Skip to comments.Will Marco Rubio Be the Last Establishment Man Standing?
Posted on 04/09/2014 10:55:33 AM PDT by C19fan
The prospective Republican presidential primary field can be broken down into three tiers: Theres the tea-party wing, where Sens. Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are already competing for the most conservative voters. Theres the gubernatorial wing, where lesser-known Republicans like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich will be looking to parlay their executive experience into a spot on the national stage.
But most important to the process is the establishment wing, the candidate whom party leaders and donors gravitate toward, usually early on. Despite rumors of their demise, GOP insiders have always played a critical role in Republican presidential nominations and are showing no signs of slowing down for 2016. The establishment gravitated to Mitt Romney not long after his 2008 loss, anointed George W. Bush as the front-runner well before the 2000 presidential campaign began, and shepherded Bob Dole and George H.W. Bush through conservative insurgencies. Despite the presence of social conservatives and tea parties over the years, the Republican Party has tended to rally behind a more moderate contender.
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Oops he was elected in 2010 so in four years.
A lot of that going around...beware of RINOs in Tea Party rhetoric...
“Despite the presence of social conservatives and tea parties over the years, the Republican Party has tended to rally behind a more moderate contender.”
Rand Paul and Ted Cruz are nothing alike
ETD. Perfectly said.
Nah, you were right the first time. He had gone full-throttled overlord-minded sell-out within two years.
They went to different law schools....
He was on FoxNews this morning and still pushing amnesty for illegals.
The subject was JBush’s comment about immigrants loving their families.
Rubio is still the same amnesty pusher as he was months ago.
I don’t think too many of us understand that both Paul and Cruz are squishes on immigration. Unfortunately, every potential Republican nominee we know of today will make a deal of some sort with Democrats on immigration. There is no candidate out there yet that we can really get behind.
His relationship with Schmuck also says a lot about his judgment in selecting allies, all of it bad. Schmuck totally snoockered him and made him like it. Is such a rube really somebody we want going up against the likes of Vlad Putin. Oh, but no problem, Rube can always get the advice of that real genius, John McCain, on any really serious problems.
amnesty Paul wants to dump social issues will not get my vote
ALL RINO Amnesty pushers.
Rice - not that she would run
Rubio has not changed one iota.
He always preached amnesty to large Spanish speaking audiences, those speeches were put up on YouTube, and posters here on this forum linked to them in debates about Rubio.
Now, there were some absolute idiots who refused to digest the implications of that, and it has bitten them in the ass. Unfortunately, there also were and are a lot of posters who come to this forum while working to erase our borders.
Rubio supporters one hundred percent fell into one of those two camps.
rubio and jeb will be competing to see who can lewinski hispanic voters more.
Why is everyone glossing over Rand Paul’s being establishment?
Paul’s early campaigning seems to be focused on his establishment/rino politics.
I’m wondering if Rubio might not be better on the invasion of the US than the other RINOs. He mis-stepped badly, for sure, working with the likes of McCain and Schumer. But since then, he’s been a reliable constitutional conservative.
Please provide a link to Ted Cruz being “squishy” on immigration. Thanks!
I never said or thought Cruz was
I was asking oldhunk, who stated that, and just CCing you since he made the statement to you.
Listen to Cruz discussing an amendment he proposed to Rubio’s bill last year. Then tell me he’s not a squish on the issue.
You don’t realize that LEGAL immigration and ILLEGAL immigration are two different things? Who is your boy?
Sorry, anyone who is proposing to increase legal immigration to provide cheap labor for the likes of Zuckerberg doesn’t get my support. Just another crony capitalist. Cruz also seems willing to give legal status to those already here.
I wish I had someone I could support. I really admire what Scott Walker has accomplished in Wisconsin, but he is also a squish on immigration. The only prominent politician I know of that seems to have it right is Jeff Sessions.
Jeff Sessions is the finest man in Washington.
You do know that not enough of our kids are taking mathematics, engineering, medicine, physics and a thousand other things we need more of in this country to sustain our lead and keep our economy going, right? If there were some large surplus of Americans with degrees in the hard sciences I could see your point, but there isn’t and hasn’t been for many years. Senator Ted Cruz facing that bitter reality doesn’t make him a crony capitalist in any way. I was a recruiter and career counselor for many years. It is what it is. And again, show us where he has indicated an acceptance of amnesty.