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Marco Rubio speaks in Key Largo
Live on the scene report ^ | 9/29/11 | rodguy911

Posted on 08/29/2011 6:07:11 PM PDT by rodguy911

Three hours ago over 200 eager supporters where at the Marriot Hotel in Key Largo to great America's great conservative hope Marco Rubio. Entering the doorway first of the panoramic third floor of the Marriot overlooking Fla. Bay with a huge thunderstorm in process was our House of Rep. lady Ileana ros Lehtinen. She stood in the doorway and posed for photos. I got to greet her as she entered and soon sheer pandemoneum erupted as Sen. Marco Rubio entered the doorway. Before he could get into the room he met and greeted dozens of well wishers, posed for photos and generally exuded so much charisma it literally filled the Room. As he entered the room he was approached by well wishers, fans,constituents former politicians and present, and posed for photos with everyone. My turn came up and I told him that he has an army of Freepers on FreeRepublic just waiting to support him and that he is a rock star with endless support on the worldwide web. He thanked me but said he wasn't quite that great. I said he was.


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Later as we ate dinner at the biggest fund raiser ever for the Fla. Keys REC-- Republican Executive Committee with over 220 in attendance Ileana ros Lehtinen our House Rep.introduced Marco who got his start as an unpaid volunteer in her office in the early 90's, had to be a moment for her as well. She received a standing O and as she brought Marco to the stage the room erupted in thunderous applause,with every one standing of course, for several minutes. He was more than surprised and after calming everyone down proceeded to give us 15 or 20 minutes of one of the greatest speeches I will ever hear in person from a future President of the United States. He told of the country that he considers to be the greatest in the world,the USA, but has overspent to the point where its unsustainable. He said that those of us who are already on SS should not have to endure any change but people of his age, early 40's and younger will see a different retirement system. His focus was on the greatness of the country but the need to cut way back on spending or pay a horrific price. It was classic Rubio and the audience was literally spellbound. I will never forget the evening and am glad to share it with other freepers.
1 posted on 08/29/2011 6:07:14 PM PDT by rodguy911
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To: rodguy911

Thanks for sharing. He IS the greatest!


2 posted on 08/29/2011 6:11:06 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: rodguy911

3 posted on 08/29/2011 6:11:18 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: The Bronze Titan

Palin/Rubio I like it!


4 posted on 08/29/2011 6:12:34 PM PDT by VastRWCon (The Middle Class is the Tea Party)
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To: cricket

You haveno idea!!The guy is soooo charismatic,meeting him shaking his hand and getting photographed with him was unreal!!I told him just hom much we support him here and on the net. He seemed almost a bit embarassed.


5 posted on 08/29/2011 6:14:27 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: VastRWCon

Most there were of the opinion that he may not run this time as a VP but wait down the road for the potus.But you know how things go anything is possible.
What impressed me is the guy is real, down to earth he’s the real thing no addons or putons he is real.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 6:16:40 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

Great report! So glad you got to see him in person. If you spot a video of the speech online...please post it.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 6:18:01 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: rodguy911

He will be president one day - no doubt about it, but will not run for VP, nor should he.


8 posted on 08/29/2011 6:22:02 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: rodguy911

I am suitably envious!!!!!


9 posted on 08/29/2011 6:22:49 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (where is the Great Santini when we need him??)
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To: penelopesire; Morgan in Denver; bray; MNJohnnie
THanks Pen! He apologized for not being able to spend a lot of time with us tonight said he had obligations in miami and said he had mentioned a lot of what he was saying tonight at the Reagan Library in Calif.

One of our guys thanked him for catching Mrs.Reagan and the room erupted again.

We also mentioned that he would be president and once again the room erupted.

10 posted on 08/29/2011 6:22:59 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911; Hotlanta Mike; Silentgypsy; repubmom; HANG THE EXPENSE; Nepeta; Bikkuri; Plummz; ...
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Marco Rubio speaks in Key Largo

Live on the scene report ^ | 9/29/11 | rodguy911

. . . . as reported by rodguy911.

