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Newt: Rubio Will Make Great President Someday (Pro-choice, pro-gay marriage V.P. means "REBELLION!")
Newsmax ^ | 5/15/2012 | Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

Posted on 05/15/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by JediJones

But when asked what Gingrich would do if Romney tapped him for vice president, the former House speaker says in an interview with Newsmax TV:

“I would ask him to think long and hard about why he was doing that.

“I think he’s probably going to tap someone who’s younger, somebody who brings significant ability to help win the election this fall, and we have a number of very exciting people, whether you’re talking about Senator Marco Rubio in Florida, Senator Rob Portman [in Ohio], Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire, people like Condi Rice, former secretary of State. We have a lot of talent in the Republican Party.

“You ask three things about a potential vice president. One, could they be president? Two, are they philosophically broadly compatible with the nominee? And three, can they help you win the election? You ask them in that order. There are a number of first-rate talents he could pick that would strengthen the ticket and our chances of winning this fall.”

Asked if Rubio would make a good vice president, Gingrich responds: “Sure. I think he’d make a good president someday. He’s a very very smart, very competent person.”

Gingrich also says there are no potential candidates who would concern him if selected as Romney’s running mate.

He adds: “I’m assuming they’re going to pick somebody who is pro-life and I assume they’re going to pick somebody who believes marriage is between a man and a woman, because those are the two key issues that would lead to a genuine rebellion in the party.

“But given that those are both Romney’s positions, he shouldn’t find any difficulty having somebody who agrees with him on those two issues.” [LOL, /sarc?]

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; marcorubio; mittromney; newtgingrich; veepstakes

"pro-life....marriage is between a man and a woman...are the two key issues that would lead to a genuine rebellion in the party"


1 posted on 05/15/2012 6:19:39 PM PDT by JediJones
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To: JediJones

If conservatives fold and vote for Romney, the GOPe will know they can do it every time.


2 posted on 05/15/2012 6:22:26 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

I’m done being their abused wife.


3 posted on 05/15/2012 6:25:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JediJones

He really suggested Condi Rice??? Surely that was a misquote.


4 posted on 05/15/2012 6:32:58 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks JediJones.

Gingrich: "You ask three things about a potential vice president. One, could they be president? Two, are they philosophically broadly compatible with the nominee? And three, can they help you win the election? You ask them in that order."


5 posted on 05/15/2012 6:34:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m thinking those who came out openly to support him earlier are, themselves, abused husbands and/or wives. Knowing ‘being good/obedient’ they will/can live (in the GOP kingdom). Not concerned for their (children) citizens who elected them but their meal ticket.


6 posted on 05/15/2012 6:34:33 PM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: JediJones
"Gingrich responds: “Sure. I think he’d make a good president someday. He’s a very very smart, very competent person.”

It's time to totally clean house when the Constitution is so openly disregarded. Rubio is ineligible to serve as VP or President.

7 posted on 05/15/2012 6:35:18 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: Uncle Sham

No, he is eligible. Rubio was born in Florida and his parents had been naturalized by the time of his birth.


8 posted on 05/15/2012 6:37:41 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: JediJones

Very diplomatic. Gingrich obviously doesn’t want to be perceived as working against the GOP candidate. Romney was annointed as such since Day One and the runs of all the others, including Newt, were for show only, even though none of them realized it at the time.


9 posted on 05/15/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: SunkenCiv

Martinez for Veepee!


10 posted on 05/15/2012 6:40:33 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: svcw; Uncle Sham

“...Rubio was born in Florida and his parents had been naturalized by the time of his birth...”
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From what I have read, his parents were naturalized after his birth.
Do you have different information?


11 posted on 05/15/2012 6:45:09 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: JediJones

Homosexual “marriage” is incompatible with a nation that is based on the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God. We can never allow it 0R THE IDEA TO BE GIVEN TO YOUNG BOYS THAT SODOMY IS “GOOD”. That is the worldview of Afghanis—and the boys can’t wait to have harems. Behaviors are learned and conditioned and habituated in the young.

JUSTICE is incompatible with the idea that there is no Moral Law. That is what homosexual “marriage” embraces—NO SEXUAL MORALITY. It destroys all religions that aren’t Satanic.

