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    I didn't see a choice I cared for. Rubio is the "pretty boy" of the field and the GOP has about 3 years to their prospects up and down the flagpole. In my view Rubio is about a mile wide and inch deep and pretty much a Cuban George W. Bush. Someone who will look good, say what he's told and pretty much stay out of the way of the establishment GOP while they do the dirty work for the ultra rich in destroying the middle class. They'd love Rubion because of his charismatic looks but I have my doubts he has enough depth to him to stay the course.
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    @tomincali Rubio really a "machine politics creation". They groomed him in Florida and he's come up the ladder just as they have worked with him to do. Good looking, young, they