Marco Rubio's Wife Might Be Preparing for Role as VP's Wife

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Marco Rubio's wife Jeanette has kept a relatively low profile despite her husbands growing national profile. While he's in Washington, Jeanette Rubio usually stays behind in West Miami raising the couple's four children. Though, she just gave her first extended interview in conjunction with her hubby to Politico. The timing is interesting. Senator Rubio has a book coming out, sure, but he's also considered a hot prospect to be named as Mitt Romney's running mate. Is the former Miami Dolphins cheerleader preparing for the role of Second Lady? 

Senator's wives often aren't very high profile. Can you even name Senator Bill Nelson's wife? (It's Grace, by the way). Jeanette Rubio did join Marco on some points along the campaign trail, but has never delivered a stump speech and until now never submitted to a lengthy interview. The wives of presidential and vice presidential candidate, meanwhile, are often thrust into the spotlight. And in a year when the Republican party is trying to downplay the notion it's waging a "war against women," Ann Romney and whomever her VP counterpart is (assuming, of course, Romney does not pick a female running mate) will likely be expected to be even more visible. 

Jeanette tells Politico she'd be up to the challenge should she someday need to be. 

"I've also just never been in a position where she's had to give stump speeches or do things of that nature. It just hasn't been what we do," she tells Politico. "I think that as time went by, I would probably feel more and more comfortable with that role."

Though Politico reported last week that Rubio may not be as high on Romney's list of potential running mates as the media seems to think, Jeanette talked vaguely about the possibility. 

"I'm prepared for the idea that no matter what he does -- especially when there's talk of him being the VP candidate -- that (there) are things that are going to come out," she says. "And through the Senate campaign, we already went through a lot. ... That really prepared us, or at least me."

Jeanette's own credentials are also given a boost in the interview. She's said to have spurred her husband's interest in ending human trafficking, and works part time at Norman Braman's Braman Family Foundation.

Sen. Rubio's own stance on whether he could be named as a VP candidate has gradually shifted from "I won't accept," to "I don't think I'd be asked," to "I'm not going to talk about it."

Submitting his wife to an interview though seems like he is quietly putting his case together. Though, he does also have a memoir, An American Son, coming out on June 19th. It seems somewhat natural then that she'd give her first lengthy interview now. But in addition to building up buzz for the book could this also be a calculated move to build up buzz for Rubio's own VP candidacy? Only time will tell. 

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Geoff Paugam
Geoff Paugam

Is she planning on marrying Joe Biden anytime soon...cause THATS the only way she would become the Vice-President's wife.


Rubio's only hope for a continuation in national office is if Romnoid the Robot picks him for V.P. Otherwise, he's not likely to get re-elected to the Senate, since he's more focused on representing illegal aliens than his citizen constituents. And the odds of him and the Mutt being elected are slim, so hopefully he'll end up as Hialeah's dog catcher in a couple of more years.

Estrella Eguino
Estrella Eguino

Why? Is she already spending half a mil on wardrobe?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Why keep trotting out this Marco Rubio=Anchor Baby character? He has nothing to say and basically no one gives =Running on Empty aka joke

to the GOP A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community. Most Latin Americans don't like Cubans. other vs. Cubans: Is There A Double Standard On Illegal Aliens?

The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?

Marco Rubio Really Admires Dead Ra cist Jesse Helms.

So, Marco Rubio is going around calling America "weakened." He blames it on Social Security,Medicaid and Medicare.

spented thousands with GOP credit card

Marco Rubio born to Cuban exiles? Not true, after all."Marco Rubio Lied About His Cuban Exile Immigrant Background"

One committee paid relatives nearly $14,000 for what was incorrectly described to the IRS as "courier fees" and listed a nonexistent address for one of them. Another committee paid $5,700 to his wife, who was listed as the treasurer, much of it for "gas and meals.

Rubio's 2010 senate campaign was fined $8,000 by the Federal Elections Committee for receiving "prohibited, excessive and other impermissible contributions totaling $210,173.09."

Before the March 2000 session, Rubio was hardly the scorching conservative who would later woo Tea Partiers nationwide. He said he'd focus on supporting early education and community policing. And he wasn't particularly passionate about cutting spending. In his first three years, he supported adding a $4 surcharge to cruise tickets to fund a Marlins stadium and a $1.2 million earmark to build new bike paths in his district

it time to recall this clown

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

 Did you hear about the blonde checking alligators in the swamp for some shoes?

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

Marco Rubio is an anchor baby who family came here fleeing economic hardships EXACTLY like the Mexican illegals he screams about.

As an Anchor Baby, can Marco Rubio be selected to be on the GOP POTUS ticket as the VP candidate?

Sen. Rubio's grand father was an illegal immigrant. The Republicans not only don't have problem with that but call anyone who questions it names. If a Mexican was here illegally these same people would be screaming to kick him out of the country. Why two sets of rules?

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