Skip to comments.Rubio endorses Romney, saying he's 'earned' it
Posted on 03/28/2012 8:43:56 PM PDT by TJA
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night on Fox News' "Hannity," saying Romney offers "a very clear alternative" to President Obama's vision for the future of the country.
Rubio, a young, first-termer who has been discussed as a possible vice presidential candidate, criticized talk of a fight for the Republican nomination on the convention floor, a possibility that is keeping alive the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
"I think that's a recipe for delivering four more years of Barack Obama," Rubio told Fox News' Sean Hannity.
Romney has "earned this nomination," Rubio said, though he again shot down questions about whether he would accept any offers of a spot on the ticket.
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Here’s HOPING for a miracle at the convention. How can anyone throw Newt under the train? very discouraging. Obama should have been so EASY to beat but it looks like Romney will be the nominee.
I am with the Speaker to the end We can blame the gop establishment and money but a larger portion of the blame lies with the uninformed voters
Typical backstabbing Cuban politician. I’ve lived in Miami for 30 years and he’s acting just as I expected he would. How much longer are you going to take guys like this patronizing the Tea Party and Conservatives? And we’re just supposed to shut up get in line and vote for Romeny. Romney will be so destroyed by Obama by election day that it’s not even going to be a contest.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, Sen. Rubio revealed that President Obamas recent open mic gaffe with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sparked his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night.
Its been weighing on my mind all week, he said.
Ive never thought about this as a political calculation, Rubio said of his endorsement. Im just sitting back here and watching a president that just got back from overseas where he told the Russian president to work with him and give him space so he can be more flexible if he gets re-elected.
The stakes are so high. Were not running against John F. Kennedy here, he said.
We have to win this election in November. We have to! he averred. If we dont win this election in November and we get four more years of Barack Obama I dont know what that means But I know it aint good.
No way!!! Crist is done. Over. Finished.
Hes a practicing Catholic but also attends sermons in a Southern Baptist affiliated church.
Nope, he's cynical enough to realize that this is how the game is played ... and he wants to play.
The majority of sheeple won't be looking away from American Idol long enough to realize anything has changed.
The family left the Mormon church by the time Rubio was 12, according to Rubios office, and he received First Communion in the Catholic Church a year later. After returning to Miami, Rubio was confirmed, and he was married in the church.
But as he got older, Rubio started to attend Christ Fellowship in Miami, a church affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. Though he had substantial debt, due to mortgages and student loans, Rubio gave about $50,000 to the church over a period of years last decade. He also gave to the Catholic Church, his office said.
now THAT would make me very happy!! I would be even happier if West was VP pick but he won’t be. No chance.
“The Republican Party is dead as a doornail. The sooner conservatives admit it the sooner we can get about the serious business of restoring this free republic.”
Very true. I say all true conservatives - both politicans and rank and file - move in unison to the Constitution Party. They will soon become a force to be rekoned with.
I was thinking “contempt”, but that works too.
Posting a Fox news article is deserved of a zot?
Great, so it looks like we’ll either have Obama or “Obama Lite” as president. This nation is so screwed............
I am so disappointed in Rubio, a Catholic.
n January 23, 2013, start planning a genuine conservative primary challenge to incumbent romney
Exactly what I’m thinking. IF Romney gets in we start immediately slamming him every chance we get and looking for a real conservative to challenge him.
Flogging Romney’s “inevitability” deserves a zot.
That would get me really excited about this election. A dream ticket. I don’t think Sarah is interested right now. I think the abuse she and her family have taken has taken a toll on her. Maybe in 2016.
Earned it, huh? In other words, he’s made a career of campaigning and, well, he was just next in line.
Well what dunce created/approved and embraces Romneycare? He's OK for you to be president? Big gov't pro homo pro abortion Romney. He's a do nothing FOR AMERICA and to the left of Kennedy.
He is still a POS - a bigger one now since the SC shot down it's counterpart.
