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Marco Rubio: Why, yes, I am ready to be president (Watch Video)
Hotair ^ | 05/12/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 05/12/2014 2:07:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

I’m old enough to remember Republicans dismissing Obama in 2008 as a young, charismatic, but untested naif whose career as a state legislator and brief service in the Senate made him woefully unqualified for the presidency. What better way to celebrate the validation of that criticism than by nominating someone … who fits exactly that description, right down to the trailblazing racial angle? Fortysomething guy with a thin record who gives good speeches 2016!

In fairness to Rubio, I think he answered this question as well as one can. If he says, sure, I’m ready, he sounds arrogant. If he says, no, no freshman senator is ready and cites the guy in the Oval Office right now as Exhibit A, he’s handing Jeb, Christie, and Scott Walker an easy soundbite to use against him in 2016. (One difference between Rubio and Obama is that O could — and did — get away with saying something like that, shortly after he won his Senate seat.) So he splits the difference: Yes, he’s ready, but so are a bunch of other people in the Republican field. That defuses the arrogance problem and avoids handing his opponents ammo. A good example of Rubio’s retail smarts on the fly.

Watch to the end to see how he fields a new question about climate change, a topic Rubio palpably would rather avoid, especially now that he’s eyeing establishment support and national office. There’s some difference-splitting in that answer too, as he concedes that it’s worth taking mitigation measures against the effects of global warming but refuses to endorse the idea that it’s man-made. Something for everyone in that answer. As for his would-be candidacy, here’s something I’ve been thinking about: Is it better or worse for Rubio if Ted Cruz runs? Ideally he’d like to position himself between Chris Christie in the center and Rand Paul on the right, since each of those guys have flaws that might lead people to look for a compromise candidate like Rubio. His problem if Cruz runs is that many conservatives who have issues with Paul might opt for Cruz in that case instead of the more centrist Rubio. On the other hand, having Cruz in the race splitting right-wing votes with Paul would help Rubio if he can consolidate support in the center by knocking out Christie early. Hard to believe that neither Jeb nor Christie would run, but if that happens, it’s Rubio’s dream scenario.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; marcorubio; president

1 posted on 05/12/2014 2:07:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Video right here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyxO6gl1ydM


2 posted on 05/12/2014 2:08:26 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SeekAndFind

Um...no...


3 posted on 05/12/2014 2:08:39 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: SeekAndFind

Ok!! ...Who Axed Him?


4 posted on 05/12/2014 2:10:00 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: fatnotlazy

He’d be better than the other Floridian....


5 posted on 05/12/2014 2:12:47 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Aren’t we all?


6 posted on 05/12/2014 2:26:05 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: SeekAndFind
Marco Rubio: Why, yes, I am ready to be president

translate to: the crony capitalist on Wall Street, DC establishment and the ruling elite want me, Jeb or Hillary to be the next president

7 posted on 05/12/2014 2:29:45 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: SeekAndFind

No, thanks.


8 posted on 05/12/2014 2:30:45 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: BigEdLB

No, their souls are both owned by evil.


9 posted on 05/12/2014 2:32:00 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: SeekAndFind

If only takes one lie to lose the public’s trust forever, Rubio.


10 posted on 05/12/2014 2:32:46 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

He should run for president of Fox News Latino.


11 posted on 05/12/2014 2:36:26 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: SeekAndFind

No, you are not. Anyone gullible enough to be duped by Shumer and Obama would be a disaster. Bob


12 posted on 05/12/2014 2:39:55 PM PDT by alstewartfan (Down the legions of years the invaders have taken this land And bent you to their will. Al Stewart)
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To: SeekAndFind

I worked hard to get this asshat Rubio elected, money and time. I have learned my lesson as demonstrated by Bonher not arresting Lois Learner. Left Wing, Right Wing, two wings on the same bird.

DC needs a complete douching, and I have a feeling it’s coming.

I fear Benghazi will amount to nothing as they all cover for each other. I like Trey Gowdy but I feel like Charlie Brown and I know this time Lucy is going to let me kick that ball. /s


13 posted on 05/12/2014 2:42:25 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08 (SEND BITCOIN 1CYfujvffxKKPHKvrQvLP3CDb3Z5Lu7LwM)
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To: SeekAndFind

Not even if he wins the nomination would I vote for him


14 posted on 05/12/2014 2:46:25 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: SeekAndFind

El Presidente Mehico.


15 posted on 05/12/2014 2:53:04 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: GeronL

Not even if he wins the nomination would I vote for him


Any Dem, including Hillary, would be better than a RINO.


16 posted on 05/12/2014 2:55:22 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: fatnotlazy

How about when he says “I’m good at killing people”.
Then we now he’s committed to the job.


17 posted on 05/12/2014 2:56:05 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: SeekAndFind

I started being excited about his stepping into the Repub void. But alas, he showed me he sways as the political winds blow. Lacks cojones.
No thanks. !


18 posted on 05/12/2014 2:56:16 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: SeekAndFind

Marco who?


19 posted on 05/12/2014 2:59:29 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: OldNewYork

Please...not another wayward RINO. No votes for him in this household.


20 posted on 05/12/2014 3:01:02 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: bmwcyle

No, their souls are both owned by evil.


That’s why I will vote for the democrat next time. Best to get it over with.


21 posted on 05/12/2014 3:04:46 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain and Romney.

I see a trend.


22 posted on 05/12/2014 3:14:04 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: SeekAndFind


23 posted on 05/12/2014 3:46:01 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: SeekAndFind

Do they ever ask liberals if they are ready to be President? Maybe some “reporter” should have thought to ask the imbecile we have in office now in 2008.


24 posted on 05/12/2014 4:08:08 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: SeekAndFind; All

And when ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Sen. Rubio (ahem) if Rubio would work with patriots and their state lawmakers to force Congress to work within its Article I, Section 8-limited powers if elected president, how did Rubio reply?


25 posted on 05/12/2014 4:47:55 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: SeekAndFind

This guy is pure PUNK!


26 posted on 05/12/2014 6:18:46 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: SeekAndFind

Baracko oRubio


27 posted on 05/12/2014 8:32:12 PM PDT by WKTimpco
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To: SeekAndFind
Florida's Amnesty Dough Boy can peddle his treason elsewhere.
28 posted on 05/12/2014 8:35:15 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: laplata

Then you will support evil.


29 posted on 05/13/2014 5:39:02 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

I was being facetious. But the people on our side who don’t approve 100% of a Republican and sit out an election are doing exactly that.


30 posted on 05/13/2014 9:18:57 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: bmwcyle

If it was Rubio vs Clinton what would you do?


31 posted on 05/13/2014 10:26:30 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: laplata

Not vote or vote third party. I will not longer support any elite owned by the media.


32 posted on 05/13/2014 5:03:27 PM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Makes sense.


33 posted on 05/13/2014 5:52:36 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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