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Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney at RNC
St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Richard Danielson

Posted on 08/14/2012 2:30:27 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

TAMPA — In a showcase role on his party's biggest stage, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will introduce Mitt Romney for his speech to accept the nomination for president on the last night of the Republican National Convention.

It is an introduction aimed at giving Romney a boost from a rising star in a must-win state, but it will almost certainly further enhance Rubio's standing, too.

....The GOP expects the audience to be huge. Four years ago, Sen. John McCain's acceptance speech drew 38.9 million viewers nationwide, a figure that approaches the viewership of the opening ceremonies at the London Olympics and is similar to the Oscars.

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus called the senator "without a doubt one of America's most dynamic and inspiring leaders."

"It is fitting that he will take on such an important role at our convention in his home state," Priebus said. "Throughout his career, he has shown true dedication to constitutional principles, fiscal responsibility and free enterprise. As the son of immigrants, he has witnessed the promise of the American Dream firsthand and has worked to secure that promise for future generations."

In a statement of his own released through the RNC, Rubio said he's confident Romney and Ryan will "restore great leadership to our country."

"Future generations of Americans depend on the hard work we will do in the weeks and months ahead," he said. "I know that together we will be successful in changing Washington and putting leaders in place who are committed to creating more jobs and opportunities for our people."....

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; election2012; fl; florida; gopconvention; marcorubio; romneyryan2012; tampaconvention
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1 posted on 08/14/2012 2:30:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Kind of like the Jimi Hendrix Experience being the warm up band for The Monkees.
2 posted on 08/14/2012 2:56:44 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("Not voting for Ryan? Obama love you long time.")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So is Rubio a traitor or can he clearly see that America needs to dump Obama?


3 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:57 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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Florida is a must win. Hope Rubio can do a lot of good there...


4 posted on 08/14/2012 3:05:10 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm not being rude to you, CW, but who gives a rip who introduces that statist, homosexualist, abortionist, gun-grabbing, social corporatist?

Really, who gives a rip who introduces ANY politician!

But....a radical liberal.

He should be introduced by Benito Mussolini's dead carcass.

5 posted on 08/14/2012 3:28:38 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

Unreal how filled w hate you Obama sycophants are.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 3:32:15 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Happy Rain

LOLOLOLOL! THAT was funny!


7 posted on 08/14/2012 3:33:07 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The GOP convention is turning into a RINO romp.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 3:33:25 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: GlockThe Vote

It’s not personal, GV, it’s business.

Romney is a lying, statist, homosexualist, abortionist, gun-grabbing, social corporatist


9 posted on 08/14/2012 3:37:52 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins
It’s not personal, GV, it’s business.

No. It's liberal-vitriol and hate.

10 posted on 08/14/2012 3:56:04 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I don’t want to hear Romney’s BS. Why can’t they bring out Newt and John King for a repeat performance?!


11 posted on 08/14/2012 4:02:46 AM PDT by albie
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To: GlockThe Vote
RomneyBOTs are proOBAMA.

Always have been. Always will be.

Did you send Obama pizza, like Mr. RomneyCARE?
Did you defend Obama on TARP, like Mr. RomneyCARE?
Did you defend Obama on TARP, like Mr. RomneyCARE?
Did you defend Obama on his absent docs, like Mr. RomneyCARE?

12 posted on 08/14/2012 4:13:49 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: xzins

For me it is personal. My business, my clients’ businesses, their clients’ businesses, will not survive four more years of this.

You can take your religious lithmus tests, desire to be goverened by a Pastor in Chief, and stick it.

I know what Romney is, but he will not scare business and the economy.


13 posted on 08/14/2012 4:17:22 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Happy Rain

... or Davy Jones, or Donnie and Marie or maybe the entire Partridge Family. RINOPALOOZER!

LLS


14 posted on 08/14/2012 4:23:27 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Woohoo! First Christie, now Rubio! RINOS on parade!


15 posted on 08/14/2012 4:27:32 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: xzins

16 posted on 08/14/2012 4:32:57 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: xzins
Isn't that meme getting a little old...everybody knows what Romney is...but he has picked a VP who is a great conservative in Ryan to reach out to conservatives...

All you hate Romney guys are suppressing the GOP vote and ultimately supporting Obama

We all understand your position...now can you just shut up about it...?

I am holding my nose and voting for Romney for one reason alone...I cannot look in grandchildren in the eye and think I helped even in a small way to deny them a full life of freedom liberty and peace from tyranny coming with a another four years of the POS Marxist in office

17 posted on 08/14/2012 4:35:07 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Diogenesis

....”We’ve got to step up our game and mobilize our supporters — starting right now.

Donate $3 or right now to help us rally our base around President Obama’s agenda >>

Listen to what one Republican supporter said about Paul Ryan: “I love him...He’s going to excite the Tea Party and get them on board...”