Questions are welcome.

11 posted on 08/29/2011 6:23:44 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: rodguy911

I love Rubio. I wish he would run for President.


12 posted on 08/29/2011 6:26:41 PM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
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To: expat1000; All
That's about the way it was shaking out. But politics are strange and if the top of the ticket looks weak and rino like a Romney its gonna take a Palin or Rubio or Paul Ryan to get our excitement up, let's face it.

Some cool think stuff we do here was in his speech.

We can take credit for simplifying how much money is spent by govt every month.

Marco stated that we take in 180 billion a month spend 300 and have monthly deficits of 120. Pretty sure that comes from us. I know I have said it and am sure others her have as well.

Never think we don't have input all the way to the top cause we do.

13 posted on 08/29/2011 6:29:54 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

I’ll tell ya it was a night I shall never forget. It was like seeing history in the making.


14 posted on 08/29/2011 6:30:51 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: LucyT

Thanks LucyT! I will have the photos put on a CD tomorrow and post them tomorrow some time. wish you were there.


15 posted on 08/29/2011 6:32:26 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

How awesome for you to hear this man in person. I was lucky enough to have him attend our little Rep club (50 or so at the time) very early in his bid for the US senate. You would think that he would be unpolished at that early stage. But he really wasn’t because he speaks about things that are important to him and from his heart. Marco is a rare gem and I will treasure the photo I have of him with me and our little group forever.


16 posted on 08/29/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT by lovesdogs
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To: VastRWCon

Like The Messiah, he was not born of two U.S. Citizen parents, I thought. How will this get him legitimately to the VP slot, if the POTUS has to be a “natural born citizen”, doesn’t the first-in-line of succession ALSO have to meet the Presidential Qualifications?


17 posted on 08/29/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: sweetiepiezer
Its just guessing now but doubtful he will run this time around. Zero pretty much ruined it for newcomers to the Senate, especially. He could windup as VP but its probably a long shot as well.

If we get in in 2012, and we will really have to screw up badly not to, he may run in 8 years.

18 posted on 08/29/2011 6:34:54 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: expat1000
He will be president one day - no doubt about it, but will not run for VP, nor should he.

He's not going to get executive leadership in the senate. If he wants to be President, he needs to first serve as governor --or accept the VP nod he will surely be offered.

He's going to be Perry's pick and Marco Rubio be the next Vice President of the United States. In 8 years he'll still be under 50 and have the executive experience he needs to run for President.

19 posted on 08/29/2011 6:37:14 PM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: traditional1
How will this get him legitimately to the VP slot, if the POTUS has to be a “natural born citizen”, doesn’t the first-in-line of succession ALSO have to meet the Presidential Qualifications?

Because the birther "requirement" of two citizen parents is a load of bunk. That's how.

20 posted on 08/29/2011 6:38:38 PM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: VastRWCon

I sincerely feel that if Palin were to run and win the nomination, Rubio would be in the top 3 of possible names. You get FL, Hispanics, full conservative, and an absolutely EXCELLENT (if not THE BEST) and MOST ELOQUENT speaker (without a teleprompter).


21 posted on 08/29/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: lovesdogs
I know exactly how you feel! I will as well.

He was in the Fla Senate for years.He ran it for a while and was a true rock star.even there there was never any question that he was headed for the top. While there he learned a lot about legislating.

The bottom line with Marco is reality,charisma,believability,sincerity,--he's just the genuine article.His ideas for the future of the country are clear concise,not all tangled up in legal ease or political bs but all straight forward just what people are looking for,straight talk.

22 posted on 08/29/2011 6:39:36 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Gena Bukin

He was born here in the USA, he is a ‘natural’ citizen. Period!


23 posted on 08/29/2011 6:43:05 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Gena Bukin
""requirement" of two citizen parents is a load of bunk"

Oh; my bad.

