Romney and Rubio (sitting in a tree...)

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    Jun 04, 2012 2:33 AM GMT
    Flip-ping and Flop-ping that's hy-po-cri-sy!

    Marco Rubio's deeds and words don't match

    Are Romney and Rubio therefore, a good "match"?
  • Webster666

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    Jun 04, 2012 4:28 AM GMT

    Romney needs to win Florida.
    Therefore, Rubio would be an obvious choice as his running mate.

    But, Romney has made stupid blunders, throughout his entire campaign for the presidency.

    So, he won't pick Rubio.

    He'll pick some wing nut from on beyond the lunatic fringe, like Santorum, thinking that that's what he needs to do to convince the voters that he's truly conservative.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 04, 2012 4:45 AM GMT
    Rubio won't be picked because he simply doesn't fit the #1 criteria Mitt Romney has said from the get-go is a determining factor --- readiness to be President. I also do not think Romney will pick Santorum for ANYTHING, let alone V.P. In my opinion, the best bets are probably...

    Chris Christy
    Condoleeza Rice
    Paul Ryan
    John Thune
    Jeb Bush
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:58 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidRubio won't be picked because he simply doesn't fit the #1 criteria Mitt Romney has said from the get-go is a determining factor --- readiness to be President. I also do not think Romney will pick Santorum for ANYTHING, let alone V.P. In my opinion, the best bets are probably...

    Chris Christy
    Condoleeza Rice
    Paul Ryan
    John Thune
    Jeb Bush


    Currently best bet is Rob Portman (27.8%), #2 is Rubio (20.0%) on Intrade... though I note that those like the OP don't seem to judge Obama or other liberals by the same yardstick.

    http://www.intrade.com/v4/markets/?eventId=90482
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    Jun 04, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidRubio won't be picked because he simply doesn't fit the #1 criteria Mitt Romney has said from the get-go is a determining factor --- readiness to be President. I also do not think Romney will pick Santorum for ANYTHING, let alone V.P. In my opinion, the best bets are probably...

    Chris Christy
    Condoleeza Rice
    Paul Ryan
    John Thune
    Jeb Bush


    I mostly agree that Rubio needs another four years of seasoning before he's ready.
  • DalTX

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    Jun 04, 2012 1:00 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidRubio won't be picked because he simply doesn't fit the #1 criteria Mitt Romney has said from the get-go is a determining factor --- readiness to be President. I also do not think Romney will pick Santorum for ANYTHING, let alone V.P. In my opinion, the best bets are probably...

    Chris Christy
    Condoleeza Rice
    Paul Ryan
    John Thune
    Jeb Bush


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    Jun 04, 2012 1:12 PM GMT
    Rubio is the latin version of Sarah Palin, no experience and a light weight. Plus, he promises to deliver something that no one can promise to deliver, Palin the female vote, Rubio the Florida/Latin vote.

    Polling suggests Romney is closing the Mexican/Latin gap with Obama, so Rubio may be useless. I think he will pick a Portman or some other solid governor who has great experience, is middle of the road and will look presidential next to Romney and make the ticket very strong. You will not see the same mistake that McCain made.

    If Europe continues to fold in on itself, which is completely out of Obamas hands and our economy falters because of this, and it will, Romney will win going away.

    As it stands, it is too close to call in most polls right now and Romney is not a very strong candidate. Imagine if Romney could give a speech like Obama, he'd be ahead by 25 points and Obama would just quit.





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    Jun 04, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket...And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Not going to jump on ya, JP...but I must respectfully disagree with you. I think Conde´would absolutely bring something to the ticket, in fact, she could be a game changer electorally for all we know. She's a woman...she's a black woman...she has loads of Foreign Policy experience...these are all things that could contribute to a "game changer" atmosphere IF she were the V.P. nominee. The fact that she is not a politician is one of the most appealing things about her. I wouldn't count her out, but I agree she's a long-shot choice.

    I also am not sure I am convinced that the "Bush" name is as toxic as many here would like to think --- especially where it applies to "Jeb Bush". Arguably, I think "Jeb Bush" could just as easily help Romney carry Florida as Rubio would.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:28 PM GMT
    smartmoney saidit is too close to call in most polls right now and Romney is not a very strong candidate.



    I think the notion that "Romney is not a very good candidate" is more media-driven than anything else, and I suspect this will be put to rest once the campaign heats up during the summer, and ESPECIALLY once the debates start. Mitt Romney is far more a formidable candidate than he is being given credit for, and I think that will start to become more clear in the months to come.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidChristie won't be chosen, he's a fat loudmouth from the northeast.
    Ryan is too divisive.
    Bush has the toxic name.
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket.

    I predict John Thune or Rob Portman.

