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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:34 AM
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Marco Rubio on national ticket could be risky bet for Republican Party
Source: Washington Post

Republicans who are eager to repair the partys battered image among Hispanic voters and unseat President Obama next year have long promoted a single-barrel solution to their two-pronged problem: putting Sen. Marco Rubio on the national ticket.

The charismatic Cuban American lawmaker from Florida, the theory goes, could prompt Hispanics to consider supporting the GOP ticket even after a primary contest in which dust-ups over illegal immigration have left some conservative Hispanics uneasy.

But Rubios role in recent controversies, including a dispute with the countrys biggest Spanish-language television network and new revelations that he had mischaracterized his familys immigrant story, shows that any GOP bet on his national appeal could be risky.

Democrats had already questioned whether a Cuban American who has voiced conservative views on immigration and opposed the historic Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina justice, could appeal to a national Hispanic electorate of which Cubans are just a tiny fraction but have special immigration status. And Rubios support in Florida among non-Cuban Hispanics has been far less pronounced than among his fellow Cubans.


Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/rubio-on-nationa...



I was 100% sure that Rubio would be Mitten's running mate. They would lose and Rubio would go on to become President in 2016.

Now I have substantial doubts.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:39 AM
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1. "charismatic Cuban American" aka "the liar"
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:41 AM by dipsydoodle
who suffered a convenient memory loss when it came to when and why his parents left Cuba.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:19 AM
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2. The flip flopper and the liar.
I fear for my country.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:21 AM
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3. Rubio is not ready for primetime... but when did that ever stop Repugs....
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:32 AM
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4. mischaracterized = lied
gotta love the media and how they spin sleaze..
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Hawaii Hiker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:42 AM
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5. And Rubio has NOTHING in common w/about 98%
of Hispanic voters....Rubio is a very, very far right guy who appeals to very few people....
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:31 AM
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6. Just wait for the Koch Brothers to pour in 100 million and POOF
Thanks to the Citizens United Decision from our corrupted Whore Court, The Kochs and their fellow Whore Street Pimps will pour a billion dollars into Republican pockets and they'll cover up for their little rubber stamp Marco!
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:35 AM
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7. as the largest recipient of Koch money
that alone raises a big red flag
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zonkers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 AM
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8. IMHO, Rubio cannot be sold to Latinos, especially Mexican Americans who's B.S. detectors
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 AM by zonkers
are finally tuned from years of experience.
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:51 AM
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9. He would take the Cuban vote but otherwise
I think Latinos can easily tell that Rubio is a frontman for Big Money and vote accordingly.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:53 AM
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10. If he were on their ticket the media would go berserk. 24 x 7, pictures of him and his wife.
They would sell him to the gullible Americans.
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:41 AM
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11. Once his closet is open I doubt he'll be elected dog catcher.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:56 PM
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12. Are you saying he is gay?
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