Skip to comments.Rubio campaigns with Romney, raising VP speculation
Posted on 04/23/2012 3:31:23 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome
Romney is running neck-and-neck with Obama in national opinion polls but needs to make up ground in several battleground states where the election is likely to be decided.
The former Massachusetts governor appeared side-by-side with Rubio at a news conference where Romney did most of the talking. They then held a town hall event and took turns answering questions from supporters.
Romney brushed off two questions from reporters whether Rubio was on his list for potential vice presidential picks, a process that will play out over the next four months ahead of the Republicans' August convention in Florida to nominate their candidate to face Obama in the November 6 election.
"The process for selecting a vice presidential running mate is just beginning," Romney said.
He noted that longtime aide Beth Myers has begun to put together a system for checking out possible nominees and reviewing tax returns and other background material, "but we really haven't had a discussion yet of putting together a list or evaluating various candidates."
RUBIO IS COY
Rubio, 40, has lately sounded coy about the idea of a vice presidential nod after ruling it out repeatedly in the past. Conservatives speak warmly of the idea and Romney advisers say he will be considered, but some Republicans voice worries he may simply be too young for the job.
Rubio, asked whether he had the experience necessary to serve as vice president, would not comment. "I'm not talking about that process any more," he said.
Obama leads Romney among Hispanic voters by a whopping 40 percentage points, putting pressure on Romney to take steps to reduce that margin and make himself more competitive in states where the Latino vote could be decisive, like New Mexico and Nevada.
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Rubio is gonna get the nod. At this point, I just can’t imagine anyone else.
Keep your eye on Gov Susana Martinez of New Mexico
Bad thing. Rubio is a light weight and a f_up..
Not NBC and therefore unqualified.
Wish parents had become citizens before his birth. He’s terrific.
Didn't Gov Martinez say that she's not interested?
why keep an eye on martinez, to get the mexican vote.
Well, you're in luck! Rubio is qualified. That "2 citizen parents" stuff is nothing but made-up birther nonsense.
If anyone thinks Rubio will add some conservatism to the ticket, they are mistaken.
78% of jewish people voted for the communist in 2008, maybe the repubs should get babs streisand for VP.
they always say that, just like Hildebeast saying that she would not leave her seat in NY to run for President and 0buma saying in 2004 he was not ready to be *resident.
Kinda like hitching a ride with a suicide bomber.
Sohhh anyone born on US soil, having resided in the US for 14 years and reached the age of 35 may become President?
Yes. Per the Constitution.
How many failed lawsuits will it take before birthers get it through their thick heads that nobody is buying the crap they're selling?
Very VERY bad thing. Rubio rings nothing to the table except looking like a token. While it isn’t the central issue, there is no possible way to win with ZERO Foreign Policy experience from both candidates. It doesn’t need to be much, but you gotta have some.
She did, but ya never know. THAT would be a great choice, BUT ... I fear that anyone associated with Romney, after the shellacking he is going to take in the General, is going to ruin their future political career on a National level. I’d rather see her sit back and jump in after 2012.
This is how the RinoCracy intend to put the Obama birther issue to rest
If the repub rino’s are talking of rubio for VP to get the mexican vote, what is romney for, to get the mormon vote?