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Insiders Poll: Enthusiasm Wanes for Rubio as VP Pick; Rob Portman Rising
National Journal ^ | 04/06/2012 | Alex Roarty and Peter Bell

Posted on 04/06/2012 8:01:06 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Political Insiders in both parties have noticeably cooled on the vice presidential prospects of Marco Rubio.

Democratic and Republican strategists alike said Republican senator from Florida was the strongest GOP option for vice president in this week's National Journal Insiders Poll, but he carried only slim pluralities among both groups. That's a significant drop-off from the same survey taken in October, when 60 percent of Republicans and 65 percent of Democrats and considered him the party's best possible running mate.

Now, just 34 percent of GOP insiders and 28 percent of Democrats say Rubio is the party's best hope for the No. 2 spot on the presidential ticket.


(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: marcorubio; robportman; rubio; vp
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To: xzins

Spare me your bs.

ABO or you are for another 4 years of Obama.


51 posted on 04/07/2012 4:09:40 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

Hardly.

One big government, pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-gun control social liberal is no different than another with a different letter beside his name.

It is sheer hypocrisy for a conservative to vote for Romney OR for Obama. Did you not see what he did in Massachusetts...$50 abortions, forced gay marriage, fees/taxes through the roof, Romneycare?

Principles, Glock. Principles.


52 posted on 04/07/2012 4:14:52 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Wow! Please site your source for this nonsense! Look I will argue policies but the conspiracy theories are a little much.


53 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:20 AM PDT by chopperjc
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To: Brilliant

Rubio has some issues regarding his time in the legislature in Fl. He also has an ongoing fuss with Univision ( yes it matters in Hispanic community. Plus he may bring some from the Cuban community but for those who think that translates to Mexican or Puerto Rican community you would be mistaken.


54 posted on 04/07/2012 4:19:31 AM PDT by chopperjc
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To: chopperjc; editor-surveyor

Editor-Surveyor is right, and it isn’t a conspiracy theory. Fannie-Freddie was a scam designed to both enrich politicians and to play games one the edge with our financial system. Everyone knew that, and that included Bush’s own money guy, Paulson from Goldman-Sachs, a firm among Obama’s largest money supporters.


55 posted on 04/07/2012 4:28:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: chopperjc; editor-surveyor

Editor-Surveyor is right, and it isn’t a conspiracy theory. Fannie-Freddie was a scam designed to both enrich politicians and to play games on the edge with our financial system. Everyone knew that, and that included Bush’s own money guy, Paulson from Goldman-Sachs, a firm among Obama’s largest money supporters.


56 posted on 04/07/2012 4:28:45 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: chopperjc; editor-surveyor

Editor-Surveyor is right, and it isn’t a conspiracy theory. Fannie-Freddie was a scam designed to both enrich politicians and to play games on the edge with our financial system. Everyone knew that, and that included Bush’s own money guy, Paulson from Goldman-Sachs, a firm among Obama’s largest money supporters.


57 posted on 04/07/2012 4:28:45 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: xzins

When it comes to getting rid of Obama, that went out the window a long time ago. I would vote for Charles Manson over Obama.


58 posted on 04/07/2012 4:51:24 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: GlockThe Vote

I would not vote for either Charles Manson or Obama.


59 posted on 04/07/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Doesn’t matter who the VP pick is, if Romney is the nominee.


60 posted on 04/07/2012 5:17:31 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Rubio or Portman is the best we can do?

Very sad.


61 posted on 04/07/2012 5:32:11 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney/Portman. Dull and Duller!


62 posted on 04/07/2012 6:35:38 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: chopperjc

The Univision thing is nonsense. He mishandled it, but that can’t be it. There must be more than just that.


63 posted on 04/07/2012 7:17:40 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: chopperjc

Maybe he’s afraid of being Cained. Wouldn’t surprise me if he’s got a bunch of women waiting for him to announce.


64 posted on 04/07/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: xzins

And will it be worth the thirty pieces of silver?


65 posted on 04/07/2012 9:52:44 AM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: sthguard

Those who hold to their pro-life principles will never be found wanting before the judgement seat of Christ.


66 posted on 04/07/2012 11:10:38 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: SatinDoll

Well stated.


