgent Agenda ^ | March 16, 2011 | William Katz

Posted on 03/17/2011 4:57:40 AM PDT by SumProVita

"We've said here before that the Republican cast of presidential characters for 2012 isn't very exciting. The GOP, we've said, may have to reach down to the next generation to find a candidate who can wake things up, and we've suggested Marco Rubio, the new senator from Florida.

Now, Rubio may be making his move. From The Politico:

With a landmark spending debate engulfing Washington, the Florida Republican has, virtually overnight, launched the national profile the conservative movement has been clamoring for.

During his first national interview Monday, Rubio pounced on President Barack Obama — from the friendly confines of Laura Ingraham’s conservative radio show. He blasted a statement to the media, pledging to vote against the Republicans’ short-term spending resolution and calling it a “nickle-and-dime” approach. And he’s vowed to vote against everything that comes through the Senate unless it deals with addressing the $14 trillion debt crisis. ...snip... “Marco Rubio says, ‘What is this continuing resolution crap? I didn’t come in here to fund the government every two to three weeks, and $6 billion here and $6 billion there. What the hell is going on here?’”

(Excerpt) Read more at urgentagenda.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012gopprimary; election; fl; florida; presidency; rubio2012
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Rush Limbaugh wishes Rubio would run for president. I agree. Previously, I thought he should get more time in Congress under his belt....but these times are becoming far more desperate.

I could support Rubio with energy and enthusiasm.

1 posted on 03/17/2011 4:57:43 AM PDT by SumProVita
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To: SumProVita

If we supported Rubio, we would be advocating the same thing that we were lambasting Obama for 2 years ago. That is the experience factor. I like Marco Rubio, don’t get me wrong. But he simply does not have enough political/life experiences yet to become President IMO. He’s not even 40 years old yet and barely qualifies for the office!


2 posted on 03/17/2011 5:04:57 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SumProVita

Rubio is very clear that he’s NOT seeking higher office.

It would make him ineffective as a Senator, as his motives for any action or speech would be questioned or dismissed.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 5:05:15 AM PDT by G Larry
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To: SumProVita

....POLO!


4 posted on 03/17/2011 5:06:59 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: SumProVita

Long as Rubio doesn’t do an amnesty switcheroo, he’s good. I like him. And Palin, and Cain.


5 posted on 03/17/2011 5:08:02 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: SumProVita
I could support Rubio with energy and enthusiasm

I could as well but perhaps as VP not as President. If there's any question that experience should be a qualifier, we merely have to look at the present occupier of the WH floundering without a clue!

6 posted on 03/17/2011 5:08:34 AM PDT by StarFan
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To: SumProVita
I like Rubio. But.......is he a “Natural Born Citizen”?
7 posted on 03/17/2011 5:09:06 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: SumProVita
On Mark Levine's show yesterday he (Mark) asked Senator Rubio about a Presidential run in 2012. Senator Rubio flat out denied it, and laid out some good reasons for that. Mark even asked about accepting a VP slot. Again, Senator Rubio was emphatic and eloquent about why he wants to be a Senator first.

I haven't heard much from him, but what I have heard sounds great. If he is serious about finishing at least one term in the Senate fine. After 10 years in the Senate he could bow-out of the last two years of his second term as a Senator and run in 2020 after President Palin finishes out her second term. ;-) Hmm, he could probably toss his hat in the primary ring in 2016 just to keep President Palin honest, and get his name out there for 2020.

You know, 8 years of President Palin followed by 8 years of President Rubio...we might even be able to un-do the damage {expletive} hussein obama is doing in 4...

8 posted on 03/17/2011 5:09:53 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden
-"If we supported Rubio, we would be advocating the same thing that we were lambasting Obama for 2 years ago. That is the experience factor. I like Marco Rubio, don’t get me wrong. But he simply does not have enough political/life experiences yet to become President IMO. He’s not even 40 years old yet and barely qualifies for the office!"

The ship is burning, going down fast, no leaders around, and you're worried about what????

9 posted on 03/17/2011 5:10:59 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Show me what Obama brought that was new and there you will find things only radical and destructive.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I would put Rubio’s understanding of Marxism v freedom up against Obama’s ANY day. I also believe that Rubio is intelligent enough to choose a cabinet of advisers who KNOW how to get things done.

As for age...it’s a number. I’m betting that Rubio has more wisdom and common sense per year than Obama.


10 posted on 03/17/2011 5:11:04 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: mosaicwolf

rubio parents are cuban exiles. Rubio should come clear as to whether his parents became US citizens.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 5:11:54 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: SumProVita

Rubio is NOT running. He may be on Palin’s ticket though !


12 posted on 03/17/2011 5:12:40 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I went to a shooting-victims' memorial service and all I got was a lousy T-shirt !)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

We need ‘bigger than the media’ leadership right now. A giant personality in the Senate would be huge for our movement right now. We are not going to get it from the House leadership, it is becoming clear. Demint is another, but he does not have the potential star power that Rubio does.