I see a disturbing number of people going soft on Romney.
I’m sorry but that is absolute 100% BS! The establishment wanted Crist. The tea party was in at it’s height, they are the ones that got Rubio elected, it sure was NOT the GOP establishment. The fought for Crist until the end when they knew he had little chance.
Theodore R. wrote:
Yes, but the GOP establishment has just about purged the party of real conservatives, who are badly outnumbered. The country is just too liberal to consider conservatism: that’s what Nixon thought as early as 1960.
See, I don’t think that it’s the country that’s too liberal... it’s Washington D.C. that’s way too far to the left. I believe this is a conservative leaning country as evidenced by Ronald Reagan winning two presidential elections in major landslides. Unfortunately, the Republican Party is stuck in their little inside-the-beltway bubble surrounded by leftists and left-wing media which continually leads them to falsely conclude that the party must moderate its positions on everything in order to win elections. And thus they keep nominating moderate presidential candidates.
But otherwise you’re right about our conservative elected officials being badly outnumbered. 2010 was a good start, but we have to keep putting more conservatives in Washington and continue holding the ones who are already there accountable.
Rick Santorum has more conservative bones in his pinky toe than Mitt Romney has in his whole body
and would stomp Obama like he was a lit cigarette on a pile of newspapers.
No chance in hell. ZERO of the independent vote.
I know what you mean, but I also think this: she would feel safe with Newt. she would trust him and that he wouldn't let the media eat her alive. Newt was one of the few people who spoke very very positively about her when she first came on the scene, while everyone was still testing the waters. so, I think there is this one difference between now and 2008...
but you are also right: who could blame her if she said, you gotta be kidding...
A very weird thing to do. I agree. However let’s talk about obama. He said his girls had wanted a dog, a pet, for many years. Why didn’t he and Moochelle ever get one for them? Then he said after the elections he would get them one. he didn’t. Then it was after he was in the WH and he still didn’t until finally Ted the swimmer basically dumped on on them to end the controversy.
Those lazy POS’s waited until they got in the WH so their “servants” could clean up after the dog. Had he not gotten elected, I can assure you those kids would still have no dog.
With Romney we’ll get conservative justices like David Souter.
I’ll vote for Obama b4 I’d vote for Romney.
The Ol’ GoP farm team is sucking wind like crazy too..
3rd party worries?
Heck, it’d be nice to have two..
The blame goes to the media and 'those' behind the scenes controlling the flow of information passed to the pundits pushing it out there, for in doing so 'the public is being mis-informed'. Newt hasn't stopped yet...and this isn't the first time he's put staff on lay off....and note it's “lay-off”...nor is it the first time money has dwindled. And he rose again.
I remain in Newt's court and am not going to let the media use Obamas mic episode to “scare” me into supporting Romney as is happening. Rubio said himself that is why he chose to support Romney now...and the Republican Elites are hoping that Obamas revealed statement will unite the people behind Romney.
We forget...it's not our time yet to vote....and the race isn't done....Newt said not to pay attention to how the news reports what's going on....and I can believe him for he took them on right from the get go and exposed them, I think he trusted the American people to wait....and let this play out to the finish line......Palin said about the same thing.
So I'm convinced this has yet to play out as the media would have us believe....there's still time and God is never late to 'His' appointed time frames when He might choose to enter the affairs of men.
Israel came to the edge of the Red Sea and there appeared no way out.....the people were frightened and giving up hope they would survive. ...."God stepped in"....opened the way...and Israel marched forward....not to forget also the enemy drowned in their own stupidity when they thought they could also make it to the other side.
This is not over until God says it's over....He is still in charge be it He determines this nation continue to be Judged or He shows us great Mercy and allows us another chance to bring this nation back to a nation under God. Newt's willing to lead that charge......but it remains God's choice in how this will play out when all is said and doe...and it's not a done deal.. yet.
