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Marco Rubio: Mitt Romney VP Pick Will Show a ‘Good Decision Maker’
ABC News ^ | Jul 19, 2012 | Devin Dwyer

Posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:00 PM PST by ynotjjr

Mitt Romney made just one mistake, one miscalculation, one fatal move. Picking Paul Ryan was the wrong young man to put on his ticket. We could have had a Tea Party Hispanic from the State of Florida, Marco Rubio that would have given us Florida, at least 10% more Hispanic voters instead of going backwards. What a disaster, what a missed opportunity.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: rubio

1 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:10 PM PST by ynotjjr
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To: ynotjjr

Paul Ryan was perfect, Marco Rubio wasn’t eligible. They can peddle their poop somewhere else.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 10:32:52 PM PST by madison10
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To: ynotjjr

Maybe. Maybe not. Myth made the calls, and most of them were bad. He probably would’ve buried Rubio the same as he did to Ryan.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:17 PM PST by Lou Budvis
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To: ynotjjr

B.S.

It would not have mattered. Not one little bit. It actually may have made things worse.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:42 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: ynotjjr

There were plenty on this board who openly said they would NEVER vote for Romney if Rubio was VP. Don’t kid yourself. I am convinced that this is way bigger than what the party or a single candidate did or didn’t do. I have come to believe that this is exactly what had to happen for certain things to happen to fulfill prophecy. O is the instrument but the grand design is still good versuses evil. While God will reign in the end there is going to be a hell of a lot of misery before then. This is just the beginning of the woes


5 posted on 11/06/2012 10:34:59 PM PST by Nifster
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To: ynotjjr

Ryan helped.


6 posted on 11/06/2012 10:37:35 PM PST by factmart
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People don’t vote for VPs.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 10:37:42 PM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: ynotjjr

I don’t think it would’ve made a difference. Remember Romney versus Perry on the ‘heartless’ comment? Or Romney versus McCain in 2008? Conservatives actually liked Romney for being tough on illegals but it is a problem for hispanics.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 10:38:02 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: ynotjjr

Actually I am glad Rubio is not damaged goods by losing on the Romney ticket. Now Rubio has chance in 2016.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 10:38:06 PM PST by entropy12 (The radical socialist from Chicago and Acorn lawyer must be defeated! VOTE him out!!)
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To: madison10

Yes, yes, yes and more yes... I agreed with you wholeheartedly.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 10:38:25 PM PST by myrabach
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To: ynotjjr

Willard WAS the mistake.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 10:38:31 PM PST by Psalm 144 (See Psalm 2 for final election results.)
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To: ynotjjr

The more I look at it does it really matter who Romney picked as VP? The American people, or at least half of them are fine with big government, cradle-to-grave entitlement programs, and harboring an intense dislike for other Americans who are successful and wealthy. The Democrats have successfully used class, gender, and race warfare to their advantage while doing great damage to the country as a whole. How do you combat that? Romney didn’t do a very good job of promoting conservative ideals but even if Newt or Rick Santorum had been the nominee instead would it have made a difference. The moocher and freeloader mentality of a significant number of people has to be dealt with or else our country is finished.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 10:40:06 PM PST by dowcaet
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To: ynotjjr

Romney picked a stellar VP candidate and it was within his rights to pick him. And, he also ran an excellent campaign (for the most part). This kind of lame, loser speculation is useless to get to the bottom of the reason for the loss.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 10:40:21 PM PST by indianrightwinger
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To: entropy12

Is it Rubio/Ryan or Ryan/Rubio?


14 posted on 11/06/2012 10:40:44 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: ynotjjr

We didn’t need 10% more of the Hispanic vote. We needed a few more points of the white vote. That would have won it.


15 posted on 11/06/2012 10:40:56 PM PST by Aetius
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To: ynotjjr
Yeah...........

the VP pick would have swung the election..............

and if I was 5 inches taller and ran a 4 second 40 yard dash at the NFL combine, I would be starting for the Dallas Cowboys in their backfield.

16 posted on 11/06/2012 10:40:56 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: madison10

Marco Rubio wasn’t eligible. Why isn’t Rubio eligible? Zero was!! Ask the media? I think Rubio would have been a better pick!!! You have several reasons why Mitt lost one was the media kept lying for Zero and that stupid Photo op in New Jersey...


17 posted on 11/06/2012 10:42:12 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: factmart

How did Ryan help? He did not even bring in Wisconsin.

Unfortunately, the country was not ready for common sense economic ideas. It will not be ready until things get much worse first.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 10:42:39 PM PST by entropy12 (The radical socialist from Chicago and Acorn lawyer must be defeated! VOTE him out!!)
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To: ynotjjr

So now we’re listening to ABC, our enemy. The fact is that you win or lose an election by who is on the top of the ticket. If a VP was the reason an election is lost explain how Slow Joe Biden never took Barry down. BTW, ever notice how neither of them were at all worried...especially Biden laughing and grinning in that debate. He knew then it was all in the bag.


19 posted on 11/06/2012 10:44:33 PM PST by An American In Dairyland
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To: madison10
Rubio IS 100% eligible.

Those who think otherwise are legal idiots, with absolutely no legal authority on their side.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 10:44:33 PM PST by Kansas58
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To: ynotjjr

OMG, are you saying Marco Rubio did not campaign for Mitt Romney in Florida? Or are you saying Marco Rubio has no electoral influence in Florida unless he’s the VP candidate?


