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To: Drew68

The loonies who think that Rubio doesn’t qualify are out in force, obviously not realizing that precedent is all and several of our former presidents (and in fact, possibly Romney himself) would not qualify under their bizarre self-appointed standards.

Leaving that aside, I hope Romney doesn’t suggest Rubio, because Rubio needs to move away from Romney and get back to his conservative roots. Rubio is a great speaker and an extremely intelligent man, and I think he will be our President someday unless Bambi leaves the country in ashes.

However, Rubio has been getting more and more Establishment, and I think this is both a betrayal of the people who worked for and elected him, and a betrayal of his own principles in the interest of being more acceptable to the “mainstream” GOP. I hope he gets back to his conservative roots.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 5:30:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Leaving that aside, I hope Romney doesn’t suggest Rubio, because Rubio needs to move away from Romney and get back to his conservative roots.

I no longer believe Rubio is the shoe-in I previously thought he was. I'm starting to think he'll pick Bob McDonnell. Romney absolutely needs to win Florida and Virginia. I think he'll win Florida regardless of who's on the ticket and I don't think Rubio will help him pick up any Hispanic voters other than Cubans who were already going to vote for him. He's in a tight race in Virginia with Virgil Goode serving as spoiler and Gov. McDonnell might help push him over the top in this "must have" state.

All this being said, Rubio is indeed eligible for the presidency despite the birther clown car arriving on every thread with his name in the title to spew their losing nonsense.

48 posted on 06/19/2012 6:08:36 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: livius

“The loonies who think that Rubio doesn’t qualify are out in force”

Their posts are equivalent to the AIDS denialism threads that occasionally pop up. Wish there was an efficient means on FR of ignoring such post pollution.


79 posted on 06/20/2012 3:30:46 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: livius
several of our former presidents (and in fact, possibly Romney himself) would not qualify under their bizarre self-appointed standards

Corruption, error, and malfeasance are not precedential.

Chester Arthur is the only "doubtful" President under the eligibility clause. If you have another candidate, trot him out.

86 posted on 06/20/2012 4:45:07 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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