Skip to comments.Ann Coulter Says Marco Rubio as VP Pick Would Be a ‘Mistake’
Posted on 04/01/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
While pundits, politicians and prognosticators have tapped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as one of the most likely GOP vice presidential picks, conservative commentator Ann Coulter warned today that such a choice would be a mistake.
I think that would be a mistake because the same people who loved Rubio loved [former presidential candidate and Texas Gov.]Rick Perry, Coulter told me Sunday during the This Week roundtable discussion. I want someone whos been a bit more tested.
As the rising star of the Tea Party and a Hispanic from the delegate-rich state of Florida, Rubio would fix Romneys two biggest problems: enthusiasm among the Republican base and lackluster support from Hispanics, argued conservative commentator George Will.
But Coulter, who is a firm Mitt Romney supporter, said the GOP frontrunner needs a running mate who is tried and tested, which, as a first-term Senator, Rubio is not. Coulter suggested Romney pick someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
Hes been tested, hes steady, hes not frightening, Coulter said of Kyl. He could certainly step into the job.
Van Jones, a former environmental advisor in the Obama White House, threw a brand new name into the realm of vice presidential speculation: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who served under George W. Bush. She ticks off a lot of boxes as far as women, persons of color, but shes actually tested, shes a national figure and she has foreign policy experience Jones said. You want to do something bold, put Condoleezza Rice on the ticket and watch the Obama campaign go crazy.
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There's two issues, important ones, that the GOP can't touch with a Romney/Rubio ticket - Obamacare and the birther issue. Romneycare will be a millstone around Romney's neck and now with Rubio we're neutered on the natural-born citizen requirement.
Kevin, the lost bunny of the apocalypse, is starting to look pretty good now...
Don't worry - - Obama is not going to run either.
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You are basically voting for Obama....if you vote third party..
I know...I'd love to vote third party also for a real conservative and actually be meaningful...but if I'm stuck with a choice between Romney/Rubio and asshat Zero.....
Sometimes reality sucks...
From your lips to Gods ear...
A narcissistic sociopath like Obama giving up the most powerful position in the world...
I'd really love to hear your theory on that...
Here is the candidate that will drive the Obama Administration and the MSM off the cliff:
Does it matter who Romney picks?
“Frankly, it would be much easier for a Conservative to run against BOTH Obama and Romney”
I’ve been saying that since October. We have 40%, and we can’t get to 51.
Romney is PERFECT to split the 60% parasite-brain dead-libtard coalition.
If not now, when?
Yeah, put Chris Christie in there and watch gun owners leave the GOP twice as fast!
The birther issue is meaningless to 95 percent of the voting public....
The left and their lapdog media has been pretty successful into making it a KOOK issue and the GOP could care less...
Run on the birther issue and loss the very good possibility of winning the Senate and four more years of Obama
Ann really needs to stifle it.
I didn’t have an opinion about Rubio as VP until now.
Well, if the back-stabbing Rino b!tch Coulter thinks it’s a mistake, I’m at least nominally for it!
LOL Now that there is funny!
Romney as the Republican nominee would be a mistake- it wouldn’t matter who he would pick as VP.
Is Van Jones that mad at Obama?
Mr. Stephanopoulos needs to pay a little more attention to the subject matter he is supposed to be covering.
It might be a obama win to vote for someone that is eligible under the Constitution (third party), but I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution and I will continue to uphold that oath even when our politicians won’t. I cannot bring myself to violate the Constitution by voting for someone that I know is not eligible.
Like the old saying goes, two wrongs do not make a right. I will not contribute to the destruction of this country by not following the Constitution.
Just the opinion of a dumb ole (Natural Born Citizen) country boy.
If Romney truly wants to resolve the split in the GOP and bring the conservatives into the tent, he should name Newt Gingrich his running mate and begin the process of crushing Obama now. Noone articulates the conservative message more convincingly and creates more distress on the left than Newt. Romney can truly speak a conservative economic message, and let Newt club them to death over their wild, leftist failures. This would deflate the remaining Santorum opposition and allow us to focus on the most critical issue of unifying the base and articulating the conservative, anti-liberal message.