13 posted on 03/17/2011 5:14:48 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: mosaicwolf

As I understand it, he was born in the U.S.


14 posted on 03/17/2011 5:15:23 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: StarFan

“If there’s any question that experience should be a qualifier, we merely have to look at the present occupier of the WH floundering without a clue!”

I used to think the same, but I have changed my mind and I think desperate times call for bolder options. I have listened carefully to Rubio....and he is NOTHING like Obama. If anything, he is the anti-Obama.


15 posted on 03/17/2011 5:18:59 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita
I could support Rubio with energy and enthusiasm.

DITTO !!

16 posted on 03/17/2011 5:20:43 AM PDT by Ouderkirk (Democrats...the party of Slavery, Segregation, Sodomy, and Sedition)
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To: ilgipper

“We need ‘bigger than the media’ leadership right now. A giant personality in the Senate would be huge for our movement right now. We are not going to get it from the House leadership, it is becoming clear.”

This is EXACTLY why I think Rubio would be good. I know he has stated that he’s not running.....but that may change.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 5:21:34 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

West & Rubio are both from Florida. If you choose Rubio, then you can’t have West.

Let’s give as much effort (or more) to finding good delegates to the national conventions - GOP & Dem.

Let the Delegates make the final decisions on nominees!

In the primary, I want to vote for delegate(s), not some candidate.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 5:23:19 AM PDT by Golden Gate
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To: G Larry
Rubio is very clear that he’s NOT seeking higher office. It would make him ineffective as a Senator, as his motives for any action or speech would be questioned or dismissed.

Absolutely. I think very highly of Rubio, even higher because he has firmly said that he is not a candidate for either President or Vice President {and I believe him}.

19 posted on 03/17/2011 5:24:17 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

Experience doesn’t necessarily need to be political. But in any case, he was previously the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives - no small feat. He has held political office more than a decade.


20 posted on 03/17/2011 5:25:09 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

I agree....and though I would normally agree with the standard wisdom regarding this....these times call for bolder actions. I am becoming more convinced of this.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 5:28:33 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

Rubio would be ideal as V.P. as he blows Joe (the drunk) Biden away.
His lack of experience is a handicap for the top position.


22 posted on 03/17/2011 5:29:27 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy, the man is too small.)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


23 posted on 03/17/2011 5:32:53 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: Joe Boucher

“His lack of experience is a handicap for the top position.”

I used to think so too.....but no longer.


24 posted on 03/17/2011 5:32:59 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

that is not the qualifier


25 posted on 03/17/2011 5:33:22 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SumProVita

“Born in the U.S.A...”

That’s nice. So was Gov. Bobby Jindal.

But Jindal’s parents were still citizens of India when he was born here. Were Marco Rubio’s parents U.S. citzens when he was born?

If not then he is no more eligible to be President than is the governor of Louisiana.

A natural born citizen is born here to citizen parents. Representatives and Senators only need be a citizen to serve in Congress - native born, citizen-by-statute, or naturalized. Only the President must be native born AND have both parents who are citizens.


26 posted on 03/17/2011 5:33:50 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: SumProVita
IS MARCO MAKING HIS MOVE?

Well....sticking with the semi-alliteration, I'd suppose I would be compelled to say:

MAYBE

27 posted on 03/17/2011 5:40:14 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: SumProVita; LibFreeUSA

I’m worried about the same things that got us into this mess in the first place. Inexperience. It’s not the best thing to have inexperience and conservative principles. They can make just as many mistakes. As for comparing Rubio to Obama, sure he’s better. But Obama should not be the measuring stick that we conservatives measure for Presidential timber. It should be Reagan.


28 posted on 03/17/2011 5:42:11 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: SatinDoll

This is something that should be fairly easy to find out. However, it is highly probable that his parents became US citizens, since special provisions eased the citizenship process for emigres from Cuba at that time in our history.


29 posted on 03/17/2011 5:42:25 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

“If we supported Rubio, we would be advocating the same thing that we were lambasting Obama for 2 years ago. That is the experience factor. I like Marco Rubio, don’t get me wrong. But he simply does not have enough political/life experiences yet to become President IMO. He’s not even 40 years old yet and barely qualifies for the office!”

I’d nominate my dog if he would run for president...as long as his head was straight when it came to the job.

You may have had a problem with Obama’s experience, I didn’t. He was Marxist from his college days (and probably before) - that is what bothered me. If he had another 10 years under his belt, he would just be more of a Marxist.

So have at it, Rubio!!!


30 posted on 03/17/2011 5:44:15 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: edpc

“Well....sticking with the semi-alliteration, I’d suppose I would be compelled to say:

MAYBE”

If so, it may be a mighty move. ;-)


31 posted on 03/17/2011 5:44:55 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: LibFreeUSA

“The ship is burning, going down fast, no leaders around, and you’re worried about what???? “

Agree, but some people, even if well-intention, simply CANNOT comprehend the mess we’re in. I’d be surprised if we even make it to 2012 before the dollar collapses. Rubio seems to understand that...I’m not sure too many other Republicans candidates (the ones that aren’t fruitcakes, that is) understand the situation.