67 posted on 04/07/2012 12:35:14 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: SeekAndFind

Rob Portman? Are you kidding? I follow politics very closely, but cannot tell you one thing about Portman except that he’s a Republican Senator from Ohio. Period. I wouldn’t recognize him if he came to my door telling me to vote Republican.

The man has virtually zero name recognition, and unless he’s a Big Splash personality, he’s going to add nothing.

I’ve been noting the budding romance between Romney and Paul Ryan. That would be much more likely.


68 posted on 04/07/2012 12:53:05 PM PDT by cookcounty (Tigers Smash Yankees ---again!)
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To: xzins

And what makes you think that re-electing Obama is in any way, shape, or form a pro-life position?


69 posted on 04/07/2012 1:35:31 PM PDT by sthguard (The DNC theme song: "All You Need is Guv")
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To: sthguard

Voting for any pro-abortion candidate, Romney or Obama, will be one of the charges at the Judgement Seat of Christ. I am convinced. I will hold the line on my principles with this one.

I will not support the man who gave Massachusetts $50 abortions. Nor will I support Obama.

I will work for the defeat of both of those men.


70 posted on 04/07/2012 4:56:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: chopperjc; xzins

Anyone that places ‘conspiracy’ and ‘theory’ in the same sentence with a straight face is either a fool or a deliberate deceiver.

Conspiracy is man’s way of doing business 90% of the time.

The U.S. Justice department spends more time investigating conspiracies than all the rest of crimes put together.

Policy? - LOL!


71 posted on 04/07/2012 6:30:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: xzins

Greetings xzins:

Chaps, respectfully disagree on two counts. Heard that story concerning Juan McLame too.

First, Davy Crocket would have never envisioned the subversive, anti-US Constitution organization known as the ACLU; let alone believe that a former ACLU head might ascend to SCOTUS Justice. Our times are quite different.

Second, had McLame beat 0bama, we might have two decent SCOTUS appointments. Instead we are stuck with two young hyphenated-american judical activists. Should Myth win the GOP ticket, we might see the appointment of an “Originalist” SCOTUS Justice; guaranteed this isn’t going to happen under a second 0bama term.

It appears we both prefer voting for a candidate, rather than against a candidate. But our decision matrix choices aren’t lining up that way now. We must not forget: we’re only one vote away from judicial tyranny.

Cheers,
OLA


72 posted on 04/07/2012 11:56:59 PM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

RE: Rubio or Portman is the best we can do?

OK, I’ll bite, who do you have in mind?


73 posted on 04/08/2012 2:40:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA; randita

Miller sounds like he was a solid guy

His daugther though is a lib radio host and she loves the ladies.

Has anyone else seen those “Miller 64” beer commercials?


74 posted on 04/09/2012 1:56:31 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: stevecmd; AuH2ORepublican; Clintonfatigued

A freshaman US Senator from Ohio, former Congressman and W. Bush OMB director (and before that US Trade Representitive)

He’s a boring but solid choice from a swing state and has got to be one of the top 5 most likley picks.


75 posted on 04/09/2012 2:04:09 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: xzins; GlockThe Vote; sthguard
I will not support the man who gave Massachusetts $50 abortions. Nor will I support Obama.

There are many areas to disagree with Romney, but I have a hard time criticizing Romney on most of what occurred in Massachusetts as he had to deal with a veto-proof Democrat Legislature.

In 2003-2004: House - 136D 23R 1Other, Senate - 34D 6R
In 2005-2006: House - 138D 21R 1Other, Senate - 33D 7R
76 posted on 04/09/2012 8:15:45 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: cookcounty

Portman is a generally good guy, but is sleep-inducing. Romney needs something more than that.


77 posted on 04/09/2012 8:26:16 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Eagle of Liberty

A governor does not have to sign legislation. He can veto and then be over-ridden by vote. He didn’t have to sign $50 abortions and he didn’t have to sign gay marriages.

Romney’s problem is that he signed them and didn’t veto them.


78 posted on 04/09/2012 8:29:13 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Impy

“Has anyone else seen those “Miller 64” beer commercials?”

No. Why are they good or interesting?


79 posted on 04/09/2012 5:27:34 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Has Mittens won one "Red State" yet?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

No the commercials were boring, they just made me think of the Goldwater/Miller ticket.

Maybe Zell Miller or failed Senate candidate Pete Coors can be assface’s running mate, take some of the drunk idiot vote away from Joe Biden.


80 posted on 04/10/2012 11:54:42 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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