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Rubio's crowd: Liz Cheney, Matalin, Senor (so long, Charlie)
Politico ^ | 2-15-10 | Ben Smith

Posted on 02/15/2010 11:31:43 PM PST by STARWISE

Marco Rubio's appeal to Washington's conservative and Republican establishment will be on display this Thursday at a fundraiser for him in the offices of the lobbying and consulting firm Navigators Global.

The $500-a-head event's hosts include former Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter Liz, former Dick Cheney aide Mary Matalin, former Bush Iraq spokesman Dan Senor, consultants Alex Castellanos and Phil Anderson, and former Reps. Vin Weber and J.C. Watts.

The honorary hosts of the event, which coincides with CPAC, are leading Hill conservatives, including Sens. Jim DeMint and Jim Inhofe, and Reps. Paul Ryan, Mike Pence, and Jeff Miller. Backing Rubio in the Florida Senate race is becoming a litmus test for conservatives.

Cesar Conda, who wrote recently of switching from Crist to Rubio, organized the event.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: fl; fl2010; florida; lizcheney; marcorubio; marymatalin

Great lineup of supporters !

1 posted on 02/15/2010 11:31:43 PM PST by STARWISE
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To: onyx; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

~~PING!

Dockery, Rubio win big in Tea Party straw poll

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_politics/2010/02/dockery-rubio-win-big-in-tea-party-straw-poll.html


2 posted on 02/15/2010 11:35:28 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: STARWISE

Seriously Crist may have some sort of skeleton in his closet like ex-Congressman Mark Foley did.

Rubio is probably the better choice when one thinks about that.


3 posted on 02/16/2010 12:56:40 AM PST by Nextrush (Slocialist Republicans and Socialist Democrats must go)
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To: STARWISE

This young man with a nice head of dark hair versus a hack with white hair. Rubio will win and I like him.

Lot of Obama’s win can be chalked up to young and vigorous versus old bald white haired hack


4 posted on 02/16/2010 1:05:19 AM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: STARWISE

Let’s hope Crist is crisp as toast and this guy gets elected. He looks like he could be a rising presidential star for conservatives in the future.


5 posted on 02/16/2010 1:06:30 AM PST by ZULU (Hey Obama, how DO you pronounce "corpsman"?????)
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To: Nextrush

I live in Florida. Crist lost me before he was elected.


6 posted on 02/16/2010 1:08:10 AM PST by libbylu ( Palin begins from Wasilla not only a campaign, an Iditarod of a crusade ....YEAH!)
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To: STARWISE

Mary Matalin? Not impressed.

Dan Senor? Impressed.

Liz Cheney? Very impressed.


7 posted on 02/16/2010 1:08:20 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: STARWISE
As Secretary of State Henry Kissinger once promised as he commenced an anecdote, "this story has the added advantage of being true."

Marco Rubio has the added advantage of being Hispanic.

I am temperamentally opposed supporting candidates because of their race and I have therefore opposed boomlet's for Colin Powell and the election of Michael Steele to party chair. But this opposition was grounded not in their race but in their politics and in their competence. I have often supported Alan Keyes on the facts.

Rubio is a certified and reliable conservative. We desperately need the Hispanic vote and Rubio offers a great springboard. We should elect him because he is a conservative and take his ethnicity as a bonus.

Rubio comes with yet another bonus: he is the most articulate and engaging conservative personality out there today, and I do not exclude Sarah Palin from that calculus.


8 posted on 02/16/2010 2:27:06 AM PST by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: nathanbedford

Good points. Rubio is solid. He will be attacked by the left because he is a CONSERVATIVE Hispanic.

This article has one blatant lie and needs to be addressed.

RUBIO IS NOT BACKED BY THE REPUBLICAN ESTABLIMENT!

The DC elites, GOP/RNC whiney scumbags fully support Crist.


9 posted on 02/16/2010 2:34:56 AM PST by rrrod
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To: nathanbedford
Well stated on all counts.

Colin Powell offends me because he thinks he is entitled. Michael Steele offends me because he carries a full deck of 52 race cards around with him. It amazes me that he can carry them, having such limp wrists. I lost a lot of respect for Bill Bennett when he started using Steele as a guest host.

10 posted on 02/16/2010 2:39:33 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressiveism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: RushLake

The guest host thing with Steele didn’t last long and now Rick Santorum is the regular host on his Friday shows. Bennett got an earfull especially when Steele’s host talents were shown to be horribly condescending.

Rubio is the real deal and like other posters; Rubio would be well advised to stay the hell away from Matalin and the 14th Street gang. He is very well aware that he got to where he is without them and can function just as well keeping them at a distance. Mary and James are Progressives playing both sides of the battlefield only to enrigh themselves at our expense.


11 posted on 02/16/2010 3:23:34 AM PST by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Dockery for Gov. - JD Hayworth - US Senate)
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To: STARWISE

Where’s the mandatory picture?


12 posted on 02/16/2010 4:20:05 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Nextrush

Mark Foley had a penchant for young boys.
Crist on the other hand likes gay bath houses and glory holes in park rest rooms.


13 posted on 02/16/2010 4:20:13 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: rrrod

You are quite right rrrod,
Any black or latin “conservative” will be pilloried by libs and the m.s.m.


