Rubio very much in the running

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    Jun 20, 2012 5:56 AM GMT
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/19/romney_marco_rubio_is_being_thoroughly_vetted.html
  • creature

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    Jun 20, 2012 12:00 PM GMT
    He won't get picked, not after what he mentioned in his book.
  • DalTX

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    Jun 20, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    2 words: Damage control.

  • GQjock

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    Jun 20, 2012 1:08 PM GMT
    Shot across the bow

    The immigration plus turned into a minus by Obama icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 20, 2012 1:39 PM GMT
    creature saidHe won't get picked, not after what he mentioned in his book.


    I think that's true more for his two years of experience on the national stage than anything in the book. I still think he needs to season for another cycle or so he's not ruined by the exposure, similar to what happened to the sharp, bright, young Dan Quayle in 88.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:43 PM GMT
    Romney is a bore and he can not afford to pick someone more interesting than him, a mistake McCain made. So, expect Pawlenty or a clone. Someone with a real record, unlike the idiot Palin, someone accomplished, but boring.
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    Jun 20, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    creature saidHe won't get picked, not after what he mentioned in his book.


    I think that's true more for his two years of experience on the national stage than anything in the book. I still think he needs to season for another cycle or so he's not ruined by the exposure, similar to what happened to the sharp, bright, young Dan Quayle in 88.


    Well conservatives are already lukewarm about Mitt Romney, and he knows that. So picking Marco Rubio, who said that he would illegally enter this country if he had the opportunity, would not sit well with the kind of conservatives Romney is already struggling with.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:11 PM GMT
    creature said
    Well conservatives are already lukewarm about Mitt Romney, and he knows that.



    You could not be more off base. Conservatives will be turning out in droves to support Mitt Romney --- THAT you can pretty much take to the bank.
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:26 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    creature said
    Well conservatives are already lukewarm about Mitt Romney, and he knows that.



    You could not be more off base. Conservatives will be turning out in droves to support Mitt Romney --- THAT you can pretty much take to the bank.


    Most conservatives are for "anyone but Obama," that doesn't mean they strongly support Romney. I didn't suggest they won't go out and vote for him, but I think most would rather have a different candidate.

    During the primaries Romney has been criticized for not being conservative enough. Why else did he defend himself at CPAC as being "severely conservative," which was later mocked by Sarah Palin and others.

    How quickly you forget the primaries. I suggest adding cinnamon to your diet. It's brain food. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 20, 2012 2:56 PM GMT
    creature said
    Most conservatives are for "anyone but Obama," that doesn't mean they strongly support Romney. I didn't suggest they won't go out and vote for him, but I think most would rather have a different candidate.



    That might be true....no one candidate pleases everyone in their party. Surely, you don't deny that there are probably also plenty of Democrats who are wishing they had put Hillary Clinton in the oval office rather than BO.

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    Jun 20, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    creature said
    Most conservatives are for "anyone but Obama," that doesn't mean they strongly support Romney. I didn't suggest they won't go out and vote for him, but I think most would rather have a different candidate.



    That might be true....no one candidate pleases everyone in their party. Surely, you don't deny that there are probably also plenty of Democrats who are wishing they had put Hillary Clinton in the oval office rather than BO.



    Yeah... but we're talking about Romney here.

    Romney had historic disapproval ratings than any modern presidential candidate during the primaries. So like I said, conservatives are lukewarm. It's not enthusiasm for Romney that they have, it's enthusiasm to oust Obama.
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    Jun 20, 2012 3:38 PM GMT
    If he gets the VP nomination maybe he can tell the wonderful story (lie) about how his parents fled Cuba to escape Castro.
    Oh, they left 2.5 years before Castro was in power.
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    creature saidHe won't get picked, not after what he mentioned in his book.


    I think that's true more for his two years of experience on the national stage than anything in the book. I still think he needs to season for another cycle or so he's not ruined by the exposure, similar to what happened to the sharp, bright, young Dan Quayle in 88.


    Agreed....
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    Jun 21, 2012 1:50 AM GMT
    creature said
    CuriousJockAZ said
    creature said
    Well conservatives are already lukewarm about Mitt Romney, and he knows that.



    You could not be more off base. Conservatives will be turning out in droves to support Mitt Romney --- THAT you can pretty much take to the bank.


    Most conservatives are for "anyone but Obama," that doesn't mean they strongly support Romney. I didn't suggest they won't go out and vote for him, but I think most would rather have a different candidate.

    During the primaries Romney has been criticized for not being conservative enough. Why else did he defend himself at CPAC as being "severely conservative," which was later mocked by Sarah Palin and others.

    How quickly you forget the primaries. I suggest adding cinnamon to your diet. It's brain food. icon_biggrin.gif


    As in the Clinton Obama contest in 2008? Actually, we the repubs, got over it faster.