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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 02:01 PM

10 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

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, 02:12 PM

1. It doesn't matter what WE know, and even if THEY know they won't care if they

like the guy.

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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:34 PM

2. If he has Bush backing it is because the Bush's are playing for 2016.

Bind Rubio to Mittens so that when Mittens goes down in flames he takes Rubio with him.

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