14 posted on 02/16/2010 4:24:23 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: dennisw
AKA “Hunk with trucks” that speak well.....If the truck is missing any ol testosterone will do. Moderate and libs fall for it every time...They don't care what they think, just how they look and feel.
15 posted on 02/16/2010 4:24:42 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: STARWISE

Sorry the picture down load was slow this morning. Didn’t show up till the second post....Some of us are not as fast as others.


16 posted on 02/16/2010 4:26:01 AM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: mazda77
I guess I knew that about Santorum vs. Steele, but I'd moved away from Bennett by then.

Agreed re. Matalin & Carvile. I do think that, sometimes, a politician has to be careful to keep certain people at arms length without alienating them totally.

Wife and I donated to Rubio early on and have long felt he was the real conservative deal.

17 posted on 02/16/2010 4:55:56 AM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressiveism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

BTTT


18 posted on 02/16/2010 4:58:15 AM PST by A Strict Constructionist (How long before we are forced to refresh the Tree of Liberty? Sic semper tryannis)
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To: JulieRNR21; kinganamort; katherineisgreat; floriduh voter; summer; Goldwater Girl; windchime; ...

Florida Freeper


19 posted on 02/16/2010 5:36:33 AM PST by Joe Brower (Sheep have three speeds: "graze", "stampede" and "cower".)
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To: dennisw

They should keep Matalin away from Rubio. She is a jinx, if not a spy.


20 posted on 02/16/2010 6:16:22 AM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: Joe Boucher

“Mark Foley had a penchant for young boys.”

In all fairness, Foley had a penchant for young men.

He was also exonerated - no charges filed.
He was just uh paging pages lol.

Now about Crist you may be totally correct.


21 posted on 02/16/2010 8:00:02 AM PST by A'elian' nation ( A lie told a thousand times is more believable than a fact heard the first time.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I got a fund raising letter from Mike Huckabee with his endorsement of Rubio


22 posted on 02/16/2010 8:37:55 AM PST by danamco
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To: rrrod

I would think Miami-Dade and Broward county would overwhelming choose the Rubio (blond?) over the tanned Crisp!!!


23 posted on 02/16/2010 8:42:09 AM PST by danamco
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To: danamco
Miami-Dade, MAYBE (if the blacks and Jews don't turn out, and turn the county to the Dems as usually happens in national elections). Western Miami Dade will go solidly for Rubio.

Jews and blacks remain the two largest voting blocks in the People's Republic of Broward, despite shifting demographics (read a huge increase in folks from the Carribbean and Latin America) over the past 15 years. If the local GOP can register enough anti-Chavez Venezuelans and pro-Uribe Colombians, maybe we have a chance in Broward.

24 posted on 02/16/2010 8:48:12 AM PST by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: All

I think we need some litmust test questions to be answered.

Where does he stand on second amendment, marriage amendments, immigration, etc.

I think many of the johnny endorse latelies are just carpet baggers. (see huckabee)


25 posted on 02/16/2010 9:05:46 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: danamco

Not Broward county where I currently reside( but not for long). Broward is full of the most vile disgusting liberals on the face of the earth......they worship obama, chavez, castro, algore, stalin and so on.

Ive heard but not confirmed there are 22 normal people in Broward county.


26 posted on 02/16/2010 9:56:31 AM PST by rrrod
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To: longtermmemmory

Rubio is solid. An endoresment from the huckster or any of his slime followers is not needed nor welcome.


27 posted on 02/16/2010 9:58:28 AM PST by rrrod
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To: STARWISE
More interesting is who is not on the list than who is.

28 posted on 02/16/2010 11:22:24 AM PST by jla
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“They should keep Matalin away from Rubio. She is a jinx, if not a spy.”

I won’t disagree with that. This is the guy that worries me...

“Cesar Conda, who wrote recently of switching from Crist to Rubio, organized the event.”

This guy is one of the biggest open border advocates out there. He did his share to destory prop 187 in California.
He was Cheney’s domestic policy advisor (ie..amnesty)before he went to work for George Soros.

From what I can find, Rubio appears to be for enforcement/against amnesty, but I have to wonder what he’s doing tied into Conda.


29 posted on 02/16/2010 11:27:40 AM PST by AuntB (WE are NOT a nation of immigrants! http://towncriernews.blogspot.com/)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I met Mary Matalin last year at a non-political venue. She is an absolute defender of VP Cheney and is one of his staunchest supporters. She spoke passionately from-the hip. Maybe you should be more impressed. (Despite Serpent-head).


30 posted on 02/16/2010 11:41:55 AM PST by Inwoodian
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To: AuntB

“From what I can find, Rubio appears to be for enforcement/against amnesty, but I have to wonder what he’s doing tied into Conda.”

Lets both ask him.


31 posted on 02/16/2010 12:28:58 PM PST by stephenjohnbanker (Support our troops, and vote out the RINOS)
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To: A'elian' nation

Fome what i heard Foley had the hots for aqutie boy page of about 18.

That is not a man quite yet.


32 posted on 02/16/2010 1:05:29 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Obammy is little more than a quota boy.)
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To: STARWISE

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/dpp/news/state/0323-poll-puts-crist-3rd-behind-rubio-meeks

March 23, 2010

In the latest Rasmussen telephone poll of likely Republican Primary voters, Rubio has a 56-34 percent lead.

In a potential three way Senate race, Rubio has 45 percent of the vote to likely Democratic nominee Kendrick Meek’s 25 percent and Crist in third at 22 percent.


33 posted on 03/23/2010 7:13:13 PM PDT by eaglestar
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