Skip to comments.Jeb Bush Says Mitt Romney Should Pick Marco Rubio
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 hes certainly got the intelligent acumen and fortitude to be a good president and I have a special place in my heart for him. Its 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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Shut. Up. RINO. Go Away.
I hope that he isn't inclined to accept if Romney offers. He has his own path to greatness.
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.
Two wrongs do n ot make a right. Not eligible. Next.
Stay out da Bushes.Two was enough. More than enough.
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.
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.
Stay out da Bushes.
OH MY GOD!!! I cannot believe that a FReeper is quoting Jesse Jackson to validate his point.
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.
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.
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
The Bushes need to go away and not return.
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
I really don’t care what Jeb Bush has to say.
We have had enough Bush’s.
Especially enough Barbara Bush.
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..
Rubio is planning to grant himself amnesty. That’s how he rolls.
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 ???
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.