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McCain: 'Foolish' to write off Rubio as 2016 contender
The Hill ^ | July 23, 2013 | Justin Sink

Posted on 07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT by maggief

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said it would be "foolish" to write of Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-Fla.) presidential chances, despite the hit absorbed by the Florida lawmaker from conservatives upset with his championing of a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

Rubio and McCain served as two of the primary GOP negotiators in the Senate's "Gang of Eight," which crafted the upper chamber's bipartisan reform bill.

“I think it’s just foolish,” McCain told The Arizona Republic in an interview Friday. “I’m not endorsing anyone, but I can tell you Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle. And if we pass immigration reform, which is certainly not clear, he would get enormous credit for it.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Florida
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1 posted on 07/23/2013 7:17:48 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Dementia is not a pretty thing to behold.


2 posted on 07/23/2013 7:19:13 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: maggief

Ted Cruz ping.

Scr@w Rubio, and McCain both.


3 posted on 07/23/2013 7:19:35 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: maggief

I’ve seen Rubio’s true colors. No thanks. Not now. Not ever.


4 posted on 07/23/2013 7:20:27 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: maggief

That settle it. McInsane supports Rubio?

I’m DEFINITELY against Marco now. No doubt.


5 posted on 07/23/2013 7:20:43 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: maggief

So McCain told Rubio that backing immigration reform would get McCain’s support in 2016.
How much you want to bet it was Harry Reid who suggested it to McCain?


6 posted on 07/23/2013 7:20:56 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: maggief
With a McCain endorsement things will get better for candidate Rubio? ? ?
7 posted on 07/23/2013 7:21:06 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: maggief

McCain and Rubio, both the same kind of “maverick”.

No, Thanks!


8 posted on 07/23/2013 7:21:44 AM PDT by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: 2001convSVT

John McCain is a collaborator.


9 posted on 07/23/2013 7:22:06 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: maggief

It is more foolish to consider McDork to be a sentient human being.

Between he and Jimmuh Carter, Annapolis has a lot to answer for.


10 posted on 07/23/2013 7:22:33 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: maggief

McCain support is like the final nail in Rubio’s coffin.

Rubio attached himself to losers and now he becomes one of them. Bad choice, Mr Rubio.


11 posted on 07/23/2013 7:22:47 AM PDT by dforest (I have now entered the Twilight Zone.)
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To: maggief
McCain should shut up!

It's obvious he has fallen off on the left side of the fence he has straddled for years!!!

12 posted on 07/23/2013 7:22:55 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: maggief
McCain = MotorMouth365
exponential notation

13 posted on 07/23/2013 7:23:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: Da Coyote

Great point. I’ll bet there’s two they wish they had ash canned in their freshman year.


14 posted on 07/23/2013 7:24:28 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: maggief

The dems need to place a sign on Rubio FOR RENT AS NEEDED.


15 posted on 07/23/2013 7:26:16 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: maggief

16 posted on 07/23/2013 7:26:36 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: maggief

I sure am getting worn thin by these pretentious lectures from Captain Queeg.


17 posted on 07/23/2013 7:27:05 AM PDT by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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To: maggief

McCain giving advice causes a 180 degree response.


18 posted on 07/23/2013 7:28:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: maggief

McCain keeps hitting high flying fouls balls and running the bases as though they are home runs. The libs and media cheer him on.


19 posted on 07/23/2013 7:28:11 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: maggief

Well now we know what they bought Rubio with.....


20 posted on 07/23/2013 7:28:34 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: maggief

Rubio kissed the puppy’s butt, when he began with his ‘immigration reform’ nonsense.


21 posted on 07/23/2013 7:29:19 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: maggief
This is the moron McCain that said a coup;e days ago that we need to get rid of ‘stand your ground’ laws.

I wish whatever that growth is that is eating his head would hurry up and finish the job. It is obvious that it already ate his brain.

22 posted on 07/23/2013 7:29:34 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: maggief; FReepers; Patriots; FRiends




"Marco Rubio is an articulate spokesperson for what conservatives believe in, in principle."

"And if we pass immigration reform, which is certainly not clear, he would get enormous credit BLAME for it.”

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23 posted on 07/23/2013 7:30:09 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: maggief
I agree, we need to encourage him to run....

Along with Jeb, Christie, Paul Ryan, and any other RINO who thinks it's their turn: Get them to run all the way to the end, dividing the RINO vote until we get a conservative nominee.

Works for me.

24 posted on 07/23/2013 7:30:27 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: maggief
Will someone please point out to me what benefits McCain provides to the Republican party, and to conservatives? Maybe he votes ‘conservative’ on issues with little overall impact (e.g. voting for a conservative-type measure that has little to no chance of passing; or voting for a conservative bill that was going to pass no matter what he did), and this provides him with some measure of ‘conservative’ voting relevance.

