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To: Smokeyblue

Well, who the hell did you want? Rubio was # 1 in most lists of preferred candidates for VP. I saw the articles posted here in this forum.

By the way, there was an article posted here that that genius Romney was considering Christie as his first choice.

“God forbid we should worrying about “dissing” the Hispanic Community. Oh the horror.

Race baiting and identity politics.”

I’m not ignorant enough to believe that political realities can be ignored. Rubio would have given him Florida and probably enough Hispanic votes to win the election. Ryan couldn’t even deliver Wisconsin which really wasn’t HIS fault - it just couldn’t be done with Romney.

And I think its more important to win in 2016 than to make statements about “idenity” politics. The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, our position in international politics and the collapsing economy are all more important issues than offending the sensitivities of some people concerned about “identity” politics.

Rubio or another equally well-qualified Hispanic had damn well better be on the ticket in 2016 if we hope to win.


41 posted on 11/12/2012 7:05:56 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU
I’m not ignorant enough to believe that political realities can be ignored.

Nice. You falsely set the premise of what YOU believe to be the political realities and then extrapolate out to confirm your bias. Hey, you can't lose that way.

I noticed you never mention the millions of white voters who sat out. Why?

"Rubio or another equally well-qualified Hispanic had damn well better be on the ticket in 2016 if we hope to win."

Because the right just loves identity politics. NOT. You can ensure that even more whites stay home. But they don't count, do they?

If they wanted identity politics they'd be Democrats.

44 posted on 11/12/2012 7:27:07 AM PST by Smokeyblue
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