Skip to comments.Marco Rubio to Santorum and Gingrich: “It’s Time Now to Concede”
Posted on 04/05/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT by Windy City Conservative
Senator Marco Rubio made some bold statements regarding the Republican Presidential primary race,while attening one of his regional Senate office openings in Palm Beach county, Florida.
Rubio has openly endorsed Governor Mitt Romney in the race, and has said that he was not one to tell another candidate to drop out of a race, until now.
I actually think were going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romneys going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only way they can win is a floor fight at the convention, which I think would set us back in terms of our goal of replacing Barack Obama.
So I do believe its time now to concede that Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination, that hes going to be the Republican nominee, and that if we all get behind him he will be the next president of the United States.
Shouldn’t he be telling us why we should allow illegals to leech off taxpayers some more?
That's what going on here.
He tell he that, fo' shizzle?
Odd, I get the actual title as:
Marco Rubio to Santorum and Gingrich: Its Time Now to Concede
How do you suppose the title got changed like that?
If this is the game the GOP plans on playing, the least they could do is man up and call off the rest of the primaries so all that money isn’t wasted.
I forgot the “s” in tells; otherwise, telling the 2 to concede is the same thing as telling them to drop out.
Why did you feel the need to change the real title?
Rubio: “Mr. Santorum, my new lover and master, Mitt has instructed me to tell you to please quit.”
I hate it when people change the titles. It means they want to hide something. Be honest.
That said, people should drop out when they are ready, not because a person tells them to.
This is the craziest primary that I can recall from the sixties until now.
The way it is being handle will create fewer votes for Romney than creating more for him IMO.
The media has done a pretty good job of hiding Romney’s gaffes and outright insults through the primary. I’m guessing they’ll be a lot more on the ball in the general election and every little screw up he makes will be headline news.
I speak as one of Rick Santorum’s “Insignificant” voters.
You would think...!
The fact is that you made up your own title.
Ask the mod. to change the title, or else pull the thread. By the way, do you work for NBC?
Marco had to take some precious time away from crafting his new DREAM (backdoor amnesty) Act to try to bully the last competitive conservative out of the GOP race. So many GOP establishment tasks, so little time.
The only thing a comment like this can produce is fewer votes for romney in november. What a dumbass
There, fixed it.........
Let us suppose, for the sake of argument, that I believed that Romney’s ride to the nomination was unstoppable. He would not have a Macaca moment, a strenuously buried past action would not. ome to light, a would-be assassin’s bullet doesn’t send him to a wheelchair. With all of that, I would still vote for a Santorum or Gingrich, as their DELEGATES are more likely to make for a better platform, and keep the prezsure on Romney. Moreover, we need rule changes for future elections, and I xo NOT trust Romney supporters to make them.
This leaves me with some confliction - I like Marco Rubio, and I think he will go far in Republican, and yes, CONSERVATIVE Republican circles in the future. He is articulate, smart, and ready to defend what he thinks is right. I do not object to his endorsement of Mitt Romney, as such an endorsement does sort of weight Mitt back to the center, or even a little to the right.
But I like Santorum as well, and while the former Senator has perhaps not done as well as I would have hoped in pursuit of delegate count, he has proceeded in a good and mostly honorable effort to rally voters to his point of view.
And that point of view, I have sincerely believed to be close to that of Marco Rubio. The presence of Santorum on the campaign trail has forced (and a little force HAS been needed) Mitt Romney to polish and defend his conservative credentials, a service badly needed in the upcoming confrontation with the incumbent.
Mitt, on his own, would have proven to be even less formidable in facing Obama, than even McCain. There are so many vulnerabilities that Barack Hussein Obama has, and without attempting to emphasize them, any Republican put up would be ground down in defeat. Santorum and Newt Gingrich have both compelled Mitt to at least acknowledge these vulnerabilities exist, and have given him some of the tools and rhetoric needed to exploit the weaknesses of the incumbent.
Now, what I want to know, is Mitt going to take the fight TO Obama, exposing his failures and demonstrated incompetence, or is he just going to pre-emptively surrender point after point, until the perception is left that Mitt is truly no different from Obama?
Rubio, go back to your parents’ homeland...Cuba.
I am sure the Castro brothers can use you.
Used to like Marco. Used to like Coulter.
Now...not so much.