32 posted on 03/17/2011 5:46:55 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: SumProVita

Marco Rubio would be unbeatable.


33 posted on 03/17/2011 5:49:29 AM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: BobL

Amen!! Obama’s Marxist ideology and his unprecedented support for abortion are what REALLY concerned me.

It’s also been proven that he doesn’t follow the advice of many of those *experts* available to him. Those he listens to are of the same radical bent as he is.

I KNOW Rubio would be totally different in this regard.


34 posted on 03/17/2011 5:50:17 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

.....I could support Rubio with energy and enthusiasm.....

He is as green as Obama

Give him some time to be tempered in the Washington furnace


35 posted on 03/17/2011 5:50:22 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: SumProVita
Rubio seems to be someone I'd vote for should he run for President...once he finishes his commitment to his Florida voters.

We have more than enough opportunists in government already. If I can't trust him to do what he said he do and represent his constituents for the length of his term, then how could I trust anything he says?

36 posted on 03/17/2011 5:50:40 AM PDT by GBA (Those who die with the most liberty...Win! Ever Vigilance: For the children.)
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To: bert

“He is as green as Obama”

Obama and Rubio are like night and day!


37 posted on 03/17/2011 5:51:42 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SumProVita

One of Obummers problem has been his total lack of experience as an executive.
Course another is that he is an American hating marxist.


38 posted on 03/17/2011 5:53:43 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy, the man is too small.)
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To: SatinDoll
A natural born citizen is born here to citizen parents.

Then John McCain was ineligible to be president because he was born at the Coco Solo Naval Air Station in the Panama Canal Zone.

The rub with Obama is not so much that his father was a citizen of Kenya, but that Obama may have been born IN Kenya, not in HI.

All but the most avid conspiracy birthers would slink away if it could be proven beyond a doubt that Obama was born in HI.

Without a doubt, Rubio was born on U.S. soil. There should be no question he OR Jindal is eligible to be President. They are.

39 posted on 03/17/2011 5:54:25 AM PDT by randita
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To: SumProVita

Exactly, it’s not even close.

...but I also suspect that there are people in our party that are worried about Rubio - especially if he is the only one making sense.


40 posted on 03/17/2011 5:55:45 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: SumProVita
I think it's too soon. He would have even less experience at the national level than Obama did, and I guarantee that the press will not give him a pass the way they did for Obama.

However, if he does end up on the ticket, I would eagerly vote for him.

41 posted on 03/17/2011 5:57:04 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: randita

Er....McCain is NOT ineligible. That was a U.S. military duty base location.


42 posted on 03/17/2011 5:57:40 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Johnny B.

“However, if he does end up on the ticket, I would eagerly vote for him.”

THAT is the position I’m taking. ;-)))


43 posted on 03/17/2011 5:58:47 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Hatteras

LOL!


44 posted on 03/17/2011 6:01:14 AM PDT by Ben Chad
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To: SumProVita
Er....McCain is NOT ineligible. That was a U.S. military duty base location.
I recall reading a story that he was not born on base, but in a civilian hospital in Panama. I don't know if that's true, or how it would impact his eligibility.

I sure wish the writers of the Constitution had taken an extra minute and actually define the term "natural born citizen"!

45 posted on 03/17/2011 6:03:29 AM PDT by Johnny B.
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To: SumProVita

Rubio said very unequivocally on Hannity’s radio show yesterday, he won’t run for President.


46 posted on 03/17/2011 6:03:44 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Not one drop of American blood for muslims in Libya or anywhere else!!!!)
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To: randita

Jindal is not eligible to be President as he is not a natural born citizen. He was born four months after his folks moved to the U.S.A. They were still citizens of India.

We have a Constitution and we either follow the law or rip it up.

Too many people flaunt laws that they find inconvenient - the Democrats saw Obama as a terrific opportunity to control the whole government. They know he isn’t eligible. Governor Richardson of New Mexico even said in a speech, in Spanish, that Obama is an illegal alien.

Republicans look good telling the truth. I prefer the rule of law, thank you very much.


47 posted on 03/17/2011 6:05:38 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: randita

Yes, neither John S. McCain nor Barack Obama are eligible to be President. And both accepted large sums of money from George Soros.


48 posted on 03/17/2011 6:11:05 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Johnny B.

Citizens engaged in military duty have traditionally been considered ELIGIBLE. Period. It makes NO difference whether he was born on base or in another hospital in Panama. It was the duty position of his parents. As a military wife, I assure you this is true... although you can get the same assurance from *official* sources if necessary.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 6:11:14 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: SatinDoll

I would not want McCain as president but he is most definitely eligible.


50 posted on 03/17/2011 6:13:03 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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