Your Marco Rubio for Vice President Dreams Are Almost Dead and Buried

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There's never been a Floridian anywhere close to getting in the White House, and it appears Marco Rubio will not be running as vice president this year. Following earlier reports that he wasn't even being seriously considered by Mitt Romney for the spot, bits of Romney's supposed VP shortlist had leaked to the media. He's expected to make an announcement relatively soon, but few outlets expect Rubio to get the call.

Reuters reports Romney should be making his running mate choice soon. Ohio senator Rob Portman, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty, and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal are the top names on the list. Though, the news agency did add Rubio to a larger list of other long-shot possibilities. The names of South Dakota senator John Thune and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan have also been floated about.

However, an AP report this morning says Romney does list Rubio last among a handful of names. But it adds this tidbit toward the end:
Romney has emphasized experience as the most important attribute in a running mate. Careful and risk averse, he's expected to make a relatively safe pick that won't shake up the race or overshadow his candidacy.
Rubio, compared with the others, decidedly lacks experience, with less than two years on the national scene. Plus, his popularity in what's left of Tea Party circles certainly overshadows Romney's. In May, Politico reported that Rubio was not being thoroughly vetted by Romney and that the campaign was looking for "a boring white guy." Little seems to have changed.

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Alexolivatrucking
Alexolivatrucking

 just look at around 1900 Cuba first president DON THOMAS ESTRADA PALMA SIGN a contract allowing USA create military bases and coal miners call enmiend  platt givens Cubans the right to citizenship just after one year on USA soil   not other  Latin AMERICAN country got the same benefit and for more after the betrayed of Kennedy on pig bay on 1962 the congress of  the USA give more to Cubans   ok

guest
guest

what's left of the tea party? you wish!!

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 Rubio is a crook, and a liar. No more needs to be said to the GOP A Cuban on the ballot means nothing to the general population of the Hispanic community. Cubans have enjoyed a status not accorded to any other immigrant group over time. In this work,Illegal Immigrants from Cuba: Preferential Treatment Of course no republican will say anything about this as most cubans tend to vote republican Romney says he favors 'self-deportation other vs. Cubans: Is There A Double Standard On Illegal Aliens?

Sir Sausage
Sir Sausage

Less than 2 years on the national scene isn't enough experience for one to run as VP?  I hope you didn't vote for Obama as that would make you a hypocrite. Less than 2 years as a Senator before running for President? Also, one of your sentences sucks  Here I fixed it for you: "However, an AP report released this morning says Romney does list Rubio last among a handful of names." Or perhaps you meant this: "However, an AP report released this morning says that Romney does list Rubio last among a handful of names."

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