That all urges are “EQUAL”. NO. THat destructive behaviors are good???? THAT “LOVE” means to demean the human body with disgusting acts-—to “feel” good and show “love” is absurd and a lie? Sadomasochism next. These people pushing homosexual “marriage” are mentally ill and immoral. Virtue is necessary for Freedom. All Founders knew that—we all did until the Marxists forced radical egalitarianism into the classroom—lying about biology and science—claiming no differences between male and female. Changing words-—”gay”, putting ugly acts with the word “marriage”....Sick.... Rubbish!

This idea that government can promote EVIL as GOOD is EVIL. Virtue is what the government is SUPPOSED to PROMOTE. Sodomy is EVIL AND DYSFUNCTIONAL AND SEXIST. We will get a segregated community like Afghanistan-—and women will be treated as filth if we allow Justice to mean acts of sodomy. The Founders are rolling in their grave at such idiotic ideas—which are the OPPOSITE of RATIONAL which makes it UNJUST.


12 posted on 05/15/2012 6:50:45 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: cripplecreek; GeronL

They don’t care if we hold our noses while voting, just as long as we pull the R lever. Not any more, for me.


13 posted on 05/15/2012 6:51:44 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead its demise.)
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To: GeronL

Romney was probably my last choice, but the fact is no one could beat him. The last two standing were only contending because the better options had faded early. They were not viable options in the general election and were easy prey to Romney’s money. A great candidate could have easily won this primary with such a highlY motivated base desperate for a conservative candidate. No one could pull it off. Romney is the candidate and is now the only one to keep Obama out of the white house after January 2013. Romney has my vote.


14 posted on 05/15/2012 6:53:06 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Repeal The 17th

I had read they were before his birth, but in this article it says he was four.
It is an interesting article about eligibility.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51134


15 posted on 05/15/2012 6:54:44 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw; Uncle Sham

So are you as full of crap about everything else you post as you are at post at #7?


16 posted on 05/15/2012 7:01:29 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: ilgipper

You can vote how you like. I bet 85% or more of FReepers will vote for Romney.

That does not change the fact that he does not embody the values and principles of this website. This website should not endorse or waste its bandwidth campaigning for him. We should expend our energies getting actual conservatives elected to the House and Senate.

The members can still vote the way they want, there is no shortage of pro-Romney comments.

...

I wouldn’t vote for Romney under any circumstance personally.


17 posted on 05/15/2012 7:28:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JediJones

Rubio is pro life.

Marco Rubio Gives Amazingly Powerful Pro-Life Speech

by Steven Ertelt | LifeNews.com | 2/3/12 7

“Sen. Rubio spoke earnestly and eloquently about the evil of abortion, and encouraged the pro-life movement to stay the course,” said Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g05ouBZY6o8


18 posted on 05/15/2012 7:36:53 PM PDT by garjog
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To: ilgipper

“Romney is the candidate and is now the only one to keep Obama out of the white house after January 2013. Romney has my vote.”

Normally I would be so disgusted that I wouldn’t vote for Romney, but Osodoma is such a catastrophic disaster for our nation that we have a patriotic duty to defeat him.


19 posted on 05/15/2012 7:44:09 PM PDT by garjog
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To: GeronL

“If conservatives fold and vote for Romney, the GOPe will know they can do it every time.”

It’s already a done deal, IMO. I wish it were otherwise.


20 posted on 05/15/2012 7:50:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Obama's record is an open charnel pit. Romney's too, but under a whitened sepulchre.)
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To: GeronL
If conservatives fold and vote for Romney, the GOPe will know they can do it every time.

That occurred in 2008 with the nomination of RINO John McCain.

21 posted on 05/15/2012 8:21:52 PM PDT by South40
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To: Uncle Sham

“It’s time to totally clean house when the Constitution is so openly disregarded. Rubio is ineligible to serve as VP or President.”

The Constitution does NOT define “natural born citizen” nor does Emerich de Vattel, who wrote before the founding of the USA.

He described NBC for Switzerland as having two citizen parents, but went on to note other countries held different definitions, notably Britain.

So natural born equals native born, or born to two citizen parents abroad.


22 posted on 05/15/2012 11:57:54 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Uncle Sham

“It’s time to totally clean house when the Constitution is so openly disregarded. Rubio is ineligible to serve as VP or President.”

