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Rubio Steps Back From Earlier Denials of VP Candidacy [FL Vital To Win: Jeb Bush or Rubio?]?
LATimes ^ | April 22, 2012 | Morgan Little

Posted on 04/22/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT by Steelfish

Rubio Steps Back From Earlier Denials of VP Candidacy

By Morgan Little April 22, 2012 WASHINGTON — Marco Rubio declined to reiterate previous denials that he might be Mitt Romney’s running mate and said Sunday he will "be respectful of the process," a response sure to fuel speculation that Rubio is at least in contention for the No. 2 slot on the Republican ticket.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rubio, as has been the case since Romney all but locked up the GOP presidential nomination, was asked about the vice presidency by host Candy Crowley.

“I’m not going to even discuss the process anymore,” the Republican senator from Florida said. “I’m going to be respectful of the process he’s [Romney] put in place.”

That answer differed from Rubio’s previous remarks. On April 15, he told CNN en Espanol’s Ismael Cala “I’m not going to be the vice president. I’m not,” and on April 4, Rubio said, “I’m not going to be the vice president.”

Crowley pressed Rubio, hinting that not repeating a denial would only feed speculation. But Rubio stuck with his message.

“I think it’d be wise for all Republicans to kind of respect that process, myself included, and say moving forward, we’re going to let his process play itself out,” Rubio said.

“I think it’s fair,” Rubio said. “I think the fairness in it is he has a real process in place … the last thing he needs is those of us in the peanut gallery to be saying what we would or would not do.”

Nonetheless, Rubio did show some favor to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“I hope he’ll say ‘yes’ if future President Romney asks him,” Rubio said.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


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1 posted on 04/22/2012 1:09:23 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I think Fl will ultimately be safe. I worry about big labor’s influence in OH, though.

portman may be the magic piece of the puzzle.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Steelfish

How can any Republican think this is a good idea?

Rubio Wants GOP DREAM Act in Place in Time for Fall College Semester
Fox News Latino, April 20, 2012
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2875014/posts


3 posted on 04/22/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: Steelfish

No. And no..


4 posted on 04/22/2012 1:16:50 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: donna

We found out today Rubio also voted to have Black Boxes Big Brother put in cars.

This upset my family very much.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 1:22:47 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Steelfish

Gee. Two people who think that American immigration policy is meeeeean. That’s inspiring.

I’m going to run right out and vote for that loser ticket.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Rubio & Bush are for amnesty......neither is worth it.

Birds of a feather


7 posted on 04/22/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: donna

Because Republicans and conservatives for the most part are compassionate and would not want to visit the sins of the parent upon the child. This would be particularly the case of children who have been in the US a long time and would be sent back to a country where they do not even speak the language.

Now you seem to be viewing this as a voter issue ala the Dims. Dims do not have compassion and thus only want immigrants who will vote Dim. We Republicans and conservatives are better than that and don’t want to visit the sins of the parent on the child.

Of course the devil will be in the detail. How long must a child have been in the US to qualify. What status will such people have? That is resident alien or citizenship or what? What actions of the child are disqualifying, ie felony convictions etc. Is English a requirement etc.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Rubio & Bush are for amnesty......neither is worth it. Birds of a feather
I'm extremely skeptical of Rubio and I retch at the thought of another Bush.
9 posted on 04/22/2012 1:31:54 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: Steelfish
Rubio? Too early to tell either way.

Bush? Not in this lifetime. A 'Bush' could take Florida, but would no doubt cause a loss everywhere else.

But...... what the hell do I know?

10 posted on 04/22/2012 1:36:59 PM PDT by jmax (Ahhhh...life is so frigging good in the obama nation.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I have said that I would vote for and even work GOTV for Romney IF he gets the nom. I will absolutely vote Constitution if romney gets it and chooses ANY Bush for VP.

He hasn’t gotten it yet! I’m hoping he’ll be stupid and arrogant enough to go ahead with something like this that will cause enough people to back Newt...