LOL! Good post. I hate the GOP establishment with a passion. They don’t send me anything anymore because I kept using their pre-paid envelopes to tell them off.
I don’t think obama will be re-elected.
Romney will be so destroyed by Obama by election day that its not even going to be a contest.
Sounds like you think highly of obama, I disagree. I think a frog could beat him.
but I also think this: she would feel safe with Newt. she would trust him and that he wouldn’t let the media eat her alive. Newt was one of the few people who spoke very very positively about her when she first came on the scene, while everyone was still testing the waters. so, I think there is this one difference between now and 2008...
I agree, definitely, now you just got my hopes up again and I know I’m setting myself up for another disappointment.
Another one who is controlled by the GOP E and behind the LIBERAL CANDIDATE. Conservatism is dead to them - their mantra.
GO NEWT! The only one with a love for our country. The politicians love their careers.
With Romney well get conservative justices like David Souter.
Ill vote for Obama b4 Id vote for Romney.
You win for dumbest comment on this thread. What did we get so far with obama? Two progressive lesbians. What do we get nest time? A gay Maxist? A radical Muslim? A devout Communist party member? No thanks.
Levin is a PAID entertainer first.
I never bought into Rubio either. Unproven until now....now he proved that I don’t want him A: )
‘Maybe Romneycare won’t be an issue now’
AMERICA is THE BEST, DESERVES the BEST! You will let America down when not voting for THE BEST!
VOTE and support NEWT!
Well it’s not over yet....more to get done...this in e-mail from Vince today:
Newt’s Big Choice convention phase will be focused on three goals:
- Working hard to do well in key states in the second half of the primary season.
- Winning a national dialogue about which candidate is most capable of defeating President Obama by offering bold conservative solutions to problems that Obama has failed to solve.
- Implementing a strategy focused on communicating directly with the delegates.
Newt is staying in the race because he believes this year’s nomination battle represents a Big Choice about the soul of the Republican Party, and whether it will remain the party of smaller government, and lower taxes, and conservative reform.
( Of course summed up it means taking on Obama and winning!)
I fail to see a significant difference between Souter and Kagan?
If Obama is re-elected we will continue to make significant gains in the house & senate in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
If Rmoney is elected we’ll make gains in 2012 but we’ll lose our momentum in 2014 and in 2016 the democrats will regain control of DC.
Polls are meant to deceive and they are! How many are now saying the POS mitt is the most electable - because of polls!!! And they voted for him - listening to polls has brought this election how it was DESIGNED TO WORK!!
Amazing - voters know who is best, but the propaganda causes them to doubt and now the POS mitt is in the lead! A PRO HOMO, PRO ABORTION, anti-traditional marriage, BIG GOV’T health care, appointing liberal judges, candidate is in the lead NOT in the liberal party but the republican party. All because of polls over and over again.
In the three I hope you have PAUL in there and not Newt. The couldn’t shine Newt’s shoes and any of the three has done NOTHING substantial for our country. They/GOP E/media don’t want NEWT because he IS the conservative.
He was the only one who was behind conservative Sarah. Santorum/GOP E campaigned and supported Mitt/GOP E. Don’t repeat the media hype and eat the propaganda designed for mitt so he can get in with laying down your values with his mantra ‘anyone but obama’. ‘ANYONE’ when we have a chance at THE BEST?
I also don't believe Polls are just propaganda. I may have believed that during the Clinton years, but since, what the average polls say, is pretty close to the outcome.
Some of the polls are outside the realistic trend, but they quickly lose credibility if they are not fully honest.
Like it or not, what we are seeing today are accurate. Obama really is in the lead right now and Romney will likely win. It is what it is........
ME TOO or I'll write in. The GOP E has deliberately supported the worst of the worst candidate - with not an ounce of conservatism in him - to the left of Kennedy candidate - because they hate conservatism. They don't represent me - but the unpatriotic segment of society.