Skip to comments.Gingrich hires former Rubio campaign chief Jose Mallea
Posted on 12/12/2011 8:33:08 AM PST by mnehring
Republican presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich has hired U.S. Sen. Marco Rubios former campaign chief be his Florida director.
Jose Mallea, who has ties to former Gov. Jeb Bushs political machine as well as Miami City Hall, brings Gingrichs campaign a wealth of connections to Florida Republicans and Miami-Dades Hispanic community. Mallea is also a co-owner of Local Craft Food & Drink in Coral Gables.
Malleas hiring has an immediate benefit for Gingrich: The name Rubio winds up in the same headlines as Gingrich.
Rubio, a vice presidential short-lister and conservative star, isnt playing favorites in the race. And there is no sign he is subtly favoring Gingrich, who helped the former Florida House Speaker publish his 100 Innovative Ideas for Floridas Future.
Malleas hiring follows a big push by Gingrich to reach out to the Hispanic community, which can be pivotal in Florida, the most important swing state in the nation. About 72 percent Miami-Dades Republicans are Hispanic, like Mallea. Gingrich earlier Sunday began plugging a Spanish-language website, newtpresidente.com.
At the end of the day, Florida is important and so is the Hispanic vote. Hispanics arent just a crucial part of the electorate, theyre part of the cultural fiber that makes Florida one of the most dynamic states in the nation, Mallea said.
Newt understands that, he said. And he understands what every American wants: economic opportunity and prosperity.
Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/12/12/2542678/gingrich-hires-former-rubio-campaign.html#ixzz1gL20tTw7
“Jose Mallea, who has ties to former Gov. Jeb Bushs political machine as well as Miami City Hall”
That's a significant statistic not often published.
That’s why Perdoggs’s Predictions for 2012 ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2819059/posts )...with Newt as the presidential candidate and Susan Martinez of New Mexico as the VP candidate struck me as....actually very good.
I hadn’t read that. Thanks
Newt is going after the Hispanic vote. It’s a good strategy. They voted for Obama big time (against their natural inclinations) and without them Obama is toast.
Hispanics should be a Republican constituency. Newt senses this. Most are Catholic, family oriented, and hard working. With Marco Rubio as Newt’s VP Obama would have a difficult time getting re-elected.
Yep, and both Jeb and Rubio are very popular in Florida so it is a strong pick-up.
Does Rubio meet the constitutional requirements to take over the presidency should the need arise?
If Obama doesn’t, then neither does Rubio.
No one seems to be able to definitively answer the question of Rubio’s being a natural-born citizen. If Newt is entertaining thoughts of Rubio as his running mate, he had better get an iron-clad answer to this, because the media will hound him from the ticket. They will round up every immigration specialist they can find to question Rubio’s citizenship.
born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
Morco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.
born February 7, 1961 in Atlanta, GA (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Herman (Buck) West, born in AL
Elizabeth (Snooks) West, born in GA
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Allen West is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN
Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama ISN'T!