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ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket
Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh

Posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve 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 isn’t 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. Rubio’s 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, he’s only 40, thereby giving the GOP ticket some youthful vigor.

And he’s Hispanic – a Cuban-American – at a time when the GOP needs to court the Hispanic vote.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: 2012veep; dncrico; dwarf; ineligibleromney; ineligiblerubio; marcorubio; midget; romney; romney2012; rubio; rubio2012; shrimp
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 8:14:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s nice, but VPs don’t do anything!


2 posted on 01/03/2012 8:16:18 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA
RUBIO IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
3 posted on 01/03/2012 8:17:28 AM PST by Godebert
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To: LibFreeUSA

Doesn’t a VP have to meet the same Natural Born criteria as the P?


4 posted on 01/03/2012 8:18:20 AM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: SeekAndFind
For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this?

Why do you say this? Because you pulled it out of your ear? Not because you actually know or would have any clue.

5 posted on 01/03/2012 8:19:14 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Ingtar
Doesn’t a VP have to meet the same Natural Born criteria as the P?

Only if the P or VP is not a Democrat!

6 posted on 01/03/2012 8:20:18 AM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: SeekAndFind

Was anxiously awaiting the opinion of communist dwarves on this.

Now I know.


7 posted on 01/03/2012 8:21:59 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: SeekAndFind
Robert Reichhhhhhhh being swamped by requests for his predictions?

Hmmmmm?

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?)

8 posted on 01/03/2012 8:23:59 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: sam_paine

Rubio is a good VP choice, to run with Newt Gingrich.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 8:24:15 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: SeekAndFind
Reich should just stay in his tree and make the cookies.

He has zero insight and the crap he makes up swings wildly between boring and nonsensical.

10 posted on 01/03/2012 8:24:15 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What I’ve always wondered about Reich is how did they possibly fit all that excrement in such a tiny container?


11 posted on 01/03/2012 8:24:54 AM PST by Yankee (ANNOY THE RNC AND THE MEDIA: NOMINATE NEWT GINGRICH!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Susana Martinez may be a better pick. Too bad she has only been Governor of New Mexico for a year.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 8:25:58 AM PST by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio does nothing for the “Hispanic vote”, because Mexican-American elites despise him, in case you haven’t followed the Univision Wars.


13 posted on 01/03/2012 8:26:17 AM PST by montag813
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey Robert Reichhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-ah!

Nobody cares what you think.

14 posted on 01/03/2012 8:28:33 AM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: SeekAndFind

Shut up Shorty, no one’s listening. Go ruin someone else’s economy.


15 posted on 01/03/2012 8:29:09 AM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: NKP_Vet
"Rubio is a good VP choice, to run with Newt Gingrich."

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio Responds To Question If He’s Constitutionally Eligible To Be President

16 posted on 01/03/2012 8:29:34 AM PST by Godebert
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To: JaguarXKE
Right on that; OTOH; that would be the ONLY upside to his candidacy.
17 posted on 01/03/2012 8:30:18 AM PST by cricket (/get the 'Occupier' out of our White House!/ and Newt 'in'. . .and it is NOT just the economy!)
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THEY’RE NOT DONATING MONTHLY!


** help .. click **

18 posted on 01/03/2012 8:36:19 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


19 posted on 01/03/2012 8:37:47 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: SeekAndFind
what qualifies reich to make political commentary and predictions? Has he been tweeting with megan mccain?
20 posted on 01/03/2012 8:39:47 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: SeekAndFind

VP slot ... except for Cheney ... utterly meaningless.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 8:40:53 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Godebert

Born in Florida...


22 posted on 01/03/2012 8:42:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Hillary will not take a VP position...she has bigger ambitions and more than a few Democrats seeing the coming disaster in November will push her to challenge Obama in the primaries.

Romney will pick US Senator John Thune (R-SD) as VP, provided he gets the nomination.

23 posted on 01/03/2012 8:43:31 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: Godebert

24 posted on 01/03/2012 8:45:33 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: Godebert

If Rubio was born in Florida, why is he not a natural born citizen?


25 posted on 01/03/2012 8:46:49 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Ingtar
Doesn’t a VP have to meet the same Natural Born criteria as the P?

Yes and Miami-born Marco Rubio meets the criteria of Natural Born Citizen just fine.

It's the made-up birther nonsense he's having trouble with. Fortunately for Rubio, it's made-up birther nonsense.

26 posted on 01/03/2012 8:47:54 AM PST by Drew68
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To: TheOldLady

I love you.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 8:49:09 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: SoldierDad

because his parents weren’t citizens at the time of his birth. obama’s weren’t either, which is why they had to run him against mccain who also has a cloud over his constitutional qualifications.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 8:51:06 AM PST by Jeff Vader
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To: SeekAndFind
I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction.

Well, considering Reich's stature, it doesn't take many requests to swamp him...

29 posted on 01/03/2012 8:56:49 AM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind
I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction.

Well, considering Reich's stature, it doesn't take many requests to swamp him...

30 posted on 01/03/2012 8:57:01 AM PST by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind
I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction.

Well, considering Reich's stature, it doesn't take many requests to swamp him...

