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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:03 PM

MoJo's Marco Rubio Explainer.

Ten Things You Need to Know About Marco Rubio

DC is all abuzz about the wunderkind Florida senator and possible Mitt veep. But does he help Romney's flip-flop problem?

óBy Adam Weinstein
| Fri Apr. 27, 2012 3:00 AM PDT



When it comes to Veepstakes 2012, one name towers above them all: Marco Rubio. The freshman Florida senator vaulted to national prominence when he rode the tea party wave to power two years ago. Team Romney sees a lot to like in Rubio: He's Latino, young, fiercely conservative, from a battleground state, and backed by powerful political and corporate allies with names like Bush.

In recent weeks, Rubio has endorsed Romney, tagged along on the presidential campaign trail, and delivered a high-profile Brookings Institution speech calling for "a more forceful foreign policy." (Apparently, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Libya and sanctions on Iran and Syria aren't forceful enough.) The Rubio-a-go-go has gotten so feverish that he consistently leads all vice-presidential hopefuls among Intrade oddsmakers and has even been called "this election's Sarah Palin."

But how well do you know the fresh-faced Floridian? Turns out he's got a lot in common with Romney: He'll say anything to pander to the right, even if it contradicts what he's said before. Here are 10 facts about Rubio that might surprise you:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/ten-things-you-need-know-about-marco-rubio

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:09 PM

1. "...and has even been called "this election's Sarah Palin." "

 

'Nuff said.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:11 PM

2. LOL



Some good person should try to dig up that asshole magnet sitting under poor Florida.

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