11 posted on 04/22/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by Sal (STAND YOUR GROUND laws are the prosecutor's target--GZ is collateral damage.)
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To: Steelfish
So we legalize the children through the DREAM act, and then when they become citizens they can sponsor their parents, siblings, etc to immigrate, to reunite their families. And so on.

The inverse auction continues -- the two parties competing to see how cheaply they can sell something as precious as US citizenship.

12 posted on 04/22/2012 1:58:36 PM PDT by omega4412
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To: Steelfish
Why not combine the 2...

Jeb + Rubio =

Another George Bush!!!!

YEEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!!!!

I like the idea of an Allen West...armed and dangerous.

13 posted on 04/22/2012 2:09:20 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: Steelfish

I do not see what the big attraction is for Marco Rubio

When he was elected FOX news was All Marco, All the time- I even wrote letters to them asking if they knew that there were other races around the country

He seems like a nice enough guy and good conservative, but I DO NOT want another young kid running the country

Let him get about 20 years experience


14 posted on 04/22/2012 2:28:30 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: Steelfish

I could strongly support Rubio.

Just saying.


15 posted on 04/22/2012 2:31:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: JLS
We have no money.

Stop spending money.

Smaller government, not bigger government.

Take your compassion insults and stick them under the pile of debt that is destroying America.

16 posted on 04/22/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: Mr. K
I do not see what the big attraction is for Marco Rubio

The big attraction for the left is that he like Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen so nominating him gives legitimacy to the Usurper now occupying the White Hut.

17 posted on 04/22/2012 2:38:36 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Steelfish
“[FL Vital To Win: Jeb Bush or Rubio?”

If FL is vital to win: then LTC West would be the best choice, he can carry a much larger load than either of the others.

18 posted on 04/22/2012 2:48:34 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ASA Vet

This has been pointed out several times and the GOPe will not even acknowledge it. Rubio is NOT eligible to be VP! Go somewhere else!


19 posted on 04/22/2012 3:22:21 PM PDT by jch10
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To: Steelfish
The LA Times can be expected to keep the public confused. Rubio is not eligible. He knows it. Every legislator knows it. Obama’s crew knows it better than most of the public.

From the Washington Post, The Fact Checker, Michael Dobbs in May of 2008, Dobbs cites Larry Tribe, Obama’s constitutional law professor, law school adviser, member of his campaign committee, and beneficiary of Elena Kagan’s protection of his blatant plagiarism in a published book, and Ted Olson, who was obviously for sale after the death of his wonderful wife in the Pentagon plane crash on 9/11:

"he McCain campaign has consulted two leading jurists, Theodore Olsen and Laurence Tribe, on the constitutional issues. Olsen and Tribe were on opposite sides of the 2000 Bush vs Gore Supreme Court case, but they see eye to eye on the question of McCain's eligibility for the presidency. They argue that McCain is a natural born citizen because the United States exercised sovereignty over the Panama Canal at the time of his birth on August 29, 1936, he was born on a U.S. military base, and both of his parents were U.S. citizens. The Olsen-Tribe opinion is available here."

The Tribe Olson letter is in the Congressional record. It was to provide talking points for Congress and the media when no legal confirmation of McCain, in a half dozen hearings, was ever established. SR 511 has no legal force. The key phrase “... he was born on a U.S. military base, and both of his parents were U.S. citizens,” is Mr. Dobbs correct interpretation of the Tribe-Olson letter. Every US Senator signed agreement with SR 511. Every US Senator could claim they supported Senator McCain's qualities as a potential president, in spite of his unfortunate failure to satisfy constitutional requirements for just the president Twenty five attempts to amend Article II Section 1 had failed, as recently as 2003, Orrin Hatch to enable Schwarzenegger's eligibilty, 2004, Conyer's attempt to enable Obama - twice - and five other amendment attempt between 2002 and 2007. McCain provided cover for Obama, both of whose parents were not U.S. citizens.