That pesky U.S. Constitution and it's clear intent are bunk; I should have known better.

(Break your med's in half next time)

Get a grip, Newbie.

24 posted on 08/29/2011 6:45:11 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: traditional1
Here is the problem with the NBC rule that states that both parents must be born in the US.

We now have a potus that does not qualify and yet was certified anyway.

IMHO,at the very least this sets a precedent for future candidates that cannot be changed,overruled or even challenged.

I blame zeros candidacy and presidency on the gutless Supreme Court who ruled by not ruling. They turned down case after case that would have looked into zeros legitimacy as a candidate.

So now that its our turn to run a candidate that does not have parents who were born here what will they do? Its already been done IMHO,Nothing!

If they are willing to overlook zero as not being an NBC how can they legally come down on Marco?

25 posted on 08/29/2011 6:46:18 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: The Bronze Titan
"He was born here in the USA, he is a ‘natural’ citizen. Period"

Oh; like every "anchor baby" then would fit the stated Criteria, in your estimation?

Sure.....

26 posted on 08/29/2011 6:47:22 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Gena Bukin

We have a state rep. down here and he said the same thing that if Marco runs for Governor after his term as Senator the Presidency will be a much easier trip.


27 posted on 08/29/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Gena Bukin

You may have a point. I don’t know if the NBC section that requires both parents to have been born here as well has ever been tested by the Supremes. It probably should be.


28 posted on 08/29/2011 6:50:38 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911
"If they are willing to overlook zero as not being an NBC how can they legally come down on Marco?"

Do your really think the State-Run-Media, and the ACLU would not CHALLENGE the Candidacy of a Conservative who was not born of two U.S. Citizen parents, and take it through a Liberal location Court chain to have him ruled ineligible?

Make no mistake, if a Conservative was headed for POTUS or even VPOTUS, you can bet the farm the Courts would hear the cases and not use "Standing" as an excuse in that case.

Follow the money.....

29 posted on 08/29/2011 6:50:54 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: The Bronze Titan

One of the problems our state rep brought up is that he would be leaving his term as Senator early leaving the same bad taste in voters minds that Palin supposedly did(which I don’t buy)but many think its too early for him to run as VP. I guess we shall see.


30 posted on 08/29/2011 6:53:24 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Gena Bukin
Here is the U.S. Constitution. Parents have nothing to do with this...

Section 1 of Article Two of the United States Constitution sets forth the eligibility requirements for serving as president of the United States:

No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.

The Twelfth Amendment states:

"No person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States."

The Fourteenth Amendment does not use the phrase natural-born citizen. It does provide that:

"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."

31 posted on 08/29/2011 6:55:47 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: rodguy911

Since OJ likely got away with murder, should we not prosecute others who committ murder? Your arguement is ridiculous. Just because the left and the press ignore the constitutional requirement doesn’t mean the requirement is waived in the future. I love Rubio, but until we get a court opinion delineating the meaning of natural born vs native born those of us who choose to uphold the constitution should not be too thrilled about a Rubio candidacy.


32 posted on 08/29/2011 6:56:43 PM PDT by Froggie (uires)
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To: rodguy911
Let's hope that Rubio displays the integrity to explain to the confused what every Senator in March of 2008 acknowledged when they all signed Senate Resolution 511, all agreeing with Judge Michael Chertoff when he said:

“My assumption and my understanding is that if you are born of American parents, you are naturally a natural-born American citizen,” Chertoff replied. “That is mine, too,” said Leahy.”

