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George Will: GOP’s election
night winner was Marco Rubio

Daily Caller, by Jeff Poor

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Posted By:Vastrightwingconspirator, 11/7/2012 3:13:39 AM

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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Reply 1 - Posted by: CEP, 11/7/2012 3:21:42 AM     (No. 8995063)

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?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pickle1, 11/7/2012 3:31:50 AM     (No. 8995075)

Whatever you say George. Geez.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: LanieLou, 11/7/2012 3:32:30 AM     (No. 8995076)

I do think Rubio is a special person. He is a deeply faithful Christian & can re-position the party as the home for people of faith...

No one was able to stop the MSM from labelling the GOP as the 1%, racist homophobic selfish pigs who hate women.

Christianity crosses all racial, sex & age boundaries. A Rubio could define us.

Our platform needs to be narrowed down & clearly defined by US not the MSM/Progressives.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 11/7/2012 4:38:33 AM     (No. 8995117)

Right. Rubio wants us to become democrat light. No thanks.

Welcome to the United States of Greece.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/7/2012 4:40:19 AM     (No. 8995118)

Rubio, a stalking horse for Jeb Bush. Pass.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/7/2012 6:10:35 AM     (No. 8995176)

Will and Morris and anyone else who predicted a GOP landslide should be ignored from now on.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Linda in Seattle, 11/7/2012 6:17:02 AM     (No. 8995183)

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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Reply 8 - Posted by: 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.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: nina584, 11/7/2012 7:47:06 AM     (No. 8995378)

Enough with the natural born citizen stuff.I personally don't like Rubio much.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/7/2012 8:08:31 AM     (No. 8995439)

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.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/7/2012 8:10:24 AM     (No. 8995443)

What 6 said.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: samnj, 11/7/2012 8:33:51 AM     (No. 8995526)

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.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 11/7/2012 8:34:37 AM     (No. 8995529)

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?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/7/2012 8:41:26 AM     (No. 8995560)

I agree...not interested in Rubio. I'm getting very sick of the Republican party

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jackson, 11/7/2012 8:41:50 AM     (No. 8995567)

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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Reply 16 - Posted by: 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.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: msjena, 11/7/2012 8:55:56 AM     (No. 8995634)

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.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: TrueBlueWfan, 11/7/2012 8:59:56 AM     (No. 8995657)

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.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tomanderson61, 11/7/2012 9:02:03 AM     (No. 8995663)

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.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/7/2012 9:03:44 AM     (No. 8995674)

Yeah, I'm just so @#$$%&%! enthused over our prospects for 2016. Let's get to work!

The parasites and takers have won. Until the Golden Goose dies, and he's on life support now.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hermoine, 11/7/2012 9:08:28 AM     (No. 8995697)

#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.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/7/2012 9:10:10 AM     (No. 8995707)

#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....

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/7/2012 9:15:28 AM     (No. 8995721)

Republican party - dead
TEA Party _ HOPE

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Reply 24 - Posted by: stablemoney, 11/7/2012 9:18:57 AM     (No. 8995732)

I don't need any George Will this morning.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: dman, 11/7/2012 9:22:19 AM     (No. 8995745)

Marco seems to be a good man, but at this point I demand someone who will represent me.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/7/2012 11:42:40 AM     (No. 8996387)

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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