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  • They’re trying to ‘Palinize’ Marco Rubio (And they'll do it for any Republican candidate as well)

    11/21/2012 10:02:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/21/2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    On Twitter yesterday, some of my conservative friends beat me up for writing about Marco Rubio’s comments to GQ about the Earth’s age. Their point was that it was a silly question (it was.) And that it was feeding a liberal meme (it is.) But the notion that this means we should ignore it is also silly. In the heat of a campaign, it might be wise to parry such questions – and pivot to talking about your strengths. This is called staying on message. But I’m not on a campaign. And the election is over. If there were ever...
  • Tea Party Express picks Marco Rubio for VP (Article says Tea Partiers not TPX)

    07/18/2012 9:07:28 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 175 replies
    Tampa ^ | JULY 18, 2012 | Amy Hollyfield
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio is the overwhelming choice for the Republican vice presidential pick in a nationwide survey of Tea Party Express supporters.
  • Marco Rubio says he would come to the U.S. illegally if he had to

    06/19/2012 5:55:13 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 218 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Chris Moody
    Hypothetically, if Marco Rubio were not an American citizen and could not provide food for his family, he says he would cross the border illegally to come to the United States. While discussing immigration policy in his new memoir, An American Son, Rubio called for "common decency" in dealing with undocumented immigrants and said that if put in a similar position as those who are fleeing destitution, he would break the law, too. "Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn't feed our families," Rubio writes...
  • Marco Rubio Not Being Vetted to Be Mitt Romney’s Running Mate

    06/19/2012 4:12:44 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 123 replies
    Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody’s list of vice presidential candidates. The reasons are obvious: Not only is he young, charismatic and wildly popular with conservatives, but he could also help Republicans win a key state (Florida) and make inroads with Hispanics.
  • Romney Up 6 Points In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rubio Has Little Impact as VP

    05/23/2012 4:05:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Gov. Mitt Romney holds a 47 - 41 percent lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where 63 percent of voters say the president's support of same-sex marriage will not affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 25 - 11 percent of voters, including 23 - 9 percent among independent voters, say Obama's support of gay marriage makes them less likely to support his candidacy. Adding Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to the GOP ticket would give the Republican Romney/Rubio team a 49 - 41 percent lead over President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden....
  • Marco Rubio to Santorum and Gingrich: “It’s Time Now to Concede”

    04/05/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 44 replies
    Shark Tank ^ | 4/5/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Senator Marco Rubio made some bold statements regarding the Republican Presidential primary race,while attening one of his regional Senate office openings in Palm Beach county, Florida. Rubio has openly endorsed Governor Mitt Romney in the race, and has said that he was not one to tell another candidate to drop out of a race, until now. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary,...
  • Ann Coulter Says Marco Rubio as VP Pick Would Be a ‘Mistake’

    04/01/2012 12:18:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 170 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/01/2012 | George Stephanopoulos
    While pundits, politicians and prognosticators have tapped Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as one of the most likely GOP vice presidential picks, conservative commentator Ann Coulter warned today that such a choice would be a “mistake.” “I think that would be a mistake because the same people who loved Rubio loved [former presidential candidate and Texas Gov.]Rick Perry,” Coulter told me Sunday during the “This Week” roundtable discussion. “I want someone who’s been a bit more tested.” As the rising star of the Tea Party and a Hispanic from the delegate-rich state of Florida, Rubio would fix Romney’s two biggest problems:...
  • Time To Draft Rubio For VP

    01/31/2012 9:49:41 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 145 replies
    Red State ^ | 1-31-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Forceful, unapologetic articulation is a new requirement for Republicans: it is not only a good track record or voting record, conservatives also demand the ability to forcefully articulate conservative principles. Just ask Texas Governor Rick Perry.
  • Newt hints at Rubio for VP

    01/27/2012 11:03:12 AM PST · by Danae · 159 replies
    WND ^ | 1-27-2012 | Jerome Corsi
    The man of the night at the Jan. 26 University of North Florida Republican debate wasn’t Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum or Ron Paul – in fact, he wasn’t even on stage. Some might say it was Sen. Marco Rubio. Rubio was favored by three of the four candidates as a Hispanic pick for their administrations – with frontrunner Gingrich hinting that he might pick Rubio as his vice president.
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Birthers say Marco Rubio is not eligible to be president

