ALTOONA, Iowa –As the Republican Party regroups after Mitt Romney’s defeat, the message Saturday night at Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad’s birthday fundraiser was “turn the page” and “look to the future” — and what that future apparently holds is Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the event’s featured speaker. Rubio was invited to speak at the event around Sept. 1, Branstad told The Daily Caller, and had Romney won, the atmosphere might have been a bit different. But only 11 days after voters went to the polls and Republicans came up short, Rubio was speaking to a crowd that
I liked Rubio, until he opened his mouth the day after we lost this country and started babbling about how to "reach out" to hispanics.
"Reaching out" only means one thing to "latinos", amnesty. Let them all stay, and let their families still over the border come too, because, you can´t break up families!
More crushing weight as low-end workers and the poor dig into our available tax revenues, have more kids, and vote for more people to come over.
Rubio doesn´t get that disaster coming on top of all of our other disasters. Why? Because he is hispanic. And what does that make him? Well to me, someone that puts a race above his country is a racist.
What #6 said. Shame on Rubio. Another future-great-hope of the GOP bites the dust. Rubio turned out to be someone who back-stabs other Republicans to get cheap publicity and coverage from demonrats who agree with him. We have more than enough GOP-bashers in the "msm" without growing our own.. No thanks..
I share roots with Rubio. But that´s about it. I feel more Americanized than him,even though I came to this country some years ago. All the time in California.I enjoy the diversity of California and if I´d run for office (never),I´ll try to be as inclusive as I can be. No Latino labels,no Hispanic identity and no speeches in other language than English! That said, Marcos Rubio is another tool of the globalists to flood the country with 3rd world people.
Yep, Democrats stand together but Republicans rip apart anybody that comes along. Our local radio host was talking about this very issue and made some very valid points. Maybe instead of dismissing someone right away, listen to what they have to say.
I think Rubio is a good candidate (and YES, Marco is an American Citizen can run for President). YES, he will bring along the Hispanic vote. Have you noticed how badly we LOST because of Hispanics. YES, Hispanics will continue to grow up and have more babies meaning MORE votes against White candidates. Add that to the Black votes and guess what. White Candidates don´t have a Snowball´s chance in Hell of winning a Presidential election anytime soon. It WILL be necessary to run a candidate that Hispanics will vote for. It´s our only chance. Read the Stats from this election. It´s proof that we can´t ignore Hispanics, like it or not.
Rubio lost me when he joined McCain and Graham in supporting Hillary´s and O´s unauthorized "NATO" war in Libya. The back of the hand to Romney--and tacit support of the Dems´ amnesty-- solidifies it. Rubi-NO. Jindal stepped in it too, and Huckabee last night spanked Mitt while inflating himself as a man of the folks. Double yuk. Rudy Guiliani worked hard for Romney and I have not heard him join the recriminators. We need more stand up guys like that.
I don´t think Rubio will do any better than romney.. Romney should have won easily 1980´s style. He didn´t because we now have more stupid people than smart people voting. We now have more people who have government jobs or some kind of government assistance than people who work in the private sector. Ted Kennedy´s plan since 1965 to stack the deck with welfare types has worked. It was probably evident in 08 but now 2012 confirms it. I don´t have a good feeling about our country.
I´ve been out of the loop since the election, in retreat, and am distressed to read about the issues with Rubio - though perhaps it´s just as well given the persistent eligibility issue. It´s too bad so many people could not accept Giuliani in 2008 (as urged by myself under the name "Bliss", The Mother Co., and others here). He would have been the strongest candidate then, and in 2012; and now it´s too late. As for Christy? No matter how obnoxious - if he can beat Obama? - I´m in.
We have much larger and more immediate issues before us than speculation about a 2016 nominee.
With the courts gone, the moral meltdown proceeding apace and more than half the country dependent on government programs, will it matter one whit which sacrificial lamb the Republicans offer up in 2016?
Citizen born in the US equals natural born citizen. Citizen born somewhere else to non-citizen parents equals naturalized citizen. Rubio is natural born. Aside from that basic requirement, I am not sure how he is qualified to be President other than having Cuban heritage. I hope the Republicans don´t fall into the identity politics trap.
Take your money and run. We are learning that winning a caucus in the middle of February in Iowa is indicative of your ability to get people to show up on a Tuesday night in February in Iowa, and not much more. Let´s stop pretending that caucuses in general, and Iowa in particular, gauge a candidates ability to win an election.
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