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Marco Rubio: I'm not going to be the vice president
Hot Air ^ | April 14, 2012 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:14 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome

In an interview with CNN today, Marco Rubio said in no uncertain terms that he’s not going to be the vice president.

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket.

“I’m not going to be the vice president,” Rubio said Friday in an interview with CNN en Español’s Ismael Cala. “I’m not.”

We have two options. We can assume that Rubio meant to imply he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket under any circumstances — OR — we can parse his words. He didn’t say he wouldn’t join the 2012 GOP ticket, after all. He said he’s not going to be the vice president. Maybe that means he’s still open to run with Mitt Romney — but he doesn’t think they would win.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012veep; elections; marcorubio; obama; rubio; rubio2912; rubio4romney
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Rubio: “I’ll tell you, the Hispanic vote has to be earned,” he said. “You can’t just put somebody on there and say, ‘This is gonna deliver it.’ You’ve got to earn it, and primarily I think you earn it through economic policies.”
1 posted on 04/14/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Scratch your main draw, Romney, IF your finagle the nomination.

Keep praying and GO NEWT!
2 posted on 04/14/2012 8:37:05 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Are we doing identity politics now?


3 posted on 04/14/2012 8:44:54 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: onyx
"Keep praying and GO NEWT!"

FWIW, I voted for Newt in the AZ primary. I got an email from his campaign recently, asking for financial help. I haven't yet taken the step of donating to what by all appearances at this point is a hopelessly lost cause, but I can't quite bring myself to permanently delete the message either.

Well, there you go. I guess I'll have to see if I can scare up a few bucks to send his way.

4 posted on 04/14/2012 8:45:25 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, widely speculated to be a top pick for the Republican presidential running mate, once again firmly denied he would join the GOP ticket.

We'll hear this up until the point Romney taps him and then we'll hear the "After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I've decided to do what is best for my party and, most importantly, my country..." speech and he'll accept the nomination.

Not criticizing. This is just how it's done.

5 posted on 04/14/2012 8:54:59 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: onyx
Keep praying and GO NEWT!

At what point do you accept that Newt will not be the Republican nominee? Next week? After Tampa? November? January 21st? When?

Just curious.

6 posted on 04/14/2012 8:59:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: EEGator; LucyT; melancholy
"Are we doing identity politics now?

If by "we" you mean "me" the answer is absolutely not. My posted quote was from the article, which itself deemed the quote worthy of repeating.

Without knowing additional details as to the thrust of your comment, I can't respond much more cogently. If you mean that the GOP-e is getting into identity politics, then yes, they absolutely are, IMO.

From the article: "We have two options."

Perhaps there is a third option that would explain why he's so convinced that he won't be vice president. . . Word-parsing, identity-politicking Third Option Ping.

7 posted on 04/14/2012 9:00:28 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Drew68

“We’ll hear this up until the point Romney taps him and then we’ll hear the “After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I’ve decided to do what is best for my party and, most importantly, my country...” speech and he’ll accept the nomination.”

This. I think it was Karl Rove on O’Reilly said,”No matter what any of them say when the actual offer is made you do not turn down a chance to be VPOTUS”.


8 posted on 04/14/2012 9:00:37 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Marco Rubio is not eligible to the Office of the Vice President, because he is not a natural born citizen of the United States as required by the U.S. Constitution. His parents were citizens of Cuba when he was born on the soil of the United States.
9 posted on 04/14/2012 9:03:25 PM PDT by WhiskeyX
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I voted for him in Mississippi, too.

I’ve donated three times, but not since Santorum dropped out and I’m not sure I’m going to again.

Like you, I’m still thinking about it, because money is very tight in my household.

God bless and Keep you.


10 posted on 04/14/2012 9:04:03 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Drew68

“We’ll hear this up until the point Romney taps him and then we’ll hear the “After careful consideration and discussion with my family, I’ve decided to do what is best for my party and, most importantly, my country...” speech and he’ll accept the nomination.”

This. I think it was Karl Rove on O’Reilly said,”No matter what any of them say when the actual offer is made you do not turn down a chance to be VPOTUS”.


11 posted on 04/14/2012 9:05:02 PM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Drew68

Sheeeesh. After the convention.


12 posted on 04/14/2012 9:05:27 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: WhiskeyX
Marco Rubio is not eligible to the Office of the Vice President, because he is not a natural born citizen of the United States as required by the U.S. Constitution. His parents were citizens of Cuba when he was born on the soil of the United States.

Fortunately for Marco Rubio, nobody outside of the consistently losing birther circus is buying any of this crap.

13 posted on 04/14/2012 9:06:55 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

I was referring to the GOP, not you personally. Soon there will be no difference between the parties at all.


14 posted on 04/14/2012 9:08:02 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: onyx
Sheeeesh. After the convention.

Fair enough. I guess between now and Tampa Mitt Romney could get arrested with a mountain of cocaine and a couple of underage hookers. That's the only roadmap to victory I'm seeing for Newt Gingrich right now.