The Constitution does NOT define “natural born citizen” nor does Emerich de Vattel, who wrote before the founding of the USA.

He described NBC for Switzerland as having two citizen parents, but went on to note other countries held different definitions, notably Britain.

So natural born equals native born, or born to two citizen parents abroad.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 12:06:54 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: JediJones

24 posted on 05/16/2012 5:47:31 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: svcw

“No, he is eligible. Rubio was born in Florida and his parents had been naturalized by the time of his birth.”

That’s a lie.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 9:09:03 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: svcw

The article you submitted is a wacko piece.

I hope no one falls for it.

“For example, John McCain, though born in Panama, is eligible for the presidency, because he became a citizen at birth.”

Totally wrong and a lie. He never was or never will be eligible for the presidency.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: GeronL

“I wouldn’t vote for Romney under any circumstance personally.”

Count me in with you.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 9:19:41 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

I am sorry I don’t think I ever heard Human Events referred to as wacko.
Here is the article if anyone wants to read it.
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=51134


28 posted on 05/16/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Human Events has gone way left.

Many years ago it was a good conservative pulication.

It is no longer.

Stop reading it.

My best regards to you.

And if a called you a liar or something like that, I apologize.


29 posted on 05/16/2012 10:20:09 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: garjog

Don’t let facts get in the way of yet another “Rubio is a RINO” Free Republic screed...


30 posted on 05/16/2012 10:33:21 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Uncle Sham

He was born in Miami.


31 posted on 05/16/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

It was never “conservative”. Human Events is a Libertarian magazine. And Rubio was born in Miami so you’re wrong twice.


32 posted on 05/16/2012 11:24:21 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Perdogg
Martinez for Veepee!

If you are talking about our Susana, I am of a mixed mind. She is conservative, but not all that experienced, especially on a Federal level. That could be a good or a bad thing. I do have a problem picturing her as President. Should she run, expect to have that old chestnut "gravitas" rolled out by the lame stream press.

33 posted on 05/16/2012 11:44:28 AM PDT by Crusher138 ("Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just")
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To: Deb

“...And Rubio was born in Miami so you’re wrong twice.”

And Rubio was born in Miami, but his parents were not U.S. citizens at the time of his birth.

Oh yes. And Human Events was one of Reagan’s favorite reads because it was conservative then.

So you’re wrong twice.


34 posted on 05/16/2012 1:31:57 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Deb
"He was born in Miami."

So. His parents were NOT U.S. citizens at the time of his birth. This makes him native born, not natural born.

35 posted on 05/16/2012 7:41:45 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: truth_seeker
"The Constitution does NOT define “natural born citizen”

The Constitution does not define almost everything it consist of. It used words and terms that had specific meanings to the Founders when they wrote it. Study what natural born citizen meant to THEM in their time rather than what you think it means to you today. In their time, it included the necessity of having been born to citizen parents.

Original intent is premised on the meaning as they saw it then, not as you see it now. They, the founders, take precedent over your flawed opinion. Sorry.

36 posted on 05/16/2012 7:51:26 PM PDT by Uncle Sham
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To: svcw; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued; campaignPete R-CT; fieldmarshaldj

I think his parents were legal resident aliens at the time.

But even if were citizens those people wouldn’t care, haven’t you heard, their current deal is BOTH your parents need to be natural-born too so no matter where Obama was hatched it doesn’t matter.

I have no problem if they would confine their stuff to Obama but when they attack conservative Republicans like Jindal and Rubio I have to call bullcrap and question just what the heck they are thinking (yeah I know “equally defending the constitution”, save it guys, the democrats are laughing at you turning your fire on our own). Doesn’t matter anyway, no court would ever kick Jindal or Rubio out of office. If either is selected and elected they will be VP, period.

It would be amusing if either became President and was a good one to see if anyone would still be whining.


37 posted on 05/17/2012 1:55:40 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: JediJones
Asked if Rubio would make a good vice president, Gingrich responds: “Sure. I think he’d make a good president someday. He’s a very very smart, very competent person.”

Uh oh... Are we to believe that Newt Gingrich, conservative politician and learned academic does not agree with Leo Donofrio on the definition of Natural Born Citizen?

38 posted on 05/17/2012 2:31:28 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Impy

Nice.


39 posted on 05/17/2012 6:31:20 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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