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  •  Christie won't get backing of the GOP. Rubio could (1+ / 0-)
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    Aunt Pat

    and therein lies the rub... if a sufficiently conservative, BRIGHT, charismatic Republican comes along (and I'll let you guess which of those fronts Romney failed on), we'll have competition in '16.  

    Just as Nixon did something about Muskie in '72 (although that specific method I would NOT stoop to), something should be done about Rubio.

    Happy little moron, Lucky little man.
    I wish I was a moron, MY GOD, Perhaps I am!
    —Spike Milligan

    by polecat on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:45:06 PM PST

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    •  Rubio is a non-starter. (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry, the GOP voter has a problem nominating and/or electing a person, for President,  with a last name that ends in a vowel.  Come to think of it, I don't think they ever have.  The letter "y" does not count, but if it did, McKinley was the only one.
      Romney
      McCain
      Bush
      Dole
      Bush
      Reagan
      Ford
      Nixon
      Goldwater
      Eisenhower
      Dewey
      Wilkie
      Landon
      Hoover
      Coolidge
      Harding
      Hughes
      Taft
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      McKinley
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      Hayes
      Grant
      Lincoln
      Fremont
      See the trend?

      There is no hell on earth appropriate enough for those who would promote the killing of another person, in the name of a god.

      by HarryParatestis on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:05:13 PM PST

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    •  Rubio has sided with the crazy Conservatives too (1+ / 0-)
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      often and that brand is cooked in a Presidential election. No matter how hard Rubio tries to cast himself as the GOP Obama, there are two major strikes against him: his voting record is unappealing to the majority of Americans and there is a HUGE difference between Cubans and other Hispanics (and Obama won them both). Cubans tend to be more Conservative and the ones in the US tend to be more aligned with the 2% than the midde class. Most other Latinos do not readily accept Cubans. So Rubio is no shoo in for the Hispanic vote---by a long shot.

      For Christina's America

      by DWKING on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:08:25 PM PST

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