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Romney says Rubio is being vetted for No. 2 slot
Reuters ^ | 6/19/12 | John Whitesides & Jackie Frank

Posted on 06/19/2012 6:17:47 PM PDT by Nachum

Republican Mitt Romney said on Tuesday his White House campaign was vetting U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida as a potential vice presidential pick, denying a report that Rubio was not being seriously considered as his running mate. "The story was entirely false, Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process," Romney told reporters outside an ice cream shop in Holland, Michigan, as he wrapped up a five-day, six-state bus tour of battleground states. It was the first time Romney has publicly acknowledged exploring the background of a potential Republican vice presidential

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For all the Rubio fans
1 posted on 06/19/2012 6:18:02 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Just what the GOP, another Amnesty Queen to further depress GOP voter turnout,.


2 posted on 06/19/2012 6:20:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Nachum

Rubio is not a NBC.


3 posted on 06/19/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Nachum

This news should bump Rubio’s numbers at Intrade.

http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/contract/?contractId=743554


4 posted on 06/19/2012 6:24:17 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Good, then when we make a big splash about it, the press can’t say we’re racist any more. They believe that line so much that our response will take them by surprise. But in the end, they’ll still call us racists for calling attention to Obama’s non-NBC status.


5 posted on 06/19/2012 6:26:16 PM PDT by Kevmo (SUCINOFRAGOPWIASS: Shut Up, CINOs; Free Republic Aint a GOP Website. It's A Socon Site.)
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To: Nachum

RINO Romney supports ALL ineligibles INCLUDING the IMAM.

GO ROMNEY.
Give RomneyCARE to all Americans!!!!!


6 posted on 06/19/2012 6:27:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Nachum

If the GOP or Rubio will violate our Constitution for the sake “of the children”, I will become an Independent, anti Republican as well as Democrats, and remain an American. My kids will have no future in this country.


7 posted on 06/19/2012 6:30:03 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Nachum

So much for the natural born citizenship clause.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 6:30:36 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Texas Fossil
The NBC rule ended with Obama's confirmation. Until Obama's impeached for his own citizenship status the new way is the precedence that has been set.

I suspect you are one of those so-called "Birthers". I prefer to call them "Constitutionalists". I agree with what you say about Rubio but the NBC rule went out the window the day Obama moved into the WH.

9 posted on 06/19/2012 6:32:47 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Nachum

The folks at MSNBC will never let Rubio be considered for the post — they will be ALL OVER that whole natural born citizens thing. (It’s in the Constitution, you know — just ask Chris Matthews.)


10 posted on 06/19/2012 6:37:51 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Stepan12

So much for the natural born citizenship clause.
_____________________________________

So much for the Constitution!


11 posted on 06/19/2012 6:45:14 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: Kevmo

Romney and Rubio deserve each other.


12 posted on 06/19/2012 6:47:24 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Nachum

Solidity’s my decision to sit this one out.


13 posted on 06/19/2012 6:48:36 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Haven’t you heard? America has done away with that pesky little requirement.


14 posted on 06/19/2012 6:49:14 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: SoConPubbie

Sorry dude, I’m as anti-illegal immigration as you can get, and I support Rubio. You are throwing up dust against the wind if you think you’re going to get any one else better on the conservative side to support anything differently than what Rubio has on the table.


15 posted on 06/19/2012 6:50:51 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: fatnotlazy

The good thing is it scares the hell out of the media.


16 posted on 06/19/2012 6:51:50 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum
Marco Rubio

born May 28, 1971 in Miami, FL (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Mario Rubio born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.
Oria Garcia born in Cuba, naturalized Nov. 5, 1975.

Parents were NOT US Citizens at the time of his birth (Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Marco Rubio is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.

Marco's status is the same as that of Barry Soetoro, aka Barack Hussein Obama, who is NOT a Natural Born Citizen.

17 posted on 06/19/2012 6:52:26 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Nachum

I won’t vote foe either one of those bastards under any condition!!


18 posted on 06/19/2012 6:54:05 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: SoConPubbie
Just what the GOP, another Amnesty Queen to further depress GOP voter turnout,.