    And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Christie wont be picked because you cant have two yankees when the presidential candidate is already unpopular in the south. Christie is too loud and obnoxious.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket...And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Not going to jump on ya, JP...but I must respectfully disagree with you. I think Conde´would absolutely bring something to the ticket, in fact, she could be a game changer electorally for all we know. She's a woman...she's a black woman...she has loads of Foreign Policy experience...these are all things that could contribute to a "game changer" atmosphere IF she were the V.P. nominee. The fact that she is not a politician is one of the most appealing things about her. I wouldn't count her out, but I agree she's a long-shot choice.

    I also am not sure I am convinced that the "Bush" name is as toxic as many here would like to think --- especially where it applies to "Jeb Bush". Arguably, I think "Jeb Bush" could just as easily help Romney carry Florida as Rubio would.


    And Jeb is READY to be president. Rubio has great potential, but its not his time yet.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket...And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Not going to jump on ya, JP...but I must respectfully disagree with you. I think Conde´would absolutely bring something to the ticket, in fact, she could be a game changer electorally for all we know. She's a woman...she's a black woman...she has loads of Foreign Policy experience...these are all things that could contribute to a "game changer" atmosphere IF she were the V.P. nominee. The fact that she is not a politician is one of the most appealing things about her. I wouldn't count her out, but I agree she's a long-shot choice.

    I also am not sure I am convinced that the "Bush" name is as toxic as many here would like to think --- especially where it applies to "Jeb Bush". Arguably, I think "Jeb Bush" could just as easily help Romney carry Florida as Rubio would.


    And Jeb is READY to be president. Rubio has great potential, but its not his time yet.



    I just hope that he doesn't pic ANYONE who ran in the campaign --- unless it would happen to be Jon Huntsman who, as great of a V.P. as he would be, and certainly able to be President, this would never happen because of the mormon thing...which is a shame.
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:53 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket...And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Not going to jump on ya, JP...but I must respectfully disagree with you. I think Conde´would absolutely bring something to the ticket, in fact, she could be a game changer electorally for all we know. She's a woman...she's a black woman...she has loads of Foreign Policy experience...these are all things that could contribute to a "game changer" atmosphere IF she were the V.P. nominee. The fact that she is not a politician is one of the most appealing things about her. I wouldn't count her out, but I agree she's a long-shot choice.

    I also am not sure I am convinced that the "Bush" name is as toxic as many here would like to think --- especially where it applies to "Jeb Bush". Arguably, I think "Jeb Bush" could just as easily help Romney carry Florida as Rubio would.


    And Jeb is READY to be president. Rubio has great potential, but its not his time yet.


    Jeb didnt sign the pledge and insulted Romney according to Grover. Hes out!
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    Jun 04, 2012 4:57 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    freedomisntfree said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    JPtheBITCH said
    Condoleeza brings nothing to the ticket...And before you jump on me about Condi, I just mean electorally; She is certainly qualified.


    Not going to jump on ya, JP...but I must respectfully disagree with you. I think Conde´would absolutely bring something to the ticket, in fact, she could be a game changer electorally for all we know. She's a woman...she's a black woman...she has loads of Foreign Policy experience...these are all things that could contribute to a "game changer" atmosphere IF she were the V.P. nominee. The fact that she is not a politician is one of the most appealing things about her. I wouldn't count her out, but I agree she's a long-shot choice.

    I also am not sure I am convinced that the "Bush" name is as toxic as many here would like to think --- especially where it applies to "Jeb Bush". Arguably, I think "Jeb Bush" could just as easily help Romney carry Florida as Rubio would.


    And Jeb is READY to be president. Rubio has great potential, but its not his time yet.



    I just hope that he doesn't pic ANYONE who ran in the campaign --- unless it would happen to be Jon Huntsman who, as great of a V.P. as he would be, and certainly able to be President, this would never happen because of the mormon thing...which is a shame.


    And it’s not going to be Santorum because he is also northeast, although I very much like his stand regarding manufacturing in the United States. Bush would be perfect, but he doesn't want it. Huntsman .... two Mormons is just not gonna happen although I would be fine with it. Condi doesn't want it either although she would probably be most beneficial because Romney as ex governor will be a little weak on foreign policy. Rob Portman or John Thune?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 04, 2012 5:13 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidRob Portman or John Thune?



    Personally, I find Rob Portman sort of uninspiring. A Romney/Thune ticket may be a little bit too "2 White Pretty Boy Republicans" for it's own good.
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    freedomisntfree saidRob Portman or John Thune?



    Personally, I find Rob Portman sort of uninspiring. A Romney/Thune ticket may be a little bit too "2 White Pretty Boy Republicans" for it's own good.


    I don’t Portman the epitome of excitement either. Tough job for Romney with this pick