Skip to comments.Vanity: GOP Needs Rubio on the Ticket in '12. Is He Eligible?
Posted on 06/29/2011 3:37:49 AM PDT by no dems
The GOP needs Marco Rubio on the Ticket in 2012 as VP. If we do not carry Florida and if we do not take some of the Hispanic vote away from Obama nation-wide, he might very well be reelected. We need enough votes to prevent the Chicago Thug-style Politics from stealing the Election. Don't think it can't happen. Remember how the Kennedys stole the 1960 Election from Nixon.
The Question then arises: IS MARCO RUBIO CONSTITUTIONALLY ELIGIBLE? The answer is emphatically YES! So is Bobby Jindal. There are many authorities I could cite but I'll use one to conserve space and prevent boring you.
In "A view of the Constitution of the United States of America" By William Rawle (Page 80) it states: .every person born within the United States, its territories or districts, whether the parents are citizens or aliens, is a natural born citizen in the sense of The Constitution, and entitled to all the rights and privileges appertaining to that capacity .
Marco Rubio was born in Miami, FL; Bobby Jindal was born in Baton Rouge, LA. The issue is closed.
Rubio won’t be on the ticket. Listen to him.
Rubio has made it VERY clear that he will not be on the ticket. I believe him.
We don’t need Rubio on the ticket in 2012.
The guy has all of five months of political experience outside of the FL house of representatives—whether or not he’s a natural born citizen.
Do you want us to be even worse affirmative action promoters than the Democrats were with Obama?
I love Marco as well as Christy....
By November 2012, he will have 22 Months in the U.S. Senate. Let’s see, that’s 22 Months more than Herman Cain will have. Affirmative Action has nothing to do with it; it’s called “politics”. We can keep putting crusty, old, white men on the ticket (like McCain and Dole) and keep getting our butts handed to us every 4 years. Wake up and smell the coffee; the 2012 Election will NOT be determined by the Independents. It will be determined by the Hispanic vote. It was the Hispanic vote that put Harry Reid back in the Senate for 6 more years.
BTW, WHO IS YOUR CHOICE FOR VP?
Thanks no dems.
Milt Romney is not eligible.
THAT is why the DNC wants HIM.
Why will the election be determined by the 7% Hispanic vote and not the other 93% of the electorate?
Palin, who would be the candidate with the best chance to win, is herself youngish and will do just fine with a white guy on her ticket if that’s who she chooses.
Oh, and BTW, Cain’s not going to be anyone’s VP either.
And because some clown wrote his opinion in a book this is suppose to mean J.S. to me????
Do I need a sarcasm tag?
Look, most elections today are decided with 60% voter participation. Why? Because a significant number of Americans think their vote doesn't really matter... choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. You want to win? Put up a strong conservative America's heartland can vote FOR... don't pander to MSM stereotypes or moderate the message for the mushy middle and hope the opponent is bad enough to be voted against.
Then, get off your a** and check it out for yourself NurdlyPeon.
“In “A view of the Constitution of the United States of America” By William Rawle (Page 80) it states:
.every person.........The issue is closed.
And because some clown wrote his opinion in a book this is suppose to mean J.S. to me????”
This has caused me to do a “little” bit of thinking:), I assume that any candidate for President or vice president would be vetted by congress and the press (with the exception of Obama)to confirm eligibility. But, third in line is speaker of the house and there is not a birth requirement to be a member of the house, or speaker for that matter. So, if we should ever have to go to the third in line and that person should happen to not be a native born citizen, then would we just skip to the fourth in line, etc, etc? Maybe The Speaker should have to meet presidental requirements concerning birth?
See my Post #14.
No... we know who we need and SHE will choose her own running mate.
Well, let me say this, at the risk of boring you even more:
If the GOP does not carry Florida, we will not occupy the White House in January 2013. Marco Rubio would guarantee that we carry Florida.
Please see my Post #19.
No he won’t and he is too smart to try-—he knows he is not the child of two citizen parents and wouldn’t want to stir up another Obama-like eligibility controversy.
Beyond that, Cuba claims him as a dual citizen-—another complication.
Marco is doing a good job as a senator and he is wise enough to know that he should stay there.
I was one of the first people in Tampa to endorse Marco over Suntan Charlie, I’ve been following him for years, and I know what a good American and constitutionalist he is.