8 years of the Bush con job sham was enough to last me a life time. Not doing that again.

It's clear, the neocons/biggov insiders own the GOP.

19 posted on 06/19/2012 6:58:47 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ASA Vet

Thank you for posting this.


20 posted on 06/19/2012 6:59:31 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: iontheball
"So much for the natural born citizenship clause."

Yeah, go ahead, why don't you read the Constitution and stop mimicking the idiotic drumbeat of the lunatics. You are either a "natural" born citizen, or a "naturalized" citizen. That's it. And until you have a LAW or a COURT ruling to establish a THIRD class of citizenship with it's own separate rights, all you're doing is throwing up mindless speculation.

21 posted on 06/19/2012 6:59:39 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: dragnet2

They will get my vote, but my money will go to support conservative candidates. We need a strong enough conservative house and senate to prevent Mitt and Jose from giving the Rats what they want.


22 posted on 06/19/2012 7:01:45 PM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Nachum

Romney-Rubio.

Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Just how bad can things get in the presidential election this year?


23 posted on 06/19/2012 7:02:29 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: ASA Vet
Does NOT meet the Jus Sanguinis Requirement

Says who?

24 posted on 06/19/2012 7:12:46 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: LibFreeUSA

There are two people who are tons better on this immigration issue than Marco Rubio. Allen West who is unhappy with Romney’s stance this week and Virgil Goode who is for closing the borders, ending the illegal immigration and having a moratorium on legal immigration. That guy is one of us. Vote Virgil Goode 2012.


25 posted on 06/19/2012 7:12:57 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: ASA Vet
"Jus Sanguinis"' a 'foreign' concept of legal guidance for European countries. Nice to see that you use that for U.S. law where it has no bearing on our Constitution and it has no reference in there whatsever. Same like Traitor 'Specter' and his use of "Scottish Law" to give Clintoon a pass.
26 posted on 06/19/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Nachum

Rubio is advocating crime now to justify illegal invasion of our country. I think the Nation has had enough foreign thugs in the White Hut.


27 posted on 06/19/2012 7:18:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Mozilla

Your two people won’t get a squat’s azz of votes for their position, so we will still have a OPEN BORDER situation, while you and those who are holding out for fantasy land keep throwing a monkey wrench to help the RATs continue this debacle. Get your act together. Wise up and stop being so ideologically stuck on a fantasy position that it’s playing right into the hands of the people you hate.


28 posted on 06/19/2012 7:19:03 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Sorry dude, I’m as anti-illegal immigration as you can get, and I support Rubio. You are throwing up dust against the wind if you think you’re going to get any one else better on the conservative side to support anything differently than what Rubio has on the table.

Sorry dude,

But it would seem your principles are more like suggestions, than principles then.
29 posted on 06/19/2012 7:19:18 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Nachum

The guy does not know the difference between ILLEGAL immigrant and LEGAL immigrant. They are all the same to him.


30 posted on 06/19/2012 7:19:44 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: SoConPubbie

Don’t question my principles when yours are based on nothing but speculation. Just because you say it is ‘so’, does not make it ‘so’.


31 posted on 06/19/2012 7:25:26 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: SaraJohnson

Rubio has a plan, and it’s better than anyone’s right now.

I kills me that people can throw stones and call names, and they are more worried about the people already here than the ones crossing into our border every day.


32 posted on 06/19/2012 7:29:28 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: SaraJohnson

Rubio has a plan, and it’s better than anyone’s right now.

I kills me that people can throw stones and call names, and they are more worried about the people already here than the ones crossing into our border every day.


33 posted on 06/19/2012 7:29:37 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Nachum

that is WRONG
Rubio does NOT qualify to be president, so he should NOT be picked for VP

This may just provide cover for Obama


34 posted on 06/19/2012 7:30:07 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tsowellfan

It got ignored, not killed


35 posted on 06/19/2012 7:31:23 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

Rubio has a LOT of support from Cubans in Florida, but in general other Hispanics in that state can’t stand him. I hope Romney’s vetting is thorough in analyzing Rubio’s ability to deliver Florida, or not...