Rubio can be Secretary of Labor or, if we don't eliminate it as we should, HUD Secretary. A dozen supreme court cases used, and Minor v. Hapersett established as legal precedence the definition of what our framers all understood. In the words of Chief Justice Morrison Waite:

“The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”

Minor v. Happersett dealt with alleged privileges conferred by the 14th Amendment. Waite therefore built his decision upon the only “undoubted” class of citizen mentioned in the Constitution before the 14th Amendment, which never mentioned the sex, or enhanced the privileges of citizens. For that he needed to affirm the common law definition of a natural born citizen of which Mrs. Minor was a member. That established precedence, as Obama’s close associates knew well enough to cause them, in October of 2008, to remove references to Minor v. Happersett in citations in other Supreme Court cases from Obama supporter and Harvard classmate's site, justia.com. (Thanks again Leo Donofrio).

To any who doubt, do take the time to read the case. It is a fine example of clarity, even with a few obvious errors that have no effect on the decision.

We could pave the path for the eligibility of Marco Rubio with a constitutional amendment. Article II Section 1 has resisted twenty six attempts at amendment, eight or nine since 2002, a couple of which were probably attempts to by John Conyers to make Obama eligible. Orrin Hatch made no secret of the objective of his proposed Art. II amendment - to make Schwarzenegger eligible. Obama and McCaskill’s SB 2678 in Feb. 2008 was clearly aimed at making McCain eligible, because McCain's candidacy proved cover for Obama's ineligibility. It was not initially posed as an amendment, though strong support might have warranted refiling the bill, had they wanted to face an eligible McCain. They knew there wasn't time, and that a law couldn't affect constitutional interpretation. McCain was born not on sovereign soil. Obama was not born to citizen parents, and every Senator, including Obama knows that violates our common law, and some probably knew that there was precedence.

If Marco Rubio fails to honor, preserve, and defend the Constitution he does not deserve to be called a conservative, or to be trusted as a legislator.

33 posted on 08/29/2011 6:58:25 PM PDT by Spaulding
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To: rodguy911
"...leaving his term as Senator early "

I thought a majority of the country accepted this already in 2008.

34 posted on 08/29/2011 6:58:42 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: traditional1
I thought of that. If that happened, if the Dems did any court challenge at all about Rubios eligibility it would open pandoras box for zero in a big way.

we would then demand(and the DBM could not hide that news very long) to see where he was born, who the real parents are etc. etc. etc.

I don't think the Democrap party could stand all the answers to all those questions.It would tear that party apart.

35 posted on 08/29/2011 6:59:09 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: All

Marco Rubio:

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‘On the honesty part, for example, he admitted, obliquely, that George W. Bush had raided the nation’s piggy bank and subsequently beaten the piggy to death. “I KNOW THAT IT’S POPULAR IN MY PARTY TO BLAME THE PRESIDENT, THE CURRENT PRESIDENT, Rubio said. “BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT THE ONLY THING THIS PRESIDENT HAS DONE IS ACCELERATE POLICIES THAT WERE ALREADY IN PLACE.
http://www.npr.org/2011/08/25/139935366/new-republic-rubio-the-reasonable-republican

NOT BLAME OBAMA??? NOW THERE’S A WINNING STATEGY!

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36 posted on 08/29/2011 7:05:17 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: rodguy911
On the NBC post-Messiah, I don't think any ex post facto ruling would bind on his destructive Presidency in any way. To try to rule that ALL EO's and Legislation he signed were therefore null and void due to ineligibility (he WAS Certified) would touch off the second Civil War in this country, between blacks vs. whites, Illegals and whites, and moonbat fringe/great unwashed and the risk would be to great to nullify the illegitmate Presidency of Obama.

That said, I would support Rubio in a heartbeat, but for his not meeting the NBC Qualification test.

One thing about Principle; you either have it, or you don't. You can't disregard it and call yourself "one who believes in the Framers' Intent", and look the other way just because it fits your desire.

37 posted on 08/29/2011 7:06:38 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Froggie
Maybe not quite so ridiculous.

What if The Supreme Court takes up a challenge to Rubios eligibility. Does that then rule out or rule in the same court taking up a challenge to zero's eligibility?