We can’t let the Republicans claim the momentum. Donate $3 or whatever you can:

http://dccc.org/Stand-With-President-Obama

Thanks,....”

http://washingtonexaminer.com/new-obama-panic-romney-crowd-sizes/article/2504781


18 posted on 08/14/2012 4:41:42 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Birthers in 3...2...1...


19 posted on 08/14/2012 4:55:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I can hear it now..........

We wuvv the Mehhiccans, we WUVV the Mehhiccans....

Let’s us all IMPORT MORE AND MORE MEHHICCANS so they can help elect more Dhimmocrats!


20 posted on 08/14/2012 5:08:06 AM PDT by Flintlock (-THE TRUTH--It's the NEW hate speech.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Marco Rubio to introduce Mitt Romney at RNC

"Say 'allo to my leetle friend..."

21 posted on 08/14/2012 5:48:16 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: raybbr

It is liberal for me to say Romney is a liberal when Romney is a liberal?

You’re not thinking clearly this morning.


22 posted on 08/14/2012 5:57:34 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: GlockThe Vote
statist, homosexualist, abortionist, gun-grabbing, social corporatist

That is not a religious litmus test, GV. It's a conservative litmus test.

23 posted on 08/14/2012 6:01:02 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
Benito Mussolini

24 posted on 08/14/2012 6:11:13 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins

From what I can tell you think everyone is a liberal. Other than Goode (who grew up a liberal) who do you believe is not a liberal?


25 posted on 08/14/2012 6:22:51 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: xzins
You meant to post these images:


26 posted on 08/14/2012 6:24:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: raybbr

Jim Robinson


27 posted on 08/14/2012 6:34:59 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I believe they have Obama wrong. Barack Obama is a communist of the corporate state variety.

He believes in state ownership of corporations, a centralized leadership, a planned economy, and an eventual one world government.

In our current system, he is forced to operate on a crony system, but the government ownership of billions in GM stock is a textbook example of corporate communism (as practiced in China).

So, your bottom picture should be of Mao or Deng and not of some Aryan Nazi.


28 posted on 08/14/2012 6:59:26 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

John McCain had an acceptance speech four years ago? I never noticed. I was listening to the second-in-command.


29 posted on 08/14/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


30 posted on 08/14/2012 7:21:55 AM PDT by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: xzins

You make the common mistake of thinking there is a difference between communism and fascism.


31 posted on 08/14/2012 7:57:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Rubio is the obvious choice, particularly considering that the convention is in Florida.


32 posted on 08/14/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by Skulllspitter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

There is a difference between communism and fascism. In one the government owns the means of production, and in the other the government teams with the means of production.

Romney is a social corporatist teamed with the financial elite, and Obama is a communist who sees himself at an intermediate stage of communism acting as a socialist manipulating the means and people of production.

Romney is also a 3rd way advocate who tries to prevent social/moral issues from interfering with his politics, Rove et al. Rather than hiding conservative social views, Romney, however, tries to hide liberal/statist views: abortion, homosexualism, gun control, etc.

CW, we teamed very well over Rick Perry, whose pro-life views were acceptable to me.

I can’t support Romney, so I’ve gone to find the most conservative candidate running, and that is Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.

I will vote up and down the ticket only for social/fiscal conservatives.


33 posted on 08/14/2012 8:23:01 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: xzins
As you've been here since '98 you know these key speaker announcements are "news" now as it was every other election cycle.

That's ok, that's now what you're complaining about because you're a troll for Mr. Goode.

You attack Romney as a "homosexualist" when your man Virgil thanked in the credits of a homosexual film, "Eden's Curve," featuring his press secretary and for which he helped secure a HUD grant.

Tax dollars for the homosexual agenda is A-OK with you if it helps Obama defeat Romney. I smell hypocrisy.

Goode donated $500 to Ron Paul's presidential campaign and he served in the House Liberty Caucus organized by that arch-conservative Ron Paul. /s

Virgil Goode has you good and fooled. He's a master of that having moved to his fourth party affiliation yet been elected as a member of the prior three.

34 posted on 08/14/2012 10:36:12 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Election night is 84 days away.)
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To: newzjunkey; Jim Robinson; P-Marlowe; SoConPubbie; cripplecreek
You attack Romney as a "homosexualist" when your man Virgil thanked in the credits of a homosexual film, "Eden's Curve," featuring his press secretary and for which he helped secure a HUD grant.

Simply not true.

Goode dredged up money to help restore a landmark theater in a Virginia town. He is no more responsible for what shows in it than is Showcase for showing "Brokeback Mountain". Even the director thought it "cute" that he put Goode's name in the credits.

That's just about the silliest twisted accusation that I've ever heard.

