Skip to comments.ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket
Posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Since my New Years prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), Ive been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes.
You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isnt about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely.
For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this?
First, Romney will need a right-winger to calm and woo the Republican right. Tea Partiers are attracted to Rubio an evangelical Christian committed to reducing taxes and shrinking government. Rubios meteoric rise in the Florida House before coming to Congress was based on a string of conservative stances on state issues.
Rubio is also a proven campaigner, handily winning four House elections starting in 2002, and then beating popular incumbent Republican governor Charlie Crist in the 2010 Republican primary with the help of Tea Partiers.
Moreover, hes only 40, thereby giving the GOP ticket some youthful vigor.
And hes Hispanic a Cuban-American at a time when the GOP needs to court the Hispanic vote.
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That’s nice, but VPs don’t do anything!
Doesn’t a VP have to meet the same Natural Born criteria as the P?
Why do you say this? Because you pulled it out of your ear? Not because you actually know or would have any clue.
Only if the P or VP is not a Democrat!
Was anxiously awaiting the opinion of communist dwarves on this.
Now I know.
Looks like BS.
Smells like BS.
Tastes like BS.
Good thing we didn't step in it.
(Anybody remember that old Cheech and Chong routine?)
Rubio is a good VP choice, to run with Newt Gingrich.
He has zero insight and the crap he makes up swings wildly between boring and nonsensical.
What I’ve always wondered about Reich is how did they possibly fit all that excrement in such a tiny container?
Susana Martinez may be a better pick. Too bad she has only been Governor of New Mexico for a year.
Rubio does nothing for the “Hispanic vote”, because Mexican-American elites despise him, in case you haven’t followed the Univision Wars.
Nobody cares what you think.
Shut up Shorty, no one’s listening. Go ruin someone else’s economy.
So the orders have gone out, Rubio must be the VP pick. That way Republicans can’t say a thing about that pesky “natural born citizen” problem. Those in control of the Democrat/Republican party have the problem firmly in hand.
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