Skip to comments.Drafting Rubio
Posted on 06/23/2011 9:04:52 AM PDT by Hawk720
The Republican nomination for president is completely up for grabs, but there's a lot of agreement on who the vice presidential pick should be: Marco Rubio, the freshman senator from Florida. My contacts in the Mitt Romney camp are boasting: "Doesn't a Romney-Rubio ticket sound great?" One senior Romney advisor told me: "We think that could be a dream ticket." Operatives from the pack of other wannabes are thinking ahead to the same Rubio marriage with their candidate.
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If Romney is on the ticket, it would be more of a nightmare than a dream.
No Romney period!
In before the “Rubio is not a natural born citizen” nonsense.
Say what you will, but the lady comes to town and there's a crowd waiting.
So a Mormon and a Cuban walk into a bar...
Haha, I made it too! I love Rubio and I think he will have a great political career. However, I would hate for it to be tainted serving as Romney’s VP pick. However, if we did become stuck with Romney, knowing Rubio would come after would take the sting out of it a little, but just a little.
No Romney. Ever. With anyone.
This shows you that even Romney realizes that he has no chance of winning unless there is someone else on the ticket for whom Republicans might actually vote.
Why the GOP is even considering Romney is beyond me.
Unless all these little “rumors” are publicity actually spread by Romney’s fabulously wealthy campaign itself.
Why is it “nonsense”?
What do you mean nonsense???
Myth needs to go home, he’s nothing more then a socialist RINO. And from what I have read Rubio is not NBC...
Bachmann hardest hit......
Geeez, are we so desperate we need to look towards this young kid as presidential material????
Granted- Rubio is one of the best up-and-coming, along with Rand Paul and some others.
But until they kick the old-time GOP geezers out of power they have not ‘proved’ themselves enough to me yet. Let them get a few years under their belt. This is where the fight needs to start, and start SOON. Retire all the old-time GOP RINO’s
(and I am a big RUBIO FAN, nothing against him- but he’s just a kid)
Rubio seems like a wonderful man, but he is NOT a natural born citizen. Are we going to change the Constitution before we nominate him?
No Romney period!
...as for Rubio, i have nothing but good to say about him.
however, if we are going to draft anyone,
there is one man who is a proven warrior who has served his country, and honesty is way above even Rubio.
TWO INELIGIBLE NON-NATURAL BORN CITIZENS.
AND ONE WITH THE ALBATROSS OF ROMNEYCARE.
What could possibly be a bigger dream?
I don’t know whether to laugh or cry that conservatives do not know that he’s not a natural born citizen and thus inelegible to be POTUS.
Rubio tied to Romney would be rotten for Rubio....plus Rubio is NOT ready....and then there’s a little question about his eligibility...whether we want to talk about it or not...it’s there.
Yes, by WND/birther standards he's probably not. In the real world though, Rubio is perfectly eligible to be the VP or President.
Actually the odds are pretty high that whoever wins the GOP nomination will look to ask Rubio to be their running mate. I can certainly see a Palin/Rubio, Bachmann/Rubio or even Perry/Rubio ticket.
The "Anyone But Palin" machine is revving up and will soon be chugging along under full steam. Expect something on the order of a "Flavor Of The Week" exercise where different combinations of Names That Aren't "Palin" will be flung with excessively manufactured gusto against the walls to see what, if anything, sticks.
At some point over the next eight months, every single Republican candidate and possible Republican candidate will have spent his or her time in the hopper (likely a week or two) as the Misleadia's new all-time favorite-best great next GOP president. Just watch.
And laugh. What a bunch of ninnies.
The GOP needs help in three geographic area in 2012: SE Atlantic coast (VA, NC, FL), the Mountain West (NV, CO, NM) and Great lakes (OH). The populations of the first two have a Latino pressence, so Rubio or Susanna Martinez as anyone’s veep makes a lot of sense.
I don’t know if this is Rubio’s best move at this time though. If he joins the ticket and loses, is he more or less compelled to into a crowded ‘16 field to ‘save his spot’ and has to give up his Senate seat after 1 term?
- they know she will not play by 'their' rules!
- they know that deep down she considers them part of the 'problem' and not the 'solution'!
We simply do not need another eligibility controversy right now, especially not on our side of the ledger. Regardless of whether you may agree or disagree, it adds noise to the signal we cannot afford, and there are plenty of others who could benefit the ticket without adding such a controversy. Or is this really about giving in to identity politics after spending all these years condemning the left for using race to win elections?
Who in the hell would support Rubino? Open Border,Amnesty, Go to Hell Mel replacement!
Is Rubio a Natural Born Citizen?
If not, the greatest service Rubio could perform for the country would be to announce that he is not a candidate for President because, like Barack Obama, he is not eligible to the office of President.
In 2008, the Senate declared that John McCain was a NBC on the grounds that he was born to two U.S. citizens.
Which means, by your standards, that the U.S. Senate is composed of “WND/Birthers.”
The greatest service Rubio could perform for this country would be to announce that he is not running, and never will run, for President because, LIKE BARACK OBAMA, he is ineligible.
Were Rubio's parents US Citizens at the time of his birth?
Wasn't the Latter Day Republican or his father born in Mexico?
Obama will never be removed from office over birther standards of what an NBC is, nor will they be able to prevent him from running again. And Rubio is almost certain to be a national Republican candidate at some point. If not a VP running mate this time around, then a presidential contender in 2016 if the GOP isn't able to knock off Hussein in 2012.
Going to be interesting if/when Palin, Bachmann or Perry select Rubio as the their VP running mate. He is a very likely selection and whoever our nominee is will not be worrying about WND/birther claims of what an NBC is.
Will the birther crew refuse to support a conservative ticket over their belief that Rubio isn't an NBC? I think most will just drop the issue, realize the courts just don't agree with them, and come around in the end.