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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:01 AM

Jeb Bush: Romney should pick Sen. Rubio as running mate

Jeb Bush: Romney should pick Sen. Rubio as running mate

By Daniel Strauss

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday, wants Romney to pick Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as his running mate if the former Massachusetts governor wins the nomination.

Bush, speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, said that the junior Florida senator is "dynamic, joyful, disciplined and principled."

"He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man. He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a way to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism," Bush said, according to a report in a Pittsburgh newspaper published Thursday.

A day earlier, the former Florida governor endorsed Romney for president.

Rubio has repeatedly said he has no interest in running in the No. 2 spot on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket. Nevertheless, his name has remained high up on speculative shortlists of people who could be selected to run with whoever wins the nomination.

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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/217507-jeb-bush-wants-romney-to-pick-rubio-as-running-mate

He must have seen the polls: http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002449887

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Reply Jeb Bush: Romney should pick Sen. Rubio as running mate (Original post)
ProSense Mar 2012 OP
Fawke Em Mar 2012 #1
Cirque du So-What Mar 2012 #2
onehandle Mar 2012 #11
Puzzledtraveller Mar 2012 #18
spanone Mar 2012 #3
warrior1 Mar 2012 #4
WI_DEM Mar 2012 #5
C_U_L8R Mar 2012 #6
tallahasseedem Mar 2012 #16
lpbk2713 Mar 2012 #7
HockeyMom Mar 2012 #8
RZM Mar 2012 #9
onehandle Mar 2012 #10
asjr Mar 2012 #12
Staph Mar 2012 #13
asjr Mar 2012 #15
Initech Mar 2012 #14
Aerows Mar 2012 #17
RedEarth Mar 2012 #19
KamaAina Mar 2012 #20
mfcorey1 Mar 2012 #21

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:03 AM

1. I'm on board with that!

When Latinos get word, nationally, of the lies Rubio told of his family's flight from Cuba, they'll hate the Republican Party even more than they already do!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:04 AM

2. Naked pandering to the Hispanic voting bloc

which they're too stupid to realize won't vote for Rubio just because he's Cuban. No less foolish than addition of the Grifta from Wasilla last go-around.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:21 AM

11. Don't discount this tactic. If just a few percent more Latinos vote for Rubio...

...just because he's Latino, it could swing the election.

Rubio running in 2016 will be even more problematic.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:11 PM

18. You better believe it

Plus young, and attractive does VERY well with, sadly, the majority of voters.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:08 AM

3. the bu$h people still want to run this country...i'm sure rubio was quid pro quo for endorsement

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:10 AM

4. The rubio

from the Blunt/Robio amendment? Good call Jebbie "Stand Your Ground" bush.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:10 AM

5. I fully expect that he will.

especially since the Bush cartel are now on record as endorsing it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:10 AM

6. You mean the co-author of Blunt-Rubio ??

by all means yes !!
Women weren't going to vote for Rmoney anyway.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:57 PM

16. This was my response as well...

bring it on!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:11 AM

7. Rubio is and always has been The Jebster's protegee.





Rubio is a BushCo windup toy.


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:14 AM

8. Rubio's "history" has been well reported on by Florida media

If he is the VP nominee, the rest of the country will hear about it.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:15 AM

9. I've thought for a while that Rubio is the VP frontrunner

 

But there are plenty of other possibilities. I'd say his chance of getting it are roughly 30-35 percent. But he brings two things the Republicans want. He's Hispanic and he's from a crucial swing state with a lot of electoral votes.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:19 AM

10. He will. I've been saying it for three years. It will be Romney/Rubio this time.

Romney will fail and Rubio will be elected President in 2016.

Unless we can get Elizabeth Warren into the Senate this year, and make her our nominee in 2016.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 10:26 AM

12. I feel this is another rung on the presidential

ladder for Jeb. He knows Democrats will win in 2012, but is laying the groundwork for his run in 2016. I don't know why he is pushing Rubio unless it is for more publicity re 2016. And people will not remember Jeb is the one who signed the bill in FL to enable anyone to shoot and kill anyone they damn well please. If only George Orwell was still alive. He would have a best-seller on his hands.

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Response to asjr (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 11:46 AM

13. I wonder if Jeb is pushing Rubio

so that, when the Romney/Rubio ticket crashes and burns, Rubio will be a less appetizing candidate in 2016. Just like Palin, Edwards, Lieberman, Kemp, Quayle, Bentsen, Ferraro, Mondale, Dole, Eagleton/Shriver, Muskie, etc., the losing Vice Presidential candidate has a tough time becoming a successful Presidential candidate.

The last losing VP candidate who later became President was FDR, who ran for VP in 1920 with James Cox.


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Response to Staph (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 01:49 PM

15. Sounds about right to me. Also, today, advocating for Rubio

he shows how ecumenical he is towards Lationos. I guess I have become really cynical in my latter years, but it is so Republican of him. He will really "fight" for the Hispanic population!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 12:17 PM

14. Sure - why not? It'd be a lose - lose for them.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:09 PM

17. Wait until Rubio's ethical violations

get coverage on the national stage.

Honestly, however, as gaffe-prone and clueless as the Romney camp is, Rubio should run the other direction.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:14 PM

19. A Tea Party nut on the ticket might get the right wing freaks

to come out and vote for Mitt.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:30 PM

20. "Bush, speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,"

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is not a newspaper but rather the house organ of nutjob billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife, of Arkansas Project fame (or notoriety, anyway).

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 02:32 PM

21. Now the masterplan of the right begins. Put Rubio in now and test the water for Jeb's

run in 2016.

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