If the GOP truly wants to unite the party, this will win. But the establishment better realize that doing ‘McCain the Sequel’ with another establishment republican while pushing the conservatives aside will be a recipe for another loss. The winning ticket is there if the GOP stops being so dismissive of the conservatives.
While I like Rubio a lot, he is NOT natural born.
Not going into the birther thing...
It’s just a silly little requirement the Constitution places on all candidates, even nobody seems to care today. I thought it might be a great idea that since the (R) people were supposed to really care about the rules, that maybe just maybe they would not be so foolish as to nominate a person who is CLEARLY UNABLE TO HOLD THE OFFICE, as much as I would like to see him do it.
According to his bio, Rubio was born in the US, but at the time, his parents were not citizens. QED.
“The republican party is now doing to conservatives what the democrat party has been doing to minorities for decades ..taking their vote for granted.”
So true. It’s time this was stopped. How? Term limits. And an alternate media that can somehow break through to tell the other (not manipulated) side of events that are taking place.
Free Republic is a blessing and a start. We need a massive media breakthrough to get realities out there to the average American. U Tube may be a beginning - I’m not on it but family members who are assure me that videos going viral get noticed.
Millionaire Romney will NEVER get the crossover votes needed (the few Reagan democrat types left) to beat Obama, just as McCain couldn’t.
She’s history with true conservatives! Olberman’s gone, maybe they could pick her up when Spitzer gets fired.
She’s conspicuous by her absence on TV.
Do you really think a first-term Senator with not two years under his belt should be a heart beat from the presidency? We've got one in the White House now! How'd that work out? Rubio may be a rising star. It's not his time.
Coulter's obsession with Chris Christie is demented.
Ann is suffering the “Huffington” syndrome.
Agree. She’s delusional or she really wants the Kenyan to win.
From recent posts about Marco, I was under the impression that lots of Freepers didn’t like him????? I don’t care...I love the man....brains and beauty....What a marvelous VP he would make(:
Isn't it a little too late for that? We elected an untested and unvetted president and half the country doesn't care. Isn't Annie foisting a one-term governor on us for her presidential nominee?
I can’t think of a good pick for VP because whoever the Republicans pick, they will destroy. It started with Dan Quayle and the template was formed. Now, the DemonRATs know they can weaken the Presidential nominee by chipping away at his VP pick.
A presidential candidate AND a Vice Presidential candidate, BOTH from states the GOP is not going to carry.
She was gone for a while. Starting to darken the usual doorways again now.
Condi Rice is pro-choice. She is an academic who has never held elective office or done anything worth mentioning in the private sector. Despite her negatives there is a fair amount to like about Condi, but not enough to make her an attractive VP candidate.
If you vote for Tom Hoefling, you vote for Tom Hoefling. He says what he means and he means what he says. What a concept!
Obama = Romney = Obama = Romney; ad infinitum ad nauseam.
AND, it does not matter if Ronaldus Magnus is channeled by necromancers, restored to life in his prime and appears to endorse and/or to run for VPOTUS with the Wall Street leftist Demonrat in Republican drag.
Principled conservatives vote their principles and rely not on crystal balls. I have argued as you are arguing (including with Tom Hoefling here) against third party alternatives. Having voted for Ronaldus Maximus and Bush the Younger and also for every other GOP POTUS candidate nominated in 1968 and subsequently, I will spend the rest of my life rejecting moderate moneyed mushballs and leftists infiltrating the GOP. I've had it after 11 elections in which I voted with satisfaction for GOP candidates only four times. Four years from now, Obozo is term limited and the Demonrats will stay in their own primaries. If Romney is elected, then we have to wait until 2020 to get a worthwhile POTUS.
Romney: Not now, not ever! RULE OR RUIN!
The only two people that would have me reconsider my decision not to vote for Romney are Perry and Jindal. Both are about as independent of the GOPe as possible for a governor. Christie would do a good job as an attack dog, but his positions are too moderate for my liking.
