Finding a silver lining for Republicans in Tuesday night’s presidential election loss might seem like a tall order. But if there is one,Washington Post columnist George Will said, it will be the inevitable rise of Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Following ABC’s declaration of President Barack Obama’s re-election, Will explained that the GOP will look to Rubio to lead the party and expand its demographic appeal. Obama “did close with a kick and both sides fought a gallant fight,” Will said. “Mitt Romney had a problem — I think Nicole [Wallace], you were talking about.
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Enough already, so Rubio will be the savior of the GOP because of his ethnic background? Who will be the savior of the country now that over half vote for more entitlement spending and punishment for those who have worked hard that are considered the evil rich?
Either we believe in the Constitution or we don't. Why are so many talking Rubio up like he walks on water? He's not a natural born citizens and, therefore, is not elgible to run for president. The same goes for Bobby Jindal. Both men are strong leaders and have a lot to offer the country, but neither are natural born citizens. Yet, our side keeps running them up the flagpole. I don't get it!
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god of irony, 11/7/2012 7:41:56 AM (No. 8995362)
He will be destroyed by the media because we will sit by quitely and let it happen.
Rubio might help the GOP with the Latino demographic, but how is the GOP going to recapture thE rest of us who held their nose for the last time? Rubio isn't going to do it...
The GOP is still going to be led by the same brilliant engineers who gave us McCain and then Mitt the Electable. We'll still be stuck with Boehner as Speaker, who'll now roll over and over to let Obama do want he wants, and Harry Reid in the Senate, eating Mitch mconnel for lunch each day.
The only winners ast night were the Unions, the Insurance Companies, and are enemies hear and abroad.
Face it: Rubio is a white guy whose ancestors came from Spain and settled in Cuba for a generation or two. He has nothing in common with the neckless homunculus who cuts your grass or busses your table.
I don't think Rubio's the answer, even if having an hispanic presidential candidate would broaden the GOP's appeal to hispanics. Here's why: Romney lost, bigtime, among non-Cuban Hispanics. Look at Orlando: in 2012, non-Cuban hispanics turned Orlando area to Obama. The hispanic demo is baby-booming, and the GOP's ethic of strict enforcement of enforcing immigration law is a non-starter for them.
Romney got every white vote he could. Where do we go from here?
George, unlike Romney, you pundits never lose... Ok Rubio wins? Why would I believe that? Have you no self-respect. Shut up!!
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Donna M, 11/7/2012 8:47:06 AM (No. 8995589)
#8, neither Rubio's nor Jindal's parents were citizens at time of their birth, thus they fail on NBC. Not that it matters anymore with the reelected occupant of the WH, who is either half-Kenyan or of illegitmate birth.
Rubio is inexperienced at the executive level and will not be running from the Senate. I predict Linebacker Moochelle will be running in 2016, just like wives succeed husbands in Peronist Argentina.
Nicole Wallace? Why does anyone listen to her or George Will? If the the Republicans go for identity politics, they will lose every time. If the party can't put out a conservative message and stick to it, they might as well disband.
In 4 years this country will be in such a mess, no Republican will want the job.
Lots of things don't make sense today. How can we have such a horrible 2012 when 2010 was so successful? Was it like with Clinton, the Republican congress saved him from himself? Not exactly - I think we have too many that want free stuff. It is that simple - and totally frightening.
I am sickened today and probably will be for a very long time. No silver lining in sight.
Will, shut up. You've been ConservativeLite for some time now. Rubio's solution for Conservatives was to "reach out" to minorities more, you know, with free stuff! And people like you don't even begin to realize how racist remarks like that really are. Because, you know, unless you pander to those "other races", you don't win.
Rubio would be a nightmare as a president, that is becoming clear.
#18 -- While I absolutely despise Nicole Wallace and have little to no use for George Will...we have to do two thins SIMULTANEOUSLY...market/share our conservative message AND get that message into "identify politics," i.e., the "white vote" is shrinking and the Hispanic vote, (and other ethnic groups) is expanding. If we don't actively go after our group with our message, we concede them and we'll never win another national election.
And, of course, there's the ongoing problem of the leftist mainstream press, which I maintain has actually grown in power and consolidated it's point of view, and then there's the unions. Put all of this together and it's a very steep hill to climb.
#5, good to see you're still with us. Too many true conservatives have checked out over the last nine months, with some personal favorites bidding farewell last night. Now if only DesertFox would reappear....
XXIII, buy some bandwidth for the hostess and not that the professional Romney enthusiasts, cheerleaders and syncophants have stopped ringing bells,stopped looking to the western sky and gradually stop questioning the motivations of those who viewed a rockefeller-Bush-Ford-Weld blue blood liberal with suspicion.
There were doors to knock, phones to call, hemingway short stories to puff.
But at least we weren't brainwashed.
And as they say about teaching a pig to whistle...
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