If so, is the Supreme Court about to rule on zeros eligibility after three years of his reign and will they have the guts to cancel out everything he did from obmacare on down,probably not.

38 posted on 08/29/2011 7:07:09 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Gena Bukin

No chance he will accept VP.

4 years of going to heads of state funerals and playing the Pres.’s attack dog? Not a chance.

I don’t know why you think he will not be able to establish leadership credentials in the Senate, therefore I will not dispute that, but it doesn’t matter. It would be a plus, of course, but the lack of being a committee leader, etc., is not a show stopper - obviously.

In 8 years he will be shoo-in. Or 4, if it comes to that.


39 posted on 08/29/2011 7:10:32 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Spaulding

Spaulding,

First - you quote a “Resolution” which is not legally binding.

Second - the Resolution provides only one alternative for the designation (the most obvious one - but no where in the Constitution does it refer to this alternative as being ‘exclusive’ to “natural born” “Citizen”).

If the founders wanted to “limit” the designation of “Natural Born Citizen”, they could have very easily done so, by incorporating those requisite limitations that you so describe. The fact that they did not, means that they did not want to put limitations on what category of “Natural Born” was to be legitimate or not.

If there are no other restrictions codified, then there are no limits beyond the obvious, which is... “natural born Citizen”.


40 posted on 08/29/2011 7:11:57 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: Spaulding
I don't think we have to worry about Marco not serving, defending or obeying the constitution. IMHO,,thats pretty much a given.

What your post does do however is introduce the question of whether or not the Supremes will ever rule on this issue and if they do what happens to anything obama may have been a part of.

I still think they have made a ruling by not taking the case.

41 posted on 08/29/2011 7:13:20 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: The Bronze Titan

It’s not a problem for me. I’m just passing along what came up at the event.


42 posted on 08/29/2011 7:14:23 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

Wish I had known. I live at mm103 oceanside.


43 posted on 08/29/2011 7:18:29 PM PDT by crghill (You can't put a condom on your soul.)
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To: patriot08
True Marco does not go after zero personally but attacks his polices with facts and logic and rightly so.

Simply by stating that the current path we are on is unsustainable and sooner or later those who lend us money will either charge more or not lend at all and by pointing out that the accelerating rate of the debt under obama is unsustainable you know where he's at. It was a first class rebuke IMHO.There is no question about his conservative credentials.

Marcos' entire thrust is that he loves the country,explains how socialism has failed everywhere,an inadvertent slam at zero, wants only the best for it, is sad it has lost its # 1 status but he believes we will come back again and its obvious we need new leadership.

44 posted on 08/29/2011 7:21:46 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

No, I know.

Basically, a state would have to reject the application for candidacy on the ballot based on this, and then it would have to be litigated.

I don’t see that happening.


45 posted on 08/29/2011 7:23:27 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: traditional1
I get your point but at the same time I am sick and tired of the double standard between dems and us.

Either there are rules that apply to both sides or there are not.

Now my guess is that if there were any question about whether or not Rubio s was ineligible to run for potus he probably would not run. He impressed me as that kind of guy.

But why are we always the ones to get run over by the bus, get rolled, or forced to take second shift while the dems do pretty much what they want!! How bout a little fairness in the legal system.?

46 posted on 08/29/2011 7:27:16 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: expat1000

My guess is that he may run for Governor of Fla. is the chance comes up.


47 posted on 08/29/2011 7:28:44 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: crghill

OMG so sorry. Come to our meetings at the local Republican Club,we would love to have you.We obviously didn’t do a real stellar job of getting the word out although I did mention it on here several times.Mods were good enough to leave the posts in as well.


48 posted on 08/29/2011 7:32:54 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: The Bronze Titan

Its a fair argument, it will be interesting to see if any states challenge zeros eligibility next year. But like you say its doubtful


49 posted on 08/29/2011 7:35:27 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: rodguy911

Hey Thank you for the thread!


50 posted on 08/29/2011 7:38:50 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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