Skip to comments.Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation
Posted on 04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided.
The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters.
Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate their candidate to face Obama in the November 6 election.
"The process for selecting a vice presidential running mate is just beginning," Romney said.
He noted that longtime aide Beth Myers has begun to put together a system for checking out possible nominees and reviewing tax returns and other background material, "but we really haven't had a discussion yet of putting together a list or evaluating various candidates."
RUBIO IS COY
Rubio, 40, has lately sounded coy about the idea of a vice presidential nod after ruling it out repeatedly in the past. Conservatives speak warmly of the idea and Romney advisers say he will be considered, but some Republicans voice worries he may simply be too young for the job.
Rubio, asked whether he had the experience necessary to serve as vice president, would not comment. "I'm not talking about that process any more," he said.
Obama leads Romney among Hispanic voters by a whopping 40 percentage points, putting pressure on Romney to take steps to reduce that margin and make himself more competitive in states where the Latino vote could be decisive, like New Mexico and Nevada.
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This jerkoff co sponsored with democrats primary seatbelt enforcement legislation in FL which was signed into law by the orange fake sun tan faggot Charlie Crist.
Even Jeb Bush vetoed that nonsense every year he was in office.
Hence my question in #1. Could his getting the nod force the issue into the national conversation, or would it be a way for the GOP-E to help make the two-citizen parents requirement go away permanently by establishing (twice-over) precedent?
Some conservatives are crazy about Rubio because the Tea Party uprising picked him, at the behest of the Bushes, to beat the flaming gay guy, Crist, who was running for the Senate.
We did not know Rubio and soon after we committed to hm he denouced Arizona for passing that immigration enforcement State law.
He’s an open borders, internationalist, but he is not openly into pushing the Federal and State social engineering of families with homosexuals and their “lifestyles.”
absolutely this would be in the national conversation. Ya think birthers were just bumpin’ their gums? Rules are rules and patriots donts makes them ups as weze goze alongs.
I might get flamed for this, but I hope someone raises this NBC issue of Rubio to the point of a legal challenge.
But, Rubio added, “I think that the law has potential unintended consequences and it’s one of the reasons why I think immigration needs to be a federal issue, not a state one.”
More specifically, Rubio said, “Everyone is concerned with the prospect of the ‘reasonable suspicion’ provisions, where individuals can be pulled over because someone suspects that they may not be legal in this country. I think over time people will grow uncomfortable with that.”
On the prospect of suspects showing documentation to police to prove they are legal, Rubio said, “That’s not really something that Americans are comfortable with, the notion of a police state.”
the parents citizenship doesn’t matter?
the rino’s are involved in the commie coverup also. They distributed “talking points” to other rino’s to respond to birthers and the commies ineligibility. The rino’s know that rubio and jindal do not qualify but the “agreement” was if they let the commie alone, the commies will leave the rino’s alone.
Yeah, so help me out being a loonatic and all;
What is the difference between:
Native Born ?
LOL. I met Crist back in '96. I got a similar impression. FWIW, If Romney is the candidate, he will not be hurtin' to pick Alan West dor VP.
I will not prostitute my reasons against Obama’s eligibility with a vote for a person I believe is in the same eligibility boat as Obama. Romney and his enablers haven’t even convinced me that the Constitution is more important than moneybags. I will find a place to put my vote and it will not be a waste of my personal freedom or conscience.
Nope. Not if you were born on U.S. soil. That's why these cases have gone nowhere outside of the fringe conspiracy circus.
There is not a single influential conservative leader or reputable conservative legal foundation that has supported the birther definition of natural born citizen. For good reason; it's nonsense.
Rubio is eligible.
I thought that the Arizonal law just said that people's residency/citizenship status could be check in the course of a stop for another matter? I don't recall language allowing for pulling people over for "driving while brown" or somesuch.
‘Not interested’ can be very time and circumstance dependent.
Native Born ?
Natural born and native born are interchangeable. There is no difference. Naturalized is a legal process involving many steps where a foreigner becomes a United States citizen.
Justice Thomas says, you can be a judge but we’re evading the NBC question....
I suspect that anyone can say that a one parent citizenship is also nonsense.
You mean like cool and hot?
They are conditions but used in a certain context they can mean the same thing?
Apparently, it matters not one wit what the citizenship of your parents or if they ever become citizens.
I wonder Drew, would it matter if they were/are a dual citizen?
I mean Barry was/is and even discussed why it wasn’t an issue in 2008. Apparently his citizenship expired upon him reaching a certain age, supposedly.
“Kinda like hitching a ride with a suicide bomber.”
Here we go hispandering, hispandering, hispandering....