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Why Isn't Marco Rubio Getting Vetted for Vice President?
ricochet ^ | June 19,2012 | Ben Domenech

Posted on 06/20/2012 8:44:15 AM PDT by Hojczyk

That's the electoral politics rationale, yes. But there's possibly another reason Romney was always unlikely to select Rubio: the sheer number of former Charlie Crist staffers on his payroll, who have already conducted opposition research against Rubio and know what it would turn up. And according to more than one consultant still engaged with the relevant parties, there's still a good deal of animosity at the staff level between these camps.

Does staff animosity toward a potential vice presidential pick sink their chances? No, but it does result in a staff more likely to point out a potential choice's defects to the candidate, which can help shift a once promising selection toward the bottom of the list. And now that it seems clear Romney's path to victory in 2012 runs through the working class of the Rust Belt, young Senator Rubio seems like a riskier choice with a higher upside... which has never been the type of approach Romney has made in his political career.

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1 posted on 06/20/2012 8:44:21 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

This does not sound good

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/romney-crist-rubio-gingrich/2012/01/23/id/425195


2 posted on 06/20/2012 8:47:24 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

We don’t want him.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 8:48:11 AM 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: Hojczyk
Per Romney himself, Rubio is being vetted.

Romney says Rubio is being vetted for No. 2 slot

Rubio has also published his autobiography at this specific time for the purpose of letting the media start vetting him now.

4 posted on 06/20/2012 8:50:04 AM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Hojczyk
Why Isn't Marco Rubio Getting Vetted for Vice President?

Because he is a RINO and two RINO's on the ticket doesn't help pull another weak RINO over the finish line.

5 posted on 06/20/2012 8:51:07 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Hojczyk

Today the Romney camp are saying Rubio is being fully vetted, FWIW.


6 posted on 06/20/2012 8:51:37 AM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hojczyk

Romney reported that Rubio is being vetted.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: Hojczyk

rubio is not being vetted because 1] he is NOT natural born citizen and does NOT qualify...2] rubio has limited experience 3] pander this.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 8:52:35 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: Hojczyk

If Rubio were to become Vice-President, is he qualified to become President if need be?


9 posted on 06/20/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Vigilanteman

thw TWO RINO decision has been made...it will be romaplenty on the ticket.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 8:54:41 AM PDT by biggredd1
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To: biggredd1

If the Republican party does not come down on Romney for even considering Pawlenty, they deserve to lose this election. Pawlenty is a loser.


11 posted on 06/20/2012 9:04:41 AM PDT by YukonGreen
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=rubio%20vetted


12 posted on 06/20/2012 9:13:27 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (FR: Now, More Than Ever.)
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To: biggredd1
Rubio is a natural born citizen!
A 2011 Congressional Research Service report stated
The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth,” either by being born “in” the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents; by being born abroad to U.S. citizen-parents; or by being born in other situations meeting legal requirements for U.S. citizenship “at birth.” Such term, however, would not include a person who was not a U.S. citizen by birth or at birth, and who was thus born an “alien” required to go through the legal process of “naturalization” to become a U.S. citizen.[1]
13 posted on 06/20/2012 9:21:31 AM PDT by tayper (Granny told me, Saying it don't make it so)
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To: tayper
"Rubio is a natural born citizen! A 2011 Congressional Research Service report stated"

LOL, I'm sure. Did it include a pdf of Obama's birth certificate?

Rubio is NOT a natural born citizen. Get real. Do you really want to push to open the door of the presidency to anchor babies? Think about it. Rubio gets in and ultimately gives amnesty to millions of mexicans that will NEVER vote for a conservative and the republic is GONE.

14 posted on 06/20/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by precisionshootist
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To: Hojczyk

this a false report. Romney’s people say he is being vetted along with several others.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 9:47:10 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Hojczyk

Rubio is not a NBC


16 posted on 06/20/2012 9:49:18 AM PDT by TNoldman (AN AMERICAN FOR A MUSLIM/BHO FREE AMERICA.)
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To: Hojczyk

Read the tense. Not being vetted is present tense. That does not say Marco Rubio hasn’t already been vetted and does not say he won’t be vetted.

Typically a candidate will have a small group of trusted advisors do the vetting of potential VP candidates. That small group typically vets one or two potential candidates at a time.

If you think back to 2000, George W. Bush appointed Dick Cheney to head up the vetting committee. Cheney reported to Bush about once or twice a week on the progress of the committee, what it had learned about the strengths and weaknesses of potential VP running mates. Over the course of time, Bush realized that Cheney would make a good vice president and that Cheney’s past and present were well known as he had been a Representative, a Secretary of Defense, and a captain of industry. The progressives could only hammer him for having run Halliburton while failing to note that Halliburton pays great wages to its employees while providing first-rate energy and engineering services to the American people.

“Not now being vetted” is meant by the writer to deceive people into thinking he has not been vetting, is not being vetted, and will never be vetted.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 9:55:08 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Da Bro' Gotsta Go!)
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To: lonevoice
"Per Romney himself, Rubio is being vetted."

Yes, Romney is saying this so the cubans won't get nervous and stay on board. Romney has no intention of putting rubio on the ticket. Can you imagine SNL? They'd have a little Rubio on romney's lap. just like quayle
18 posted on 06/20/2012 10:08:37 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: RC2
is he qualified to become President if need be?

As qualified as a Kenyan without a BC with a Kenyan dad.

19 posted on 06/20/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: precisionshootist

This week Rubio totally outted himself as a foreigner with foreign interests. He even applauded the illegals invading our country, claiming he would do he same if he didn’t have any money while living in a foreign country.

We need to recover from that third world gutter, not join Rubio in there.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 4:16:35 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AdamBomb

What you said is true. Mittens lies without a problem at all.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Hojczyk
Who does Mr. Domenech want to vet Rubio...the MSM? Since Marco Rubio is a Republican...the people will have to vet him themselves to get an honest answer. The MSM will only eviscerate Rubio, smearing where they can and making up stories where they can't. Romney has been so well vetted by conservatives that the yellow reporting has not been able to gain a foot hold to destroy him - think Sarah Palin for starters. They tore her apart and called anyone who made a critical comment about Obama a racist...we are not allowed to debate the Chicago thug however, maybe after today the truth about the fraud will be more forthcoming.
22 posted on 06/20/2012 4:29:07 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: SaraJohnson
Cut him some slack...he explained that part of his story better later on...knee jerk response is not what is needed as it is just the ammunition the progressives need and will use.
23 posted on 06/20/2012 4:35:37 PM PDT by yoe (Proud to be part of the Tea Party movement.....!!!!!)
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To: yoe

Cut him some slack


I’m a tad weary of cutting internationalist backstabbers slack. Elected officals need to cut Americans some slack for a change.


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:36:02 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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