36 posted on 06/19/2012 7:37:25 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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To: LibFreeUSA

It pains me when foreign hyphenated idenity politicans advocate for the interests of foreigners at the cost of Americans and the US. We can’t really afford any more treason in the White Hut.

He’s the one who said he would break into our country, too, if he wanted our money - not me. He’s a thug.


37 posted on 06/19/2012 7:40:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Nachum

both of rubio’s parents were still cuban citizens when he was born in miami.

he is a citizen, but not a natural born citizen.

therefore, he is not eligible to assume the office of the president, which is the main function of the VP


38 posted on 06/19/2012 7:43:49 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Nachum

If you want to lose the election Mittens then pick Marco.


39 posted on 06/19/2012 7:44:59 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Nachum

Hey Guys, give this a whirl..
Maybe Obama changed the illigal immigrant policy for Hispanics for a different reason than we thought....? Maybe it wasn’t to get illegal votes (I crack myself up on that one).

Maybe it was a calculated move to undercut the effect Rubio’s selection as a VP candidate would have with the Latino/Hispanic community....? Maybe it’s not about the fraudulent votes (ok, I’ll stop).. Maybe it’s about Obama fearing the power of Rubio on the ticket.....

whaddya think?


40 posted on 06/19/2012 7:45:52 PM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: yldstrk
This may just provide cover for Obama

You mean John Boehner may have to stop pursuing the questions about Obama's citizenship?

41 posted on 06/19/2012 7:46:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: Nachum

Awesome! So just like mclame named Sarah Palin a couple of years before she had achieved a solid record and soley to
save his sorry ass, i guess Romney can choose Rubio for the
same selfish reasons.

I believe Sarah Palin, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan have the potential to be real long-term leaders in powerful pos-
itions, but timing matters.

They are all leaders now, of course- but I want MORE!!

Hopefully, lots of lessons were learned from all the back-
stabbing and undermining of Sarah Palin. That mustn’t happen
again


42 posted on 06/19/2012 7:54:44 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: LibFreeUSA

The Leftist version.

Sorry dude, I’m as anti-illegal immigration as you can get, and I support Obama. You are throwing up dust against the wind if you think you’re going to get any one else better on the Leftist side to support anything differently than what Romney has on the table.


43 posted on 06/19/2012 8:01:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: DoughtyOne

You support Obama?


44 posted on 06/19/2012 8:02:27 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: LibFreeUSA
Don’t question my principles when yours are based on nothing but speculation. Just because you say it is ‘so’, does not make it ‘so’.

Yea, why would we let the statements of both Romney and Rubio on Obama's latest action on Illegal Immigration get in the way of you believing what you want to believe about both.
45 posted on 06/19/2012 8:06:41 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: austinaero

think ya might have something there...


46 posted on 06/19/2012 8:11:43 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: tsowellfan

ha ha


47 posted on 06/19/2012 8:13:08 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

Hussein is going to win and Romney is going to lose.


48 posted on 06/19/2012 8:18:59 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Nachum

This would be a dream ticket....”RINO-rino 2012”


49 posted on 06/19/2012 8:21:05 PM PDT by GR_Jr. (Vote Obama out now.....deal with Romney later.)
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To: LibFreeUSA; Mozilla

So far my write-in presidential ballot is blank, as in zip.

Many are voting out of frustration (with all those who caved to Romney for paying off their campaign debt) for Ron Paul.

The guy stayed and stood, is indebted to no one and still is the only one standing who has the monkey wrench to throw at the RNC for the cram down primary and for at least making an effort to try for a convention conversation rather than a convention coronation.

The RNC needs to be out of Washington to represent the people, rather than throwing in years in advance with the Establishment to elevate, fund, and support some RINO nominee.

All I know for sure is that the convention is the last voice of the grassroots to influence the RNC for 4-8 years.

We need to be heard there, but given that the RNC get our vote no matter their pressure, tactics and cherry picking, maybe the convention is now a waste of time.

We cave at their behest anyway. Over and over. Without fail.


50 posted on 06/19/2012 8:22:52 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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