31 posted on 01/03/2012 8:57:17 AM PST by apillar
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To: Jeff Vader

That’s a triple backflip.


32 posted on 01/03/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Gimme that old time fossil fuel.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It’ll be Romney/Santorum if Rick finishes strong in the early primaries.


33 posted on 01/03/2012 9:01:51 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Jeff Vader

I’m hoping the SHTF

http://politicstoday.biz/2011/12/is-joe-biden-going-to-be-our-interim-president-before-the-end-of-this-year/


34 posted on 01/03/2012 9:02:08 AM PST by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: SoldierDad; Drew68
If Rubio was born in Florida, why is he not a natural born citizen?

Because according to Article II's most usual historical interpretation, in order to be a "Natural Born Citizen," both one's parents have to be citizens at the time of the candidate's birth.

If this interpretation of the Constitution has been incorrect, it is up to the courts to tell us so, or the Congress may amend the Constitution to make it so. It cannot be settled in freeper dialogs.

BTW, Reich is a hardened Democrat Partisan Worker. It just may be that he has been assigned the task of deflecting Obama's issues with eligibility. That is, the Democrat Party's wish to make Obama the precedent for equating "Native Born," with "Natural Born." (In Obama's case he has been unable to definitively prove that he is "Native Born," and of course, cannot possibly demonstrate that both his claimed parents were citizens at the time of his birth.)

The Team Obama PR effort has been in full swing since 2006 and has actually worked quite well for them so far. They have been able to re-direct public attention to the alleged place of birth, rather than the circumstances that govern constitutional eligibility.

35 posted on 01/03/2012 9:04:04 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: SoldierDad

because there is a difference between citizen and NBC.


36 posted on 01/03/2012 9:06:34 AM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Lazamataz

I love you too.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 9:06:41 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Jeff Vader
I must disagree with your assertion. Based upon my research, Rubio meets the eligibility requirements of the Constitution to be considered eligible for POTUS, and by extension, VP. There is nothing in Constitutional Law which would disqualify him to run for POTUS, or be chosen as a VP running mate. He was born IN the United States. Nothing in Constitutional law nor any legal ruling pertaining to the eligibility clause of the Constitution, requires a person's parents also be natural born (or naturalized) citizens. The only comment regarding his issue relates to whether the parent of said child owes allegiance to another country or another government. Seeing how Rubio’s parents had been living in the U.S. for 19 years prior to Marco Rubio’s birth, I don't see an argument that they owed any allegiance to any other country or government.
38 posted on 01/03/2012 9:09:03 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Kenny Bunk

In my research I found NO indication of the requirement to which you write.


39 posted on 01/03/2012 9:11:03 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: LibFreeUSA

This would be great.


40 posted on 01/03/2012 9:11:04 AM PST by angcat (NEW YORK YANKEES!)
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To: SeekAndFind
It is the “nice hair” ticket, so I could see how it would win the girl vote. Of course women would probably vote otherwise, and how many Joy Behar votes are there really?
41 posted on 01/03/2012 9:12:24 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Drew68

Yes and Miami-born Marco Rubio meets the criteria of Natural Born Citizen just fine.

WRONG! Drew; The supreme court in three different cases defined “natural born citizen” as born on US soil of parents who where citizens prior to the child’s birth.

Those who control both parties (Those who call themselves progressives) all seem to get weak kneed for those with natural born citizen problems. Obama, McCain, Rubio, Jindal even Romney has some questions on his citizenship status.


42 posted on 01/03/2012 9:12:57 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is an instrument of enslavement)
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To: SoldierDad

I love you.


43 posted on 01/03/2012 9:13:22 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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To: W. W. SMITH
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.

Cynical of you to say so. Accurate. But cynical.
In fact, earlier today, the Democrat Candidate for the election of 2048 was born to two illegal aliens in LA. That's right, little Conchita Gonzalez-Gomez is a natural born citizen and will have a real Birth Certificate issued in LA County Hospital to back it up.

Hell, the way things are going, little Conchita might even be the Republican Candidate!

44 posted on 01/03/2012 9:15:25 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, according to all of the Constitutional “experts” here, if Vladimer Putin was born in Florida, he could run for POTUS.

Geezus.....


45 posted on 01/03/2012 9:15:37 AM PST by nesnah
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To: Lazamataz

I’m married. Sorry!


46 posted on 01/03/2012 9:17:57 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Ingtar
Doesn’t a VP have to meet the same Natural Born criteria as the P?

Yes. But then again we have a pResident that may not be a natural born citizen as well.

But that's ok since he's a democRAT.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 9:18:17 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I always love it when a left wing Libtard starts telling us who will be on the next GOP presidential ticket. Now we dont’ have to wonder about it anymore.


48 posted on 01/03/2012 9:19:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SoldierDad

Because both his parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth.


49 posted on 01/03/2012 9:19:42 AM PST by Ingtar (Newt (four more for Obama) & Mitt (Obamacare) - what wonderful choices!)
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To: SoldierDad
Just trying to make up for blasting the hell outta ya the other month.

Come, let's cuddle.

50 posted on 01/03/2012 9:20:18 AM PST by Lazamataz (Romney is the Pale Obama. That's all.)
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