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All Eyez on Him
GQ Magazine, by Michael Hainey

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Posted By:Drive, 11/20/2012 6:50:52 AM

Two years ago, Marco Rubio was a little-known baby-faced Florida pol, toiling away in Tallahassee. Then the almighty Tea Party got behind his long-shot bid for the U.S. Senate. Cut to this year. The 42-year-old Cuban-American spent a good chunk of 2012 swatting away speculation that he would join Mitt Romney on the ticket. Yet at the Republican convention, it was Rubio´s optimistic, confident, and centered speech that left many wondering if they should start printing RUBIO ´16 placards right now. I met up with Rubio in the back room of a local community center in Miami´s Little Havana neighborhood.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/20/2012 7:58:43 AM     (No. 9024975)

GQ? The fast track to lightweightedness. The last place I´d give an interview if I had presidential aspirations unless I thought it was important to seem "cool". But don´t we already have one of those? And did he work out?

Rubio is underwhelming me. My mind is open, but the needle hasn´t moved.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 11/20/2012 8:03:23 AM     (No. 9024989)

I watched him debate Kerry one day. He demolished every single one of Kerry´s arguments.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 11/20/2012 8:21:16 AM     (No. 9025038)

Rubio is a great debater. I don´t see how anyone who has heard him speak can be "underwhelmed". He is quick witted, can think on his feet and is never at a loss for words.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Felixcat, 11/20/2012 8:47:57 AM     (No. 9025096)

He may be quick witted, etc but nominating him for President will not ensure the Heespanic vote for Republicans. Stop the pandering. Stop the gifts.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/20/2012 9:17:05 AM     (No. 9025187)

The United Front attack on Rubio by the MSM is now underway. This weekend we had the spectacle of a Rolling Stoned "reporter" trying to mousetrap Rubio into saying something that would discredit him as a Crazy Christian Creationist. The only thing crazy there was why Rubio would give the Stoner crowd the time of day in the first place.

Now GQ is on a "search and destroy" mission. Since the readership of almost all these publications is about 99% left wing Democrat, articles like these are a complete waste of effort.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/20/2012 9:30:27 AM     (No. 9025211)

Rubio´s a great debater. Terrific. So is every eye-rolling 12 year-old.

When was it, the day before yesterday when he got himself sucked into a discussion of whether or not the Earth is 5000 years old as stated in the Bible?

Do you think Dick Cheney would have allowed himself to get rolled like that?

We already have a guy who can make speeches and use his ethnicity like a tripod´s third leg. I´m ready for some wisdom and experience in the White House.






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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/20/2012 9:45:23 AM     (No. 9025254)

Some of the greatest thinkers on the planet are not great debaters. When we made oratory of any kind the gold standard, we got Obie.

Because I look for far more in a president, I will repeat that so far Rubio underwhelms me.

Read this article and tell me if we want another GQ president...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 11/20/2012 9:53:17 AM     (No. 9025270)

Why any serious politician of a conservative disposition would allow himself to be interviewed by GQ, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Playboy magazines, or go on The View, Leno, Letterman, or Conan is beyond me.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jimmiet, 11/20/2012 9:59:07 AM     (No. 9025290)

The left is setting Rubio up to be Palinized. Chris Christy is being sucked in as we speak. 4 more years of The Obie and Hilary will look like Margaret Thatcher. The lsm is the right arm of the left.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coldoc, 11/20/2012 10:13:25 AM     (No. 9025331)

Desperate for the hispanic vote. Too bad he´s the wrong "hispanic". By the time four years from now comes around, the communist media will have reduced him to ashes.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 11/20/2012 12:31:10 PM     (No. 9025727)

Sigh. Another good man whose every single move now is being orchestrated by the same consultant class that gave us two defeats in a row. Just stamp "DESPERATE for LATINO VOTE" on his forehead.

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