What part of “no” isn`t being understood? Rubio has repeatedly said he`s not running for POTUS in 2012.
You bring up valid points, but his answer up until now is still “no.” Pursuing this is pointless.
No thank you. We will carry Florida.
Clearly, pandering is the answer.
He is too young. He needs to be seasoned.
Let him raise hell on the floor of the Senate for a few years and toughen up in the skirmish line. Let him gain strength and allies and contributors.
His day will come, but not in ‘12
Rubio gets it when it comes to government getting out of the way. He has some good ideas on the economy. A Perry/Rubio ticket would slay the dragon once and for all. With Palin as energy secretary we’ll be drill baby drilling in no time.
Those who believe he is, erroneously assume that “Hispanics” are a monolithic voting bloc; this is simply not the case.
A Cuban, a Mexican and an Argentine are about as similar as an Irishman, an Englishman and a Scotsman -not a whole lot.
With the exception of Cubans and some Nicaraguans (who fled the Sandinistas) Hispanics tend to overwhelmingly vote Dem.
I don't see Mexicans, Puerto Ricans or any other large non-Cuban Hispanic bloc voting for a Miami Cuban, simply because he is not perceived as one of “them”.
If the two American parent rule doesn’t apply to obama than it shouldn’t apply to Rubio. Let the rats bring it on. If they fight it then obama is immediately proven to have been ineligible.
Wrong. Natural Born requires both parents to be citizens and birth to be under the jurisdiction of the US.
Rubio’s parents were not both US citizens at the time of his birth.
Jindal’s parents were both citizens of India at the time of his birth.
I like both Rubio and Jindal, but neither are eligible to be POTUS due to requirements of the Constitution.
Do you have a source for that?
Rubio is ineligible.
Two wrongs have never made a right and I’m thankful that Rubio realizes that and is staying out of the fray.
Crusty old white men like Ronald Reagan? That would work for me.
John Hoeven will be the VP nominee in my opinion. The lynchpin in this election is not Florida, but the upper Midwest, specifically Minnesota.
John Hoeven will be very helpful in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.
WE DO NOT NEED ANOTHER INEXPERIENCED CHILD
I am a 100% Rubio supporter - but let the poor kid grow up first before we condemn him to office
Fl is GOP in 2012 no matter who wins the nomination. It is wrapped up.
Vattel's qualifications for a magical third form of citizenship has never been put into the Constitution or the Federal Code, and has been shot down by the Supreme Court on numerous occassions.
There are two, and only two, forms of citizenship in the United States. One that is established at birth, and one that is established through the naturalization process.
Would you like to see that from a Supreme Court decision?
The GOP will win FL in 2012 without Rubio on the ticket. The GOP will take a higher percentage of the Hispanic vote 2012 than in 2008 even without Rubio on the thicket.
Rubio would meke an excellent VP candidate, but apparently he rightly does not want to bail on his first Senate term after 2 years. Be happy for that as we need solid Senators too.
Count me in. I think I am qualified: Parents both American Citizens at time of birth but here is the catch: I was not born in the United States, born Camp Casey, Korea - United States Army Hospital.
Nothing in this life is guaranteed but some things are more probable than others. We will find out soon enough. I can tell you this... bachmann is not the answer and neither is romney. Why don't you go over to E-Trade and bet your money... my money is going to try and help save America... and of course my support for FR with my $$$. While I like you and respect you... you are far down the list of importance at this time.
Marco Rubio would guarantee that we carry Florida.
There are no guarantees in politics.
kinda begs the question of... Why did the FOUNDING FATHERS have to EXEMPT themselves??... from the NBC Requirement.
>he 2012 Election will NOT be determined by the Independents. It will be determined by the Hispanic vote.
LOL No, it will not. That like saying it will be decided by the black vote or the homo vote or any other vote that makes up the mismash of identity politics in America.
It will be decided by the vast number of crusty old white folks - as you so artfully put it - that vote democrat.
>Now, what were you saying?
That GOP voters did not come out in great numbers to vote for McCain you blind donkey - put up a strong conservative and watch the numbers fly
LLS is correct - We are taking Florida big & nothing that you have posted is going to change that. - save your money son
Is he eligible? Yes.
With a Perry-Rubio ticket we’ll have full amnesty and the GOP will never win another election.