Skip to comments.Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist
Posted on 01/24/2012 4:14:48 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
Newt Gingrich's decision today to bash Mitt Romney for hiring former Charlie Crist loyalists and employees doesn't seem to be sitting well with Sen. Marco Rubio, who drove Crist out of the Republican Party before beating him at the polls in 2010.
Said Rubio: "Mitt Romney is no Charlie Crist. Romney is a conservative. and he was one of the first national Republican leaders to endorse me. He came to Florida, campaigned hard for me, and made a real difference in my race."
Conservatives don’t support and sign permanent gun bans, ever!
It would seem that Newt is flushing out all of the Pretenders.
Ick. I guess Rubio has already forgotten who took him to the dance and who the establishment backed. That didn’t take long.
If Rubio can’t see the writing on the wall that Romney is dropping like a stone in a well because Conservatives do not support him, than Rubio isn’t as smart as we all thought.
On the other hand, he could be trying to play both sides. Trying to look good with the GOP elite for sticking up for Romney, albeit without an endorsement.
Time will tell what Rubio is up to.
I haven't trusted Rubio since he got squishy on border enforcement.
Rubio just took obama to the woodshed in a scathing letter. He’s no rino. He just doesn’t want to see republicans left on the cutting room floor. He doesn’t want four more years of obama’s destruction. What if Gingrich implodes? What if more women come out - ala Herman Cain? Jeff Kuhner is sitting in for Savage right now and though he doesn’t support Romney, he sure is giving a good argument against putting all of our eggs in Newt’s basket.
If it’s true that Romney came to Rubio’s aid against Crist early in the game when Rubio was desperate for big name help - then of course Rubio is going to remember that and be classy about it.
Much as I’d like him to endorse Newt, I have to be realistic given the facts.
If Marco is staking his personal reputation on the fact that Romney is a conservative, he is going to lose Tea Party support.
I was listening to the Rob Johnson Show WGST-640 (Atlanta) this morning and in the 7:00 am hour they had a leader from the Tea Party Patriots here in GA. She said that after the Dede mess in 2010 Newt Gingrich actively sought out meetings with the Tea Party groups around the country to discuss and gain input. Newt had been very active in seeking Tea Party support.
As a result, most Tea Party groups are rallying around Newt. Santorum is less an option because the Tea Party is not currently concerned with social issues like Santorum is focused on.
So Rubio risks alienating the Tea Party like Nikki Haley (SC Gov) just did.
Brutal Gingrich Super PAC ad: Meet the men who gave us ObamaCare
Marco Rubio is wrong. Anyone else beside me glad he’s not in this race after making a statement like that?
OOOOOooohhh... what does that mean Rubio?... Are you going LEFTY on us?...careful... careful... your future could be greatly affected by how to play this hand
TE PREGUNTO RUBIO... ERES PARTE DEL "ESTABLISHMENT"???? EN QUE LADO ESTAS???? (i ask you, are you part of the establishment? on what side are you on?)
(just kidding :)
This is no different than Palin endorsing McCain in 2010, you have to pay back personal debts and favors. Romney helped him out in 2010, so Rubio is not going to stab him in the back.
Yes. Marco is still wet behind the ears. He needs to stay in the Senate, do good things for Conservatives and we’ll look at him again in ‘16.
Mitt: Heeeyyyy Marco!!!
Marco: Who is this?
Mitt: It's your buddy Mitt Romney!!!
Mitt: You know, fake hair, liberal governor from MASS, running for President...
Marco: Oh, yea. What can I help you with?
Mitt: Marco, I want you to know YOU are on my short list for VP!
Marco: Really? Wow, two non-natural born citizens on the same ticket. That would be historic!
Mitt: Nah. Obama paved the way for me, just like I paved the way for Obamacare. Anywho, I'm here to help you, help yourself!
Marco: What do you mean?
Mitt: I can put you in that VP seat easily? I just need a small favor.
Marco: [warming] REALLY? You would pick me??
Mitt: I sure might, if you could help me. You see, I had this all planned out. Money, organization, conservative coaches, but that NEWT!!! You know, I'm not really a conservative, but I have to pretend.
Marco: Yea, I can tell. That wooden posture. That lack of conviction. That...
Mitt: Yea, well. I need you to go out there and take the heat off me. Just tell everyone I really am a conservative. The big seat is yours.
You’re in front now.
Act like it and go after Obama!
That is your one and only job for the next 9 months!
Defending yourself or attacking Mitt are wastes of time!
Rubio would be wise to stay out of this fight. He better remember who put him in the Senate and what the establishment told to him.
Most everybody here thought rubio was a real conservative.Saying romney is a conservative proves otherwise.What a schmuck.
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