He is a freshman US Senator. What has he accomplished to make his opinion significant? The country has already been harmed greatly for promoting another freshman US Senator above his pay grade in 2008.
Perhaps we should insist politicians demonstrate real statesmanship and accomplish something meaningful, as well as be tested by fire, before elevating their status.
When this faux conservative Rubio runs again, I will support his primary challenger.
Time for a new edition of the Grim FReeper (Elio Gonzalez) picture: Marco and Mitt should be hugging in that closet.
Rubio sure did backstab the tea party!
Take a guess.
Everybody here loved them until they supported Romney. Don't they have a right to support the person they think can win? Newt doesn't have a prayer and Santorum isn't polling well in his home state. At what point do you all get it? The over-the-top Romney hatred is so out of control it's really ridciulous.
You know what it is? These faux conservatives are cooperating with the GOP-e and MSM in their efforts to FORCE a liberal candidate upon us. Maybe you don’t mind being stabbed in the back or being forced, but there are some of us who get a little steamed when it’s tried.
So we’re supposed to rally around a guy who only knows how to succeed by destroying others. Whether Bain Capital (ooh yeah, I’m hitting him on he faux capitalism) or his scorched earth campaigns, he can only rise by pummeling the opposition. Is that who we want for President? Someone vicious and dirty? Oh wait, we already have one of those so what’s the diff if we swap with another one?
And to think Rubio was elected as a Tea Party candidate.
I’m really ashamed of having voted for him. I didn’t realize at the time, of course, that his campaign had received money from Romney and I also didn’t know about his Mormon background.
I thought he was a regular conservative American of Cuban heritage. Guess I was wrong. The dollar-filled hand of Romney is behind this whole campaign.
I thought he was busy with his Dream Act. Nice of him to take time out and advise us.
Not when they claim to be Conservatives and TEA Party supporters, and then sell out to gun-grabbing, abortion-supporting, and gay-friendly Romney.
At what point do you all get it? The over-the-top Romney hatred is so out of control it's really ridciulous.
You can take that up with the boss...
Whatever. This is an awseome site and I wish candidates like Perry and Bachman would have had more support here than they did. Maybe we wouldn’t be stuck in the predicament we are in. Rick Perry certainly wasn’t a gun-grabbing, abortion-supporting, and gay-friendly candidate - but he apparently wasn’t good enough either. Good luck finding your 100 percenter.
It is looking more and more like time to concede the 2012 election to the incumbent. What a disaster!
We have a Communist Party and a new Democrat party...now we need a party to represent conservatives.
Not quite. Santorum, even if he lost most of the rest of the primaries by 5% or so would show how strong the not-Romney wing of the party is. Santorum might even have won in Wisconsin had the Establishment not succeeded in suckering enough stupid voters with the “it’s over” meme.
The “it’s over meme” plays into the hands of the elites. Still does. Will keep doing so all the way to Tampa.
It has to be resisted. Romney has to be reminded again and again and again how weak his support is. That’s the only hope of keeping him even a tad honest.
The elites have chosen to thumb their nose at the social conservatives. They know they can get away with it because of the monstrosity called Obama. All we’ve got left is “symbolic” voting for Santorum all the way to Tampa. It’s not much but it’s all we’ve got left.
We did this to ourselves. There was a time when Romney could have been stopped had we not been bitching at our own guy.
Stupid is as stupid does. Hucklerich.
“The elites have chosen to thumb their nose at the social conservatives.”
It’s more than Socially Conservatives, it’s Conservatives, I am more than Socially Conservative and Romney doesn’t meet any of my standards.
The vicious HATRED of Conservatives by mitt and his evil underlings have been well documented here and elsewhere.
The hatred and destruction of Conservatives by the mitt organization far exceeds any verbal expressions against mitt that are expressed here.
Definitely interesting. Hmmm...
"He's a nice man, loves his country, but is just in over his head & out of ideas."
(Mitt's illustration of how he will 'take the fight to Obama.')
Now there's a novel idea.
“...until the perception is left that Mitt is truly no different from Obama?”
The above is not a ‘perception’ - Romnutz IS a Saul Alinsky collectivist, just as was Romnutz Daddy was a friend of Alinsky.
In this case, the Nut (Romnutz) did not fall far from the tree.
The race is far from over, and like Newt said, Romney has to earn the delegates. It will be some time before the fat lady sings!