Skip to comments.Ann Coulter Says Marco Rubio as VP Pick Would Be a ‘Mistake’
Posted on 04/01/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
While pundits, politicians and prognosticators have tapped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as one of the most likely GOP vice presidential picks, conservative commentator Ann Coulter warned today that such a choice would be a mistake.
I think that would be a mistake because the same people who loved Rubio loved [former presidential candidate and Texas Gov.]Rick Perry, Coulter told me Sunday during the This Week roundtable discussion. I want someone whos been a bit more tested.
As the rising star of the Tea Party and a Hispanic from the delegate-rich state of Florida, Rubio would fix Romneys two biggest problems: enthusiasm among the Republican base and lackluster support from Hispanics, argued conservative commentator George Will.
But Coulter, who is a firm Mitt Romney supporter, said the GOP frontrunner needs a running mate who is tried and tested, which, as a first-term Senator, Rubio is not. Coulter suggested Romney pick someone like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie or Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl, R-Ariz.
Hes been tested, hes steady, hes not frightening, Coulter said of Kyl. He could certainly step into the job.
Van Jones, a former environmental advisor in the Obama White House, threw a brand new name into the realm of vice presidential speculation: former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who served under George W. Bush. She ticks off a lot of boxes as far as women, persons of color, but shes actually tested, shes a national figure and she has foreign policy experience Jones said. You want to do something bold, put Condoleezza Rice on the ticket and watch the Obama campaign go crazy.
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Well I don’t think much of Van Jones, but that’s an interesting point about Condi Rice. It would definitely shake things up.
IMO, I don’t think Christie will ‘play’ well outside the Tri-State area.
She even had her hair done like Peggy Nooner, how cute.
Pray for America
Who cares what RINO Ann thinks.
Governors have more administrative experience than Senators. That's in the nature of the positions. So someone who's been Governor for two years has more experience than someone who's been a Senator for one.
Christie's also older, and in Ann's eyes, his earlier experience as US Attorney probably trumps Rubio's in the State Legislature. Either would probably complement Romney, appealing to groups Romney would have a harder time with.
Kyl, by contrast, comes across as pretty white bread, more like Romney than different. No ethnic appeal.
Hey Annie! Arlen Spector might be free!
Not going into the birther thing...
So it's Romney/Rubio on election night....Obama/Biden...Hillary
You going to not vote for them ...because Rubio parents were born in another country yet he is a citizen born in this country and a current US Senator ?
Please don't clog up the thread with links upon links why birthers are right....in the end it's either them or Obama as POTUS if mittens picks him and he accepts
I won’t go into the facts that Rubio is NOT a NBC based on his parents citizenship at the time of his birth, But I WILL NOT vote for a ticket that has someone on it that is not eligible under the Constitution. Just because the Dems do it is not excuse for the Repubs to also violate the Constitution.
So, if Rubio is on the ticket, I vote for a third party or do not vote for the Presidential ticket.
If she thinks it’s important to select Kyle because he’s “been tested; he’s steady”, then how would she justify selecting Christie. Wasn’t he elected the same year as Rubio?
There's two issues, important ones, that the GOP can't touch with a Romney/Rubio ticket - Obamacare and the birther issue. Romneycare will be a millstone around Romney's neck and now with Rubio we're neutered on the natural-born citizen requirement.
Kevin, the lost bunny of the apocalypse, is starting to look pretty good now...
Don't worry - - Obama is not going to run either.
Mark this post.
You are basically voting for Obama....if you vote third party..
I know...I'd love to vote third party also for a real conservative and actually be meaningful...but if I'm stuck with a choice between Romney/Rubio and asshat Zero.....
Sometimes reality sucks...
From your lips to Gods ear...
A narcissistic sociopath like Obama giving up the most powerful position in the world...
I'd really love to hear your theory on that...
Here is the candidate that will drive the Obama Administration and the MSM off the cliff:
Does it matter who Romney picks?
“Frankly, it would be much easier for a Conservative to run against BOTH Obama and Romney”
I’ve been saying that since October. We have 40%, and we can’t get to 51.
Romney is PERFECT to split the 60% parasite-brain dead-libtard coalition.
If not now, when?
Yeah, put Chris Christie in there and watch gun owners leave the GOP twice as fast!
The birther issue is meaningless to 95 percent of the voting public....
The left and their lapdog media has been pretty successful into making it a KOOK issue and the GOP could care less...
Run on the birther issue and loss the very good possibility of winning the Senate and four more years of Obama
Ann really needs to stifle it.