Better Romney's running mate should be Charles Manson or Maxine Waters or Warren Buffett or Barbara Boxer or Geraldo Rivera or Gloria Allred or Howard Dean. Any of those would be more compatible with Romney anyway and with what he wants the future GOP to be. YEEEEEARGHHHH!
OTOH. Geraldo Rivera is probably too far right to run with Robamney.
I appreciate your kind words. Thanks.
The keys to understanding what I’m about are here:
If a dozen years of FReeping isn’t enough, that is. :-)
Right. Same as Obama. Not qualified.
There are plenty of Americans who would prefer to believe that people born here of foreign nationals are not citizens but that has not been, to the best of my knowledge, the traditional understanding. The early presidents were covered by the provision that references the time of the adoption of the constitution. Those exceptions ran out towards the end of the first half of the nineteenth century when John Tyler (b. 1790) who was our tenth POTUS took over upon the death of William Henry Harrison.
The citizenship of those actually born here, even of parents were foreign nationals, is not questioned generally. The phenomenon of "illegals" entering the US without its permission to give birth here and claim citizenship for any child so born may anger many but it has not changed the law.
Likewise, the election of Obozo as POTUS has angered many on the basis that we know his father was NOT a citizen and that his paternal grandmother has been quoted as saying she was present at his birth in Kenya. I have yet to hear of anyone questioning the citizenship of his mother who was certainly an American citizen by both birth and by the nationality of her parents.
There were people on the Demonrat side in the 2008 election who responded to "birther" complaints about Obama with the perfectly ridiculous claim that Senator John McCain (however reprehensible a candidate and senator) was born in the Panama Canal Zone while his father served there in the navy and his mother was there as well.
This stuff is growing like topsy and has gotten out of hand.
Let us posit that Obozo the Elder lived his entire life as a British subject up until Obozo's birth since Kenya was a colony of Great Britain in 1960 or whenever and that Obozo's mother Sideny Anne was an American citizen but gave birth to Obozo in Kenya, he would still be an American citizen by birth to his American citizen mother. This would be true if we changed none of those facts but he was born in outer space. There may have been a statute in effect at the time of Obozo's birth that would have required his mother (but NOT his father) to have attained the age of 21 by the time he was born. Again, there is no constitutional basis for enacting such a statute distinguishing and denying the ability of a twenty-year old mother to pass her citizenship to her child in circumstances where a similarly situated father could do so. Anyone challenging Obozo's "natural born citizenship" would be expected to vindicate the constitutionality of such a statute despite the obvious lack of a rational basis for its enactment.
In Senator Rubio's case, his birth within the USA would suffice even if his parents were here "illegally" which I do not believe has been alleged by anyone and would be irrelevant even if they were here "illegally."
This is true even if people REALLY, REALLY want to believe otherwise unless you have constitutional language of which I am not aware further defining "natural born citizen." Therefore, this is not QED.
We have sooooo many REAL issues to address and we have no POTUS candidate of a major party to address them at the rate things are going. Can we PUHLEEEZE give the birther stuff a rest or, alternatively, PROVE the relevance of it to Obozo or Rubio? Thanks.
Most are ideological soulmates of the Mittwit. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins, Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, John Cornyn, Nancyboy Kirk, etc., etc., etc.
It's the only issue as far as I'm concerned.
That's right. I'll write in Col. Lakin if Rubio is on the ticket, and never vote republican again. EVER!
My first choice would be Sarah Palin because she knows how to chum the water for easy fishing. My second choice would be Newt because his intellect would rap his enemies over the head with his rhetorical wit. However, Mitt will never pick anyone who could do him any good. He’ll pick another Dan Quayle who will be turned like a sausage on a stick until done. And Mitt, in the process, will be done.
Al gore is looking.
these party people had better wise up...I'm sick to death of the same crappy people being "chosen" for us...
Rubio would bring young people and conservatives...Catholics and Hispanics...
I've often though he was a great speaker....
and against Biden?....Joe would pee his pants...
Marked and agreed.
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