Skip to comments.Forget the White House: Marco Rubio might be lucky just to get reelected
Posted on 05/19/2014 7:02:08 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
So things dont look so encouraging for Rubio. But he may not be seriously eyeing a White House run anyway: A high-ranking GOP party official who asked that his name be withheld told me on Monday that Jeb Bushs people have just met with Rubios people and a 2016 deal was struck. If Jeb runs for president then Rubio would drop outand Jeb is running, according to my well-placed source. (Alert the media!)
Rubio knows his race will be tough since 2016 is the first time he would face a traditional two-person Senate battle. (His 2010 election was a quirky three-way race.)
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Allen West may run agains’t Rubnesty.
Rubio burned his own house down pushing for immigration.
Can’t fix stupid.
I don’t mind him being reelected to the Senate, but I don’t think he is the right person for President at least at this time. Maybe in 10 years when he “grows” more conservative.
I thought he said he would only run if it was an open seat.
Some might attack West for losing a close election in Florida but I mean Rubio got the same numbers in a good year as Allen West did in an Obama year.
Fix is in. Jeb is gonna run, conservatives like me will stay home in disgust, and Hillary will win. End of America.
There are a multitude of more leftist GOPers in the US Senate than Rubio.
Rubio makes a deal with Bush.
Hope he negotiated better terms than he got from the Gang of 8 — Schumer and McCain.
name one US senator that became ‘more conservative’ after spending time in DC.
doesn’t usually happen.
I ain’t voting for either one of these useless jerks.
But they are not threatening to run for President.
We’re going to get beat so bad in November Rubio’s seat won’t even matter.
Mario is just another charter member of the GOP-wing of the Democrat party.
It’s so much easier to get re-elected when you’ve got the demmunist party election stealing machine behind you.
If Rubio loses to Debbie Wasserman Schmutz it will be because he tried to sell conservatives a pig in an immigration reform poke.
Didn’t Reagan have to run for ~12 years before hitting the lottery?
Huh? this will be a great year for Republicans.
Well that is true...silly me.
Lots of Freepers may remember Helms, but I'd wager that there are damn few who remember Curtis.
I met him once in the 1970s. He was TEA Party before there was a TEA Party.
“Didnt Reagan have to run for ~12 years before hitting the lottery?”
Reagan declared a last minute run in 1968 on the day the GOP convention opened. It wasn’t much of a run.
You have no clue.
At that point I will have to face the fact that the USA is dead and buried.
I will de-enroll as a voter and do the best I can for my family in my remaining years.
He needs to be voted out of the senate and regret having blown his chance for a great run in office by siding w Schumer on amnesty
It happens. Rubio happens to be an idiot
1980-1968 = 12
Just pointing out it wasn’t a full fledged run.
if either of them are the top of the R ticket I’ll skip the top of the ticket or vote libertarian.
and the GOPe boot lickers can blame me for Hillary win all they want.
(Setup for the future)
We’re so doomed.
Carl Curtis was still standing loyal to Nixon even to the end of Watergate when he resigned.
Curtis was also just about the biggest anti-LBJ great society Republican in DC.
good call. a real conservative.
Other than Amnesty, Rubio has been good, as far as I can tell.
But Amnesty is the END-GAME for the Democrats. If they get that through, they will have so many new voters, they won’t even have to bother campaigning anymore to hold TOTAL control of the federal government.
My sentiments exactly.
I would never cast a POTUS vote for either, under any circumstances I or you could imagine.
“Fix is in. Jeb is gonna run, conservatives like me will stay home in disgust, and Hillary will win. End of America.”
Amen! I have for decades voted against Democrat Party Candidates for President. I will NOT participate if it is Hillery and Bush. There would be no point. Democracy would be over. Is there ANY way to get through to the establishment that running Bush will get then no closer to the White House than Dole, McCain, or Romney did. A$$holes.
They like to have an appearance of legitimacy. So elections have to be held, even though the commies control everything. Once amnesty happens, they have the numbers and won’t have to cheat anymore.
It’s FL, and bad things happen there.
Oh, no, Strom moved gradually left starting as early as 1971 and certainly by 1978.
Curtis wrote a book you should try to get from Interlibrary Loan: ‘’Forty Years against the Tide’’.
I understand that FL people can’t wait to get Crist back, just like the USA as a whole panting for Hillary.
"Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, How was the play?"
Rubio...will have to move elsewhere to get another bite at the apple.Pun/suggested destination is intentional.
One and done in Florida.
Wasn’t West’s district boundaries redrawn by the Florida Republican legislature?
Rubio bugs me and if Jeb runs, it may as well be George, because that’s how the media will portray him as another George Bush. We will loose in a landslide, and embarrassingly huge landslide at that.
I voted for Jeb as Florida governor twice and for Rubio for U.S. Senate once.
Neither are any where near conservatives and I will NOT vote for either again for any position.
Real conservative or go fish.
I don’t know any statewide Democrat who could win against Rubio.
Rubio might face a primary challenge, but the bench in Florida for the Democrats is very, very thin. Maybe Debbie Blabber Mouth Schmuck, but she has her greedy eyes set on being Speaker of the House someday...
“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, How was the play?”
No kidding...but it almost does seem that Rubio wants us to forget the way he gave cover to the other 12 Republicans that voted with him...like it never happened, and instead he’s “fighting the good fight”. Hopefully enough of us are smart enough to see through that.
Serious question, have they ACTUALLY voted on amnesty yet? Just talking about it is a totally different situation then actually voting for it.