    10/20/2011 1:47:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 168 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 20, 2011 | Alex Leary
    Unable to prevent Barack Obama from becoming president, rigid followers of the Constitution have turned their attention to another young, charismatic politician many think could one day occupy the White House. The birthers are calling for U.S.Sen. Marco Rubio, the budding Republican star from Florida. "It's nothing to do with him personally. But you can't change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules," said New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo. Forget about allegedly Photoshopped birth certificates; the activists are not challenging whether Rubio was born in Miami. Rather, they say Rubio is ineligible under Article...
  • Marco Rubio will not be the GOP VP pick, Marco Rubio says

    10/06/2011 12:08:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 6, 2011 | Andrew Malcom, Political News & Commentary
    For those of you who've pretty well settled on the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee next year, Sen. Marco Rubio has some news for you: It won't be him. It won't be him. The freshman Republican senator from Florida said it twice: "I am not going to be the vice presidential nominee. I am not going to be the vice presidential nominee." The 40-year-old American-born son of Cuban exiles is a former speaker of the Florida House. He's a fiscal conservative and a tea party favorite who came from virtually nowhere to knock Gov. Charlie Crist out of the GOP...
  • The man who would be veep (Rubio)

    09/19/2011 4:29:58 AM PDT · by maggief · 148 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 19, 2011 | Niall Stanage
    The battle for the Republican presidential nomination is just heating up. But the choice of running mate is as good as settled, at least if the Beltway buzz is to be believed. Many party insiders feel that the attractions of Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) for the second spot on the ticket are irresistible. “Right now, he is head and shouders above everybody else,” Florida-based GOP strategist Rick Wilson told The Hill. (Wilson supported Rubio during his 2010 Senate bid, but did not work for the campaign.) Garlands have been hurled Rubio’s way with conspicuous frequency in the past few weeks....
  • The Good News: Rubio's Eligible

    07/09/2011 8:40:03 AM PDT · by freespirited · 220 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/09/11 | Chet Arthur
    Conservatives are right to be deeply committed to constitutionalism and to test all government actions against the plumb line of that great charter of liberty. We would never dismiss concerns about the constitutionality of legislation or the eligibility of persons to hold office under that Constitution the way former Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed objections to the legitimacy of ObamaCare. The former Speaker looked incredulously at her questioner and said: "Are you serious?" Happily, such disdain for constitutional concerns is one reason why she is the former Speaker of the House. Don't worry, dear readers -- be happy. The good news...
  • Vanity: GOP Needs Rubio on the Ticket in '12. Is He Eligible?

    06/29/2011 3:37:49 AM PDT · by no dems · 61 replies · 1+ views
    June 29, 2011 | no dems
    The GOP needs Marco Rubio on the Ticket in 2012 as VP. If we do not carry Florida and if we do not take some of the Hispanic vote away from Obama nation-wide, he might very well be reelected. We need enough votes to prevent the Chicago Thug-style Politics from stealing the Election. Don't think it can't happen. Remember how the Kennedys stole the 1960 Election from Nixon. The Question then arises: IS MARCO RUBIO CONSTITUTIONALLY ELIGIBLE? The answer is emphatically YES! So is Bobby Jindal. There are many authorities I could cite but I'll use one to conserve space...

    03/17/2011 4:57:40 AM PDT · by SumProVita · 75 replies
    Urgent Agenda ^ | March 16, 2011 | William Katz
    "We've said here before that the Republican cast of presidential characters for 2012 isn't very exciting. The GOP, we've said, may have to reach down to the next generation to find a candidate who can wake things up, and we've suggested Marco Rubio, the new senator from Florida. Now, Rubio may be making his move. From The Politico: With a landmark spending debate engulfing Washington, the Florida Republican has, virtually overnight, launched the national profile the conservative movement has been clamoring for. During his first national interview Monday, Rubio pounced on President Barack Obama — from the friendly confines of...