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Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio
ABC News ^ | June 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:26 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa

Jeb Bush gave an impassioned endorsement of fellow Floridian Marco Rubio, advising Mitt Romney to pick him as his running mate and describing him as “the most articulate conservative elected official on the scene today,” and even spoke of the “great pride” he has for the U.S. senator from his home state.

“Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose in an interview that aired on his PBS show Thursday evening. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift the spirits of the campaign and provide some energy. Governor Romney is running a very good campaign right now and closed the gap and leading in some polls, but I think this would be an added bonus.”

In the wide ranging hour long interview that aired in parts Thursday morning on CBS’ “This Morning” and then in its entirety Thursday evening on PBS, Bush said Rubio has had enough preparation to be “one heartbeat away from the presidency” despite being a first term senator.

“Look he has more experience than Barack Obama had when he ran,” Bush said. “And the practical experience — he’s certainly got the intelligent acumen and fortitude to be a good president and I have a special place in my heart for him. It’s hard to describe the pride I have for his incredible success and how he has moved in to the job of being a U.S. senator with humility, not trying to be an arrogant guy, to learn the trade if you will. And people in Washington really admire him.”

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 12thamendment; birther; bush; cfr; coverforobama; fl; florida; globalist; ineligible; iranwarprusher; jeb; jebbush; moonbatbirther; no; norubio; notnbc; notqualified; novp; nwo; rubio
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The "Rubio is not qualified because he is not a Natural Born Citizen" folks, here on FR, need to get that word to Jeb Bush because apparently, he doesn't know it. Come to think of it, Marco Rubio must not know it either or he would remove his name from consideration. Come on anti-Rubio FReepers; do your job. Let Jeb and Marco know that Marco isn't qualified. (Is this where I insert the "sarcasm" emblem? [/sarc] )
1 posted on 06/11/2012 3:55:37 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Shut. Up. RINO. Go Away.


2 posted on 06/11/2012 4:01:03 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
Jeb was a really good Governor for Florida, he really was. But he needs to keep his nose out of it. Rubio has a very bright future in Conservative politics if he stays the course and doesn't start to pander to the beleif that we should ‘compromise’ with liberals.

I hope that he isn't inclined to accept if Romney offers. He has his own path to greatness.

3 posted on 06/11/2012 4:03:21 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

actually Rubio is not as bad as Mittens....

and it is a smart political move....a florida born, Cuban Hispanic...he could give the party a strong Hispanic vote this november....

let it be known I am NOT hispanic(though my 2 nieces and a nephew are 1/2 hispanic) dispite my name....Vaquero is what I shoot...Cowboy(the translation) is what I aspire to at the range.


4 posted on 06/11/2012 4:13:49 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Two wrongs do n ot make a right. Not eligible. Next.

Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough. More than enough.


5 posted on 06/11/2012 4:17:41 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

As much as I like Rubio, because his parents were not citizens until after he was born, he has the same disqualification as Obama does to be president. Neither satisfy the “natural born” clause.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 4:18:15 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Jeb was a good governor but now acts primarily as a weather vane.
Seriously, if Jeb picks Rubio, you pretty much know the direction NOT to go.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 4:20:16 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: exit82

Stay out da Bushes.
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OH MY GOD!!! I cannot believe that a FReeper is quoting Jesse Jackson to validate his point.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 4:21:50 AM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: exit82
Two wrongs do n ot make a right. Not eligible. Next. Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough. More than enough.
Agreed, and agreed.

I really wish Rubio would man up and put a stop to all this speculation with a simple statement, "I am not eligible, period."

And I wish every Bush would STFU.

9 posted on 06/11/2012 4:23:24 AM PDT by samtheman
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Why not? Even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then.

Jesse was right when he said it, and it still holds true.

Terry Schiavo agrees.


10 posted on 06/11/2012 4:24:10 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: theBuckwheat

obama created precedent for future president. All you need is to be born in the US. If they disqualify Rubio, then they automatically disqualify every law obama passed. I highly doubt that will happen, so rubio is safe to run


11 posted on 06/11/2012 4:31:06 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: pistolpackinpapa
The entire Bush family needs to just go away and shut their mouths. Their first two pathetic presidencies led to the Clinton's and now the Marxist foreigner.

The Bushes need to go away and not return.

12 posted on 06/11/2012 4:31:29 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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To: pistolpackinpapa

the Rubio camp DOES know he isn’t eligible as i spent 15 minutes on the phone talking with a staffer explaining, in excruciatingly plain language, that anyone having one or more foreign citizen parents at birth is a citizen... but CANNOT be a natural born citizen as they can also be a citizen of another country

the term, natural born citizen, means someone is a citizen NATURALLY ... as there are no alternatives.

this is a very simple concept ... that has been in use since long before the founders used it in the Constitution

additionally, the Rubio camp could reject any such offer... and follow it up with a ‘teachable’ moment to explain on a national stage the simplistic reason why he cannot accept any such honor

in so doing, he would show that upholding the Constitution (ie: the foundation of all law in the US) is the utmost priority in a nation of laws


13 posted on 06/11/2012 4:33:56 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

I really don’t care what Jeb Bush has to say.

We have had enough Bush’s.

Especially enough Barbara Bush.


14 posted on 06/11/2012 4:34:07 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: OldMissileer
The entire Bush family needs to just go away and shut their mouths

They still haven't learned --making nice nice with Clinton and Obama and the democrats
15 posted on 06/11/2012 4:44:09 AM PDT by uncbob
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Besides the birth issue, Rubio is a moron and can’t take care of his own finances, much less the countries. Hell, his home was foreclosed on and has a negative net worth. His credit is worse than mine..


16 posted on 06/11/2012 4:44:56 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: exit82

Rubio is planning to grant himself amnesty. That’s how he rolls.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 4:45:33 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Who to pick ???

Obama whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

Or Romney whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

and Rubio whose father was born in another country and not a naturalized American citizen when he was born...

Does TWO non-citizen fathers hold more weight ???

Is that closer to an NBC ???


18 posted on 06/11/2012 4:47:18 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: samtheman; exit82; carriage_hill

My, my. Aren’t we cranky bright and early this morning. Did you guys wake up on the wrong side of the bed this morning or did you just not get any last night? Get rid of the tension.


19 posted on 06/11/2012 4:58:05 AM PDT by no dems (TED CRUZ: A PROVEN CONSERVATIVE FOR U.S. SENATE FROM TEXAS.)
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To: 4rcane
I agree he is ineligible, but this is why i would want him on the ticket. To point out that Obama is also ineligible.
20 posted on 06/11/2012 4:59:18 AM PDT by st.eqed
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