The left knows the truth. Democrat law professor Gabriel Chin wrote the definitive "Why Senator John McCain Can Not Be President" in May of 2008. For the NYT, WaPo, and the LA Times, the end justifies the means. If Rubio runs, another ineligible candidate, the media and the Republicans will have a good reason to maintain the barricade from the truth of the Constitution, and the law. Here is the Supreme Court's crystalline citation, precedent, that simply affirms the meaning written in our Constitution, all of which meanings depend upon the common law as understood by our framers;, and none of which appear in the body of the Constitution:

“The Constitution does not, in words, say who shall be natural-born citizens. Resort must be had elsewhere to ascertain that. At common-law, with the nomenclature of which the framers of the Constitution were familiar, it was never doubted that all children born in a country of parents who were its citizens became themselves, upon their birth, citizens also. These were natives, or natural-born citizens, as distinguished from aliens or foreigners.”

People interested in preserving the interpretation of the Constitution by the press and political parties rather than the words which still survive on paper, but are often rewritten by activists on the Internet - Google, Justia, Cornell Law - will hope that Rubio runs. Too bad Rubio won't speak up and explain, but he is dependent for his political future upon Republicans who selected Mitt Romney and ran the patently ineligible McCain, whose ineligibility was all over the the ‘literate’ press for years beginning just before his failed attempt in the 2000 presidential election.

One could legitimately ask if McCain, whose McCain-Feingold bill was generously supported by George Soros, and some of whose legal support, defending law suits challenging his eligibility, were provided by Soros, had an arrangement with Democrats, and/or with Soros? Soros’ support of far left causes is without question. Rubio won't dare talk openly. His political future would be finished. What else can a politician do for the fincancial rewards now available to crony capitalists? What else can most politicians do? While there are no bets on who will take on correcting this violation of our fundamental law, Rubio has nothing to gain by wading in. This sounds like a predictable, but clever, tactic to try to expand the schism between “checkered pants” Republicans and constitutional originalists, or even anyone who believes in its continued relevance.

Look at the trouble a corrupt justice department can cause Ted Nugent, or minor White House official, Scooter Libby, while having a confession to the crime in hand before even announcing their intent to prosecute, or digging into ancient IRS records to quiet the only congressman to publicly question Obama’s legitimacy, Georgia's Nathan Deal. Corruption has alsways been with us. Rubio is probably smarter than to provide bait to keep the inevitible discovery of the truth of Obama’s constitutional ineligibility quiet for another four years. This time it won't take one hundred thirty years to expose a usurper (Chester Arthur concealed his British subject father by hiding his Vermont Birth certificate), but with both parties complicit, the Internet has prevented complete suppression of the truth. Expect that prospective dictators will do their best to suppress the 1st Amendmentment.

20 posted on 04/22/2012 4:23:17 PM PDT by Spaulding
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To: samtheman

“I retch at the thought of another Bush.”

Absolutely. It would blow my mind if the GOP put another Bush out there now. I’m thinking, “They couldn’t possibly do that”, but they could. If Jeb’s on the ticket, we WILL stay home. Jeb on the Republican ticket is grounds for a serious third party.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 4:35:06 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: donna

Compassion is not costly, you should try it some times.


22 posted on 04/22/2012 4:39:46 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: MayflowerMadam

I agree with how you feel but I don’t know if I can sit this one out.


23 posted on 04/22/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT by samtheman ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ-4gnNz0vc)
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To: JLS

Just what we need: an infusion of entitlement-minded people who can then legalize the rest of their leech relatives.


24 posted on 04/22/2012 6:48:34 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Politicalmom

How do you know that someone who was brought here by there parents at age 6 and now at age 16 only speaks English is entitlement minded? I suspect some are and some aren’t.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: Steelfish

I’m confused. I saw a poll that said the majority of somebody wanted Condi for VP. /s


26 posted on 04/22/2012 7:09:09 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: JLS

These DREAM act supporters ARE entitlement-minded, rabble-rousing liberals. They think they have a “right” to become a citizen, and the “right” to a free education courtesy of the taxpayers.

