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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:32 PM

Romney says Rubio being 'thoroughly vetted'

Source: AP-Excite

By STEVE PEOPLES and KASIE HUNT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) - Mitt Romney says Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is being "thoroughly vetted" for vice president.

The comments came Tuesday amid reports by ABC News and The Washington Post citing unnamed advisers that Rubio isn't being vetted for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket.

Romney told reporters Tuesday evening that he "can't imagine" who the advisers are. He says the reports are false.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.



Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120619/D9VGFFS80.html




In this May 24, 2012, file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks just off the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, during a series of votes. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is staying mum on whether Rubio, a rising star in Republican politics, has been eliminated from his short list of potential running mates. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee told Fox News on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, that "a number of people are being vetted," but that only two people, himself and a senior adviser, know who's on the list. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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Reply Romney says Rubio being 'thoroughly vetted' (Original post)
Omaha Steve Jun 2012 OP
Life Long Dem Jun 2012 #1
AtomicKitten Jun 2012 #2
julian09 Jun 2012 #3
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #12
flpoljunkie Jun 2012 #18
savalez Jun 2012 #20
onehandle Jun 2012 #4
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #9
MjolnirTime Jun 2012 #42
onehandle Jun 2012 #43
MjolnirTime Jun 2012 #44
louis-t Jun 2012 #5
liberal N proud Jun 2012 #6
Smilo Jun 2012 #7
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #8
tclambert Jun 2012 #10
BumRushDaShow Jun 2012 #14
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #13
Bjorn Against Jun 2012 #11
Turbineguy Jun 2012 #15
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #16
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #22
Bradical79 Jun 2012 #27
rgbecker Jun 2012 #17
Skittles Jun 2012 #25
humbled_opinion Jun 2012 #19
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #23
humbled_opinion Jun 2012 #32
TBF Jun 2012 #24
humbled_opinion Jun 2012 #30
TBF Jun 2012 #37
Skittles Jun 2012 #26
humbled_opinion Jun 2012 #31
Bradical79 Jun 2012 #29
sofa king Jun 2012 #34
TBF Jun 2012 #38
RBInMaine Jun 2012 #36
TBF Jun 2012 #39
demwing Jun 2012 #45
truthisfreedom Jun 2012 #21
humbled_opinion Jun 2012 #33
DonCoquixote Jun 2012 #28
clang1 Jun 2012 #40
dipsydoodle Jun 2012 #35
L0oniX Jun 2012 #41

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:36 PM

1. How about Romney being vetted?

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:45 PM

3. Mitt doesn't want to further alienate Latinos by not vetting Rubio

 

so he will vet him, every move is a calculation.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

12. Desperate for the Latino vote = Romney cornered

He'll be trying to anyone who is Latino. The Washington Post has already written off Rubio.

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Response to julian09 (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

18. Miami Herald reports conservatives howled at the news, yet Romney waited all day to respond.

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Response to flpoljunkie (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:29 PM

20. Is "howled" good or bad?

Also:
Newsflash: Sen. Marco Rubio is on Republican Mitt Romney’s shortlist for president.

Really? For president?

Lastly, I doubt Rubio will sway the Hispanic vote outside of Florida which will probably be voter disenfranchised already.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. I've been saying that it will be Mittens/Rubio since election day 2010.

I wavered when his lie about his parents surfaced. That didn't last long.

Rubio is the solution for the 'Latino problem.'

Some Latinos will vote for them, just because there's a Latino on the ticket.

Sorry, it's true.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:10 PM

9. People vote for the top guy. And Romney hates the Dream Act. Nuff said.

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Response to onehandle (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:06 PM

42. and you have been wrong.

 

Any gain in the Latino vote that Rubio would bring is erased by the loss of Teabaggers who hate Hispanics.

Romney know this. Why don't you?

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Response to MjolnirTime (Reply #42)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 12:10 PM

43. Black President > Latino VP in the racism game. nt

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Response to onehandle (Reply #43)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:15 PM

44. Obama is not their candidate. They want someone to represent them. Rubio will be rejected.

 

Your mistake is in thinking that the majority of Repigs can think strategically.
They can't.
They only see what's right in front of them, and a Hispanic VP just won't be accepted.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:50 PM

5. Do these people ever give a straight answer?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:57 PM

6. Now they are talking out of both sides of their mouths

Literally!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:05 PM

7. Pretty Boy Rube is Cuban........

Cubans are not "hispanics" and "hispanics" are not Cubans.

This may win Romney Florida - but not much else.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:09 PM

8. Good. He is NOT READY to be VP.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:18 PM

10. Then he's a lock.

Palin II, the sequel. The ad line: "We tried a woman for VP. Now, how about a Latino?"

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Response to tclambert (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:29 PM

14. +1 - I assumed this too. n/t

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:28 PM

13. just like Palin

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:26 PM

11. Is it normal for Presidential candidates to announce who they are vetting for the position?

It would seem by making this announcement Romney is either locking himself in to picking Rubio or he is going to leave the appearance that Rubio failed the vetting process and is going to damage him. Romney is either dead set on Rubio or he is extremely stupid for making this statement.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:30 PM

15. Yeah,

like the Birthers are going to suddenly move to the Democratic party.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:42 PM

16. There is something about Rubio that seems fake. Like he is repressed.

Maybe I am just imagining things.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:47 PM

22. He's completely uninspiring as a speaker.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #16)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:29 PM

27. Maybe he knows that he's stuck on the wrong team?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 07:44 PM

17. Rmoney wants to know if Rubio can handle a lawn mower.

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Response to rgbecker (Reply #17)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:17 PM

25. Can Romney?

I bet he has never used a lawnmower in his life

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:03 PM

19. I am not convinced its Rubio for the VP

You would think he would get a double bang for the buck if he picked someone like New Mexico's governor, Susana Martinez....