21 posted on 11/06/2012 10:46:54 PM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: ynotjjr

I am really tired of people here who have bought into the lie that Marco Rubio is not eligible to be President or Vice-President of the United States.

It simply is not true.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 10:47:02 PM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: madison10
How the heck was he perfect? He was a dud. Wisconsin? Really. I swear, I don't like losing as much as some do on this site. Watch Obama take the stage like I am right now. Watch him replace a couple more Supreme Court Judges next year. My Dad use to says about people like some here "they can't stand prosperity" They actually enjoy losing. Marco is the best I have ever heard, and that includes Reagan, at articulating our positions. Excuse me, my President is speaking, he is saying that I need to get ready to move forward. And to the fat f*ck in NJ, Governor just plan to stay inside the borders of NJ for the rest of your life, you turncoat idiot.
23 posted on 11/06/2012 10:50:11 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

I can take either combination. But I prefer two excellent politicians who have great command of language and outstanding delivery of speech. Rubio meets my standards.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 10:51:15 PM PST by entropy12 (The radical socialist from Chicago and Acorn lawyer must be defeated! VOTE him out!!)
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To: ynotjjr; All

Real Conservatives do not blame Paul Ryan for the loss

Marco “La Raza” Rubio...with his support for Illegal Alien Amnesty...would have kept a lot of conservatives at home. Rubio’s involvement in the Florida GOP credit card scandal would have been a main DNC ad campaign

The GOP needs to get off its “Hispanic Voter” fetish. You are not going to win the Hispanic Vote....get over it


25 posted on 11/06/2012 10:52:16 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Psalm 144
Willard WAS the mistake.

+1

26 posted on 11/06/2012 10:58:42 PM PST by Getsmart64
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To: Nifster

You must have read The Harbinger.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 10:59:15 PM PST by Texan
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To: ynotjjr
No ABC, your head up Obama’s arse, kept most of the people stupid. They have no idea what the trillions and trillions of dollars of debt is going to do to them. They have no idea that Obam and Reid have not had a budget for years. They have no idea how future downgrades are going to effect them and future debt. Why? Because you ABC do not report basic facts.

Be happy with your non-reporting. You and Obama/Dummycrats will have much to answer for in the very near future.

28 posted on 11/06/2012 10:59:29 PM PST by Chgogal (Obama helped murder US Navy SEALs.)
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To: Aetius

Actually, all we needed were the counters on the Philly voting machines to be at 0 when the voting started. We needed the election official who wore the Obama hat to be arrested and we better damn well have voter ID laws and no early voting in place by 2016 or we’ll be doing this hand-wringing all over again.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 10:59:29 PM PST by offduty
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To: SeminoleCounty

Write off the Hispanic vote? That’s is your plan? Do most of your plans fail? Have you ever heard of the word Demographics? It is very interesting, it’s like being able to see into the future and ready yourself for it. You certainly can’t do it with your head where the sun don’t shine. Socialism is very attractive, Capitalism must be sold. Whoever asked, yes, there is a big difference between speaking at a rally and being on the Presidential Ticket. We know must continue down the wrong road for the next 4 years, I will be 62 before he is done. I’m mad as hell.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 11:00:43 PM PST by ynotjjr (Under Construction)
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To: ynotjjr

Rubio 2016


31 posted on 11/06/2012 11:07:16 PM PST by nuf said (I am, therefore I think.)
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To: Texan

Nope it is on my to get list but haven’t read it yet. I just know what has to happen....


32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:10:52 PM PST by Nifster
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To: ynotjjr

I had a liberal “friend” on Facebook post this tonight:
“Whadaya know, the days of the ‘good ole’ boys’ may have finally passed ...”

In 2008, we had an old white guy and a woman on the ticket. The electorate could see right through that stupid move...

In 2012 we have two squeaky clean white guys....I knew that would not win, especially since the incumbent was a (half) black guy.

My question would be, will we EVER be able to run a good candidate without our motives being questioned? Two white guys ain’t gonna cut it, obviously, and if you add a women or person of color on the ticket then motives will be in question.

Why can’t we just all be COLOR BLIND???? Or better put, why can’t voters VOTE ON THE ISSUES AND NOT ON THE SKIN COLOR of the candidates? I do think there is racism involved, and I think the deck was stacked against the two white guys because they weren’t “Cool”


33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:45:12 PM PST by free-n-TX
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To: free-n-TX
Why can’t we just all be COLOR BLIND????

While Caucasians have tried to be color blind the Negroes and south of the border types have never been.

They hate Caucasians and they hate our free society. They think we made our greatness on the backs of others but when they take over and everything collapses because of their total lack of ability to sustain cities and societies, they stick their hands out and blame Caucasians again.

My eyes are finally fully open. Caucasians, including me, tried to be color blind and be fair while they remained a monolithic, white hating group who's intent is to take power and get rid of us. The US may just have ended and the days of freedom, especially for Caucasians, are numbered.

34 posted on 11/07/2012 12:29:00 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: madison10
Paul Ryan was perfect, Marco Rubio wasn’t eligible. They can peddle their poop somewhere else.

Marco 2016!

35 posted on 11/07/2012 12:34:57 AM PST by cynwoody
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To: Crimson Elephant

“People don’t vote for VPs.”

We voted for Sarah!


36 posted on 11/07/2012 6:18:12 AM PST by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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