MY white, citizen children will be attending junior college, and working their behinds off to get through college. They aren’t going to be handed admissions, free books, free lodging, and free tuition because of the color of their skin.


27 posted on 04/22/2012 7:13:26 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Politicalmom

“These DREAM act supporters ARE entitlement-minded, rabble-rousing liberals.”

You may consider Marco Rubio an “entitlement-minded, rabble-rousing liberal,” but I can not really agree with that. Seriously, if you have gotten to the point of calling someone like Rubio an “entitlement-minded, rabble-rousing liberal,” you need to stop, take a breath, calm down and re-evaluate.


28 posted on 04/22/2012 7:44:03 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: JLS

You were referring to the supposed “students”. So was I.


29 posted on 04/22/2012 8:09:38 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Politicalmom

Actually you said the “supporters.” That would apparently include Rubio accord to a spate of articles this weekend. I am open minded about this topic. I can see the problem it would try to address. I do not see that it would cost the tax payers much if anything. Of course the devil would be in the detail as the Dims would try to include anyone who might support them. Still I most certainly would NOT call Rubio what you implicitly, if unintentionally, called him.

I do understand your concern about who supports it. That is one signal as to whether an action is something the government should do. It is however not the only signal. Though it has been hard to see often in recent years, you can not just be against something because the guys on the other side is for it.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 8:33:48 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: JLS

There is nothing compassionate about misleading illegal aliens into believing that lawbreaking and depending on big government for handouts is any way for an American to live.

If you want to be “compassionate”, spend your own money and do it in person. The rest of us have a better sense of right and wrong.


31 posted on 04/22/2012 10:36:19 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: donna

mens rea much? Have you ever been around say a 6 year old?


32 posted on 04/22/2012 11:08:58 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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To: JLS

You’ve been watching too many movies.

Take your socialist anti-American crap back to DU.


33 posted on 04/22/2012 11:13:47 PM PDT by donna (Mitt? NEVER!)
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To: donna; JLS

Deputize one million unemployed Americans to drive the illegal aliens and their issue into Mexico. Media excluded. Then crush the Mexican drug cartels, Latin Kings, La Raza, et al, and give the wounded 48 hours to scoot to the southern side of the border. Then rescind all the H-1b visas. Fire all the TSA agents. Then we’ll have enough jobs for certified Americans. If that doesn’t get us to full employment, then roundup the Amnesty-lovers and dump them in far southwest Mexico. Then go have a nice dinner at a Cuban restaurant in Little Havana.


34 posted on 04/23/2012 12:11:29 AM PDT by namvolunteer (Obama says the US is subservient to the UN and the Constitution does not apply. That is treason.)
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To: ASA Vet

‘The big attraction for the left is that he like Obama is NOT a Natural Born Citizen so nominating him gives legitimacy to the Usurper now occupying the White Hut.’

So true!

The sad thing is - so many voters, conservative or R or on the ‘right’, fall for the trap! Don’t they know Rubio is not constitutionally eligible, or could it be they just don’t care?
Do they want to set the precedent, thus completely destroying the Constitution?

WAKE UP! RUBIO IS NOT A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN. THE VERY FACT THAT HE WOULD NOT ADDRESS THIS ISSUE DESPITE REPEATED REQUESTS SHOWS HE IS NOT ABIDING BY THE CONSTITUTION. HE IS ONLY LOOKING OUT FOR HIS OWN INTERESTS!

Don’t fall for such a politician - timid at best, traitorous at worst!
How else can one explain his silence or outright accepting the VP position?


35 posted on 04/23/2012 4:56:31 AM PDT by chrisnj
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To: donna

I am not the one suggesting a big government solution here. You are the refugee from DU who wants more government here. You can only get a smaller government by giving up some of your big government dreams. Well actually we conservatives can, a big government Dim like you won’t apparently.


36 posted on 04/23/2012 7:04:24 PM PDT by JLS (How to turn a recession into a depression: elect a Dem president with a big majorities in Congress))
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