Trust me if he chooses her he is going to fix his woman problem and pick up the needed Latino vote too... She gives me the most concern....

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:55 PM

23. OMG can you imagine this woman as President?

Watch her acceptance speech. She sounds like she just got voted onto the school board. She inspires zero confidence. It's like they're cheering her to keep her from falling apart. It's three o'clock in the morning and the phone rings. Right.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:42 PM

32. Low key...

is exactly how Romney would play her, remember she was a Democrat, she is the first female latino governor in the U.S. she works in a very bipartisan fashion. That 3 a.m. phone call logic doens't work anymore thanks to gaffe prone Joe Biden and his many bumbling moments. In fact the teaheads I work with always say hell no to impeaching Obama because can you imagine Joe in charge? So that cuts both ways and I believe is not an important distinction.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:03 PM

24. But he doesn't need NM electoral votes like he needs Florida's. nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #24)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:36 PM

30. That is true but

Picking her a relatively low key figure who used to be a Democrat, has clearly worked in a Bipartisan fashion in her state is a Female and a Latino and won't bring the same scrutiny (baggage) that a (Condi Rice) would.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #30)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:12 AM

37. Can you imagine Condi Rice as VP?

Good lord ...

You may be correct, I'm not really familiar with the lady. I was simply thinking of the numbers (5 vs. 29 I believe). He is going to want Florida and Texas because Obama will have New York and California.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:18 PM

26. newsflash

women don't vote for candidates based solely on gender - repukes found that out with that dipshit Palin

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Response to Skittles (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:38 PM

31. True

but there is that glass ceiling thing and if she isn't as polarizing as Palin was, and she certainly isn't as dumb as Palin is either, being a low key candidate allowing Romney to keep all the focus may work the point is she becomes a twofer.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:36 PM

29. Are there any Republican politicians out there of Chinese decent?

If there are, they might want to wait by the phone. Romney's advisors might ask them to join the ticket so they can win over Latino voters.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 11:19 PM

34. Not convinced, either.

I don't think Mitt gets to make the call, either. I think the LDS thinks it gets to make the call. And I think Ron Paul is maneuvering so that he gets to make the call. Then there are half a dozen billionaires who think they bought the right to name that person, and the Teabaggers' bite-down veto, and Jeb wanting to keep his potential running mates for '016 clean and out of this trainwreck, and so on. Oh, and Newt. Can't forget him.

I think the odds are high that at least one of those three to five groups will flatly oppose a female and/or Latino running mate.

I think the odds are high that at least one of those three to five groups will also flatly oppose Ron Paul himself.

Which leaves rich white male Ivy leaguers who haven't wrecked a state too badly lately.

My best guess is that the one guy--and it will be a guy, because they really do hate women, except maybe Ron Paul--that they can all agree on is Jon Huntsman (what, you forgot UPenn is in the Ivy League?).

Yeah, the can-deliver-Utah's-already-locked-six-electoral-votes Jon Huntsman, I really do think they're that stupid. Or more specifically I think they're all going to have to settle on the least sleazy guy because they can't trust each others' suggestions.

I think Jeb Bush wants Rubio for himself in 2016, so he'll happily let Romney's people do the background check now.

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Response to sofa king (Reply #34)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:14 AM

38. lol@ your comments re Jeb -

they are both Florida folks though - although I suppose Jeb thinks he has Texas too.

Too funny though. You know Marco may well run in 2016. I wouldn't be surprised at all.

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:31 AM

36. People vote for PREZ, not Vice Prez.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #36)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

39. True, I really didn't care who Obama's VP was

and I wasn't thrilled with Joe and his bank connections (and here he has turned into a pretty terrific VP)

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Response to humbled_opinion (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 01:47 PM

45. Do you really think women and latinos are so naive?

really?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:46 PM

21. I'm not impressed by Rubio at all, so he's the perfect choice.

Watch this speech. He's completely uninspiring.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #21)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:46 PM

33. Initially I thought he was a lock

but the teaheads I work with are not convinced they claim the birthers would have the same disagreement with him that they have with Obama and it would be a hard to convince them to support him additionally the teabags don't really like Romney that much either but they are vehemently anti-Obama so they are supporting him as the lesser of evils.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 10:34 PM

28. This could backfire easily

As many non cuban latinos, like myself, are sick sick sick sick of the way the Cubans have been handed privileges and respect non of us do, and how the Cubans act like they are Aryan Whites, eager to kick us in the teeth to make their anglo friends smile.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 08:36 AM

40. re This could backfire easily

 

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Lol why do mexican latinos call all whites Anglos?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 05:24 AM

35. Would that be vetting

as in neutering ?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 11:19 AM

41. HOLLAND MICHIGAN is the meca of ignorant assholes...

and the home of Eric Prince.

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