Seems to me, however, that every really important big issue in which the outcome is unclear McCain thwarts the Republicans and particularly the conservatives.

25 posted on 07/23/2013 7:30:49 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: maggief

Translation: We’re grooming him to be the next me or Mitt Romney, and as a backup in case our preferred Jeb Bush or Chris Christie don’t get traction.


26 posted on 07/23/2013 7:31:03 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: maggief
A McCain endorsement is the kiss of death.
27 posted on 07/23/2013 7:32:24 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: Lakeshark

I wouldn’t put Paul Ryan in that group.


28 posted on 07/23/2013 7:33:53 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: maggief

We were ‘foolish’ to run you for President, McLame


29 posted on 07/23/2013 7:34:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Beagle8U

I agree.

Ryan may be a good guy.


30 posted on 07/23/2013 7:35:05 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: maggief

Well, we hated McLame even more than Rubio, and yet the elites were able to rig a nomination for him. So he may have a point.


31 posted on 07/23/2013 7:36:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: maggief

McCain killed Rubio’s chances!


32 posted on 07/23/2013 7:37:27 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: maggief

An anti-endorsement from McCain. He doesn’t care who the next POTUS is, as long as it is a liberal RINO or a Democrat.


33 posted on 07/23/2013 7:37:51 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: maggief
If McLame had a son, he'd look like Rubio....

I'll pass, thanks.

34 posted on 07/23/2013 7:38:12 AM PDT by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: Beagle8U

I haven’t seen Ryan make the correct stand on anything!


35 posted on 07/23/2013 7:38:36 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: maggief

As though the moribund GOP should take the advice of this loser.


36 posted on 07/23/2013 7:39:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: maggief

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

**** you and him, John.


37 posted on 07/23/2013 7:40:14 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Beagle8U
Oh really?

The House version of Marco Rubio, the one pushing amnesty as a good thing, the one who holds out hope for democrats of passing this bill? The one who says the bill will help our economy? That Paul Ryan?

He's so severely conservative I wouldn't think of it....

:-)

38 posted on 07/23/2013 7:40:36 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: Beagle8U

I would.

Paul Ryan is a treacherous, little worm just like almost every single other republicrap.


39 posted on 07/23/2013 7:41:34 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: PhiloBedo

McCain...Foolish. The first two words in that headline say it all!


40 posted on 07/23/2013 7:43:07 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: maggief
You can judge a man by the company he keeps.


(Who want's to guess what Schumer is thinking?)
41 posted on 07/23/2013 7:45:38 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: maggief
McCainiac is whistling past the graveyard with this BS.

Marco has already started lying low to avoid anymore damage from this ridiculous sellout bill. As THE person most visibly in support of this on the TV and radio talkshows it is very telling that he was a no-show at a meeting yesterday to discuss how to get the House to do something on this turd piece of legislation.

Guess Marco has read the handwriting on the wall: Mene, Mene, Tekel, UpyoursRubio.

Only future for him in politics is if the Dry Tortugas has a mayor.

42 posted on 07/23/2013 7:46:30 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: maggief

Who let McCain out of the home?


43 posted on 07/23/2013 7:50:47 AM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: Lakeshark
I guess I hadn’t heard that about him. OK, toss him in that same bucket of rotten fish.
44 posted on 07/23/2013 7:52:46 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Lakeshark

Oh, Juan the puppet master....get your hand out of the rube’s azzzz..... you’re on your own. Rube doesn’t stand a chance at even being senator again, and if the citizens of Arizona have any sense at all, neither do you.


45 posted on 07/23/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Beagle8U

Tis unfortunate to have to put him in the rotten fsih bucket, he once was a decent hope for conservatives. He’s more than a disappointment lately, he’s off the reservation. First Rubio, then Ryan. It’s like they’ve all gone mad......


46 posted on 07/23/2013 7:58:39 AM PDT by Lakeshark (KILL THE BILL! CALL. FAX. WRITE)
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To: maggief

“Foolish” is listening to anything that comes out of McCain’s mouth.


47 posted on 07/23/2013 7:59:28 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: maggief

Well, Mc. He may contend, but he won’t win.

You know how that is.


48 posted on 07/23/2013 8:03:47 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: lonestar

It’s certainly a fact that the old guard thinks they shouldn’t even have to run for re-election. Just like Arlin Specter.


49 posted on 07/23/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: dforest
Rubio attached himself to losers and now he becomes one of them.

Time to fold your tent Mr Rubio, the fat lady is singing.

50 posted on 07/23/2013 8:12:47 AM PDT by TYVets
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