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  •  More Negative Than Positive (12+ / 0-)

    Rubio's problem is that he's Cuban.  That might appear to be an advantage for Republicans, but that's because they're incapable of differentiating between cultures beyond "us" and "them."  American immigration policy for Cubans differs so radically from the way that it treats non-Cuban Hispanics that his heritage might prove to be a negative rather than a positive.  Every time Rubio's name would get mentioned it would also be discussed that Cubans get a "home free" card the instant they land on US soil while everyone else targeted for deportation.  Why would anyone constantly rub the target electorate's collective nose in the mess that is the Republican problem with Hispanic immigrants?

    "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

    by PrahaPartizan on Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 06:10:26 AM PDT

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    •  hell, Cuban immigration policy is radically (11+ / 0-)

      different from ANY group that wants to immigrate here. INCLUDING those who are seeking asylum.

      If a Cuban emigre can get his foot on US SOIL, he's in. No questions asked. No if ands or buts. It's done.

      I was SHOCKED when I saw this first hand after moving to South Florida in 1998. There'd be boatloads of cubans dashing for the beach trying to avoid the grasp of coast guard officials. It was surreal.

      Sorry, but him being Cuban might just piss off ANYONE who's going through the 9 levels of hell required to legally immigrate to America.

      Just sayin.

    •  PPP: Obama +5% in Fla. (0+ / 0-)

      Rubio acutally hurts Romney if he is on the ticket.

      Barack Obama starts the general election with a 5 point advantage over
      Mitt Romney in Florida, 50-45. This is the biggest lead Obama's had in Florida over the
      course of five polls PPP's done in the state since the beginning of 2011.

      Rubio's drawn the most attention as a potential Veep pick, but with him on the ticket
      Romney actually drops from 45% to 43% with Obama staying at 50%. There's not much
      evidence Rubio would be able to draw Hispanic voters to Romney. In the straight
      Obama/Romney match Obama leads 52-37 with Hispanics and in the Obama/Biden v.
      Romney/Rubio match Obama still leads 52-37 with Hispanics.

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