Goode was part of the Liberty Caucus regarding finances. As you well know he voted for the resolutions on both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Incidentally, he is not now a republican because the pubbies jerked their support when he refused to back TARP.

I like Ryan a lot...any other year I'd be ecstatic...but even Ryan forsook his principles on TARP. Nonetheless, he is the replacement president should anything happen to the president.

Except for that, though, Romney will shove Ryan under the bus after the election faster than Bill did Monica.

35 posted on 08/14/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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To: newzjunkey

Besides, your vote doesn’t count anyway. You’re from California. You have absolutely no good reason to vote for an abortionist, statist health care, homosexualist, gun-grabbing, social corporatist.


36 posted on 08/14/2012 10:55:57 AM PDT by xzins (Vote Goode Not Evil: The lesser of 2 evils is still evil!)
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37 posted on 08/14/2012 1:31:19 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: RedMDer

Please Donate!

38 posted on 08/14/2012 1:36:06 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Timber Rattler
Woohoo! First Christie, now Rubio! RINOS on parade!

My thoughts exactly. It's a RINO love fest including their gay log cabin homos & lezzies. A festivus of frolicing & basking in the glow of GOP-elitists & RINOs.

I think I can handle the obese fat tub of lard, Chris Christy, cause at least he will bash (I think) 0dumb0 and the demoRATs on this night (I hope). Mario Rubio OTOH, is such a sniveling, pandering, pro-amnesty, michelle bachmann bashing, POS that I cannot listen or tune into him. And then seeing flip flop Romney standing up with his plastic smile and accepting the nominction as RINO, I can't do it. I will vote for ABO, but that's the most I will do for Mitt. Instead I will financially contribute to Michelle Bachmann, and a few other conservative senators, reps, and conservative state candidates -- but no RINOs period.

Mitt wanted this, he & his surrogates including McQueeg bashed & dissed & undermined Sarah Palin and conservatives, so lets see how Mitt & Ryan handle the no-holds barred assult from 0dumb0 & his media surrogates. I believe Paul Ryan will do ok, but Mitt is like GW Bush.... bashes conservatives & patriots, and then allows the liberal dems & Odumb0 to bash him with very little if any comeback.

There are 50 things every day that Mitt should be bashing 0dumb0 on! Instead?....very little.

39 posted on 08/14/2012 3:18:20 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Christie and Rubio. What a disappointment.


40 posted on 08/14/2012 3:21:39 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: onyx

41 posted on 08/14/2012 3:45:49 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

38.9 million viewers watched McCain’s speech wow. I will not be watching any of Romney’s RINO rump wrangling love fest. If there is a particular speech there is the internet and many blogs will stream them.
If you feel strongly about Mittens don’t watch his love fest, if you’re in a Red state vote Goode or Johnson. If you live in a swing state put on a HazMat suit and clothes pin your nose and vote Mittens.
Obama must be defeated at all cost.


42 posted on 08/14/2012 9:35:19 PM PDT by WilliamRobert (conservatism is a lifestyle)
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Wonder if he’ll praise the Dreamers??/


43 posted on 08/14/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

How is preventing many prominent conservatives from speaking at the ‘12 GOP Convention a good thing, overall, for: conservatives, conservatism, and Mitt Romney? Angering enough conservative voters may end up preventing Mitt Romney from, actually, winning the general election, this November.


44 posted on 08/15/2012 12:45:40 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is GREAT!


45 posted on 08/15/2012 12:53:35 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: xzins

Really! They act like they are some damn celebrities......and here’s the cult leader all you godless creatures have been waiting for - hold you applause - JUST BOW!


46 posted on 08/15/2012 5:57:59 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rcrngroup

” Mario Rubio OTOH, is such a sniveling, pandering, pro-amnesty, michelle bachmann bashing, POS that I cannot listen or tune into him.”

Neither can I.


47 posted on 08/15/2012 11:44:51 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That is the best news! Marco is 'electric'. He is also, most critically; by his moral lights and love for America; an authentic patriot.
48 posted on 08/15/2012 5:09:43 PM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: xzins
So Marco Rubio should go 'under the bus' because the nominee is Romney? We should abandon our best 'speakers/our best hope for the future of our Party. . .because; we 'lost' and 'got' Romney?

There IS a bigger picture here; not that you seem to care; but 'your choice'; but certainly makes the job of creating fertile 'ground' for better Repubs to rise in leadership; so as to carry America forward; a much more challenging task.

49 posted on 08/15/2012 5:19:17 PM PDT by cricket (http://voteron2012.com/)
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To: Popman
All you hate Romney guys are suppressing the GOP vote

No they aren't.

NOTHING can suppress the GOP vote this election.

50 posted on 08/15/2012 5:29:44 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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