15 posted on 04/14/2012 9:09:32 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68
"Fair enough. I guess between now and Tampa Mitt Romney could get arrested with a mountain of cocaine and a couple of underage hookers."

Hey, if something like that could go down with a dozen Secret Service agents, anything can happen.
/s

16 posted on 04/14/2012 9:12:14 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Drew68

We never know what God has in store for any of us, including Romney and Newt Gingrich. We’re all born with free will. Many times the acts and actions of others impact many others, both good and bad.

We also never know when God might call us home, so to speak. Anything can happen between now and the convention.

I trust in Him. I pray a lot for others and for strength and resolve. I’m also praying for Divine Intervention to help us save our Republic.

Be well, Drew68!


17 posted on 04/14/2012 9:15:04 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: EEGator

Maybe Rubio is smart enough to know the kind of trouble this would cause. He has been questioned about the citizenship of his parents many times before and unlike those who choose to ignore the requirements of the Constitution, he’s not stupid.


18 posted on 04/14/2012 9:16:50 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: EEGator; Drew68

Sorry, EEGator, my post #18 above was meant for Drew68.


19 posted on 04/14/2012 9:20:39 PM PDT by Waryone (Remember your ABCS (anybody but commie socialists) = ABM (anybody but Mitt), ABO (anybody but Obama))
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome
Michael Savage had some woman on the other day predicting all the outcomes of the 2012 election. She predicted Rubio would never be picked by Romney because it just wouldn't do to have both a Mormon Presidential candidate and then a Mormon VP candidate as well.

Is that true? I never knew that Rubio was a Mormon! Not that it make the least difference to me!!!

My problems with Romney is NOT that he is Mormon, it's that he's got too many liberal skeletons in his MA closet!!!

20 posted on 04/14/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: Waryone

I was confused. :)


21 posted on 04/14/2012 9:25:35 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SierraWasp

I think he went to a Mormon church for 3 years or so as a child. I believe he is Catholic now.


22 posted on 04/14/2012 9:29:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: onyx
Be well, Drew68!

You too, Onyx.

I will tell you this:

A.) I fully belive Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee.

Then again...

B.) Last August I believed Rick Perry would barnstorm his way to Tampa, crushing all contenders...

C.) In 2007, I fully believed the election would be between Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani and...

D.) In 2008, I believed wholeheartedly that this country would never elect someone named "Hussein" as president.

So my track record at predicting electoral outcomes ain't so good as of lately.

23 posted on 04/14/2012 9:31:08 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: WhiskeyX

Good. We don’t want amnesty. We will not tolerate amnesty. Get lost.


24 posted on 04/14/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT by claudehopper
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To: SierraWasp

I think Rubio is Catholic...there is a new Pub congresscritter from Idaho...who beat that awful Walt minnick....who is Mormon but is also hispanic...Raul Labrador....


25 posted on 04/14/2012 9:38:21 PM PDT by cherry
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To: EEGator

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705365888/Rove-Absolutely-Mormon-can-be-US-president.html

Rove said the exhaustive examination of Romney’s membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was unnerving for Rove, who has strong ties to Utah. Rove, who is not a member of the LDS Church, graduated from Olympus High School and attended the University of Utah.


26 posted on 04/14/2012 9:42:21 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

“Well, bye.”


27 posted on 04/14/2012 9:44:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I'm not willing to light my hair on fire to try and get support. I am who I am." - Willard M Romney)
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To: cherry; EEGator

Well then somebody better get on the horn to Savage and he had a guest on his show spreading BS about Marco Rubio!!! I’m not a regular listener but I caught this the other night as I was drifting off to sleep and it woke me right up!!!


28 posted on 04/14/2012 9:45:54 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: WhiskeyX

Rubio was born in the United States and is therefor a citizen by birth and eligible to be President.


29 posted on 04/14/2012 9:46:14 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: Psalm 144

30 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

“Identity politics” in a Rubio vs. Obama contest would have been incredibly interesting.


31 posted on 04/14/2012 9:47:55 PM PDT by DNA.2012
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To: DNA.2012

True. I believe there are more Hispanics than blacks.


32 posted on 04/14/2012 9:53:25 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

he’s only saying this because he told Bill O’Reilly he wouldn’t be VP...


33 posted on 04/14/2012 9:56:04 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Maybe he isn’t elegible.........;^)


34 posted on 04/14/2012 9:57:57 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Not going to be VP?? Good call because it appears from his bio that since his parents became naturalized citizens after he was born in the US, he is not “natural born” and thus just as unqualified to hold the office of President as BHO is.


35 posted on 04/14/2012 10:01:55 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: EEGator

True. Black population is about 13-14%, Hispanic/Latino population is about 19-29%.........


36 posted on 04/14/2012 10:02:16 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: EEGator

He’s been doing it.


37 posted on 04/14/2012 10:02:45 PM PDT by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: Drew68

LOL. I hate to this, but you’re looking better this time for improving your record, but..... maybe he can’t buy the nomination.

I’m praying!!!


38 posted on 04/14/2012 10:02:57 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx
LOL. I hate to this, but you’re looking better this time for improving your record, but..... maybe he can’t buy the nomination.

Well, as I've said before, I'd bet my next paycheck that Romney gets the nomination.

...and I'd also be perfectly happy if a thousand Freepers posted "Eat crow, Drew68 you POS!" as Newt Gingrich walked away victorious in Tampa.

Sometimes it's good to be wrong.

39 posted on 04/14/2012 10:09:58 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Drew68
...and I'd also be perfectly happy if a thousand Freepers posted "Eat crow, Drew68 you POS!" as Newt Gingrich walked away victorious in Tampa.

Sometimes it's good to be wrong.

ROTFLMYromneyOFF

The underlined above, would be an answer to my prayers. At least, one of my prayers.

40 posted on 04/14/2012 10:17:17 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Drew68

Unfortunately no one is listening to what is the truth.

Obama, Bobbie jindal, rubio are not eligible to be President or VP


41 posted on 04/14/2012 10:21:43 PM PDT by South Dakota (shut up and drill)
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To: Drew68

More than likely after Texas. And it’s not just about Newt being the nominee; it’s about Mitt not hitting 1144.


42 posted on 04/15/2012 12:29:33 AM PDT by Newt 2012 (Voted for Clinton in 92 (my first election) and the Republican Revolution in 1994!)
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To: Newt 2012
More than likely after Texas. And it’s not just about Newt being the nominee; it’s about Mitt not hitting 1144.

First thing I've seen you post I can agree with.


43 posted on 04/15/2012 12:44:06 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s because too much was made in that other thread about a hypothetical. I guess any defense of the ABO stance seemed suspect given my sign up date. I still think we have a shot.


44 posted on 04/15/2012 12:51:14 AM PDT by Newt 2012 (Voted for Clinton in 92 (my first election) and the Republican Revolution in 1994!)
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To: Red Badger; theBuckwheat; WhiskeyX
"Maybe he isn’t elegible.........;^)"

That was the thrust of my "Third Option" comment in #7.

What gives with suggestion after suggestion of prospective candidates/running mates who have eligibility issues?

We need a SCOTUS ruling to clear up the doubts. So far, the only definition not in doubt, as handed down by SCOTUS as to what constitutes a NBC is found in the Minor v Happersett case.

45 posted on 04/15/2012 2:14:52 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Glad he won’t be our vice president.


46 posted on 04/15/2012 2:24:53 AM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: WhiskeyX
Marco Rubio is not eligible to the Office of the Vice President, because he is not a natural born citizen of the United States as required by the U.S. Constitution. His parents were citizens of Cuba when he was born on the soil of the United States.

It may be, WhiskeyX, that the Republican ‘leadership’ would like Rubio in the race to guarantee that those leaders won't be confronted with their violation of their oaths (most are attorney's - officers of the court), should we have a new attorney general. They covered for McCain, when even McCaskill and Obama couldn't get their ‘‘Children of Military Families Natural Born Citizen Act’’, S.2678, February 2008, passed. It was patently a quid pro quo - we won't ask about Obama if you stop your lawyers from explaining why McCain is ineligible, which they had been doing since about 2000.

It is sickening, but revealing, to see in how little esteem Republican politicians and party operatives hold the Constitution and Supreme Court. Rubio could become a hero if he were actually to explain why he isn't running; but he won't. Too many careers will be destroyed if the public becomes informed that while the left executed the agitprop, which they do much better than Republicans, Republicans were full party to deception. The left used ridicule and the bait of hidden documents to keep citizens, few of whom have read The Constitution critically, ignorant about the meaning of natural born citizen, which, like every other term in the Constitution, is not defined in the Constitution itself, but by the common language and common-law familiar to its framers. That way, as words morph, change their meanings, the intentions of the framers are not lost.

There are probably over a hundred justices who never questioned the use of “born in the country to parents who were its citizens”, which had been used in dozens of Supreme Court decisions before Chief Justice Waite made it precedent, including all nine justices who turned the common law (just what you would assume it to be) into positive law, or precedent, in Minor v. Happersett, 88 US 162. They all agreed with the Chief Justice Morrison Waite who said "it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens," "It was never doubted" until it became politically expedient to pretend those words were never written. Soros' acolytes made it easier to not notice those words by scrubbing the largest public archives of Supreme Court decisions, at justia.com, of citations to Minor v. Happersett, so that curious citizens and law students executing a search will not be returned pointers to Minor v. Happersett. The KGB could not have managed information more skillfully.

47 posted on 04/15/2012 2:45:01 AM PDT by Spaulding
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To: Spaulding

Rubio was born in 1971. His parents were naturalized in 1975. Rubio is a dual US-Cuban citizen.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 3:35:59 AM PDT by Beckwith (A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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To: Drew68
I wonder just what other parts of the Constutution ought to be dismissed as just “crap.”
49 posted on 04/15/2012 3:42:56 AM PDT by Radix ("..Democrats are holding a meeting today to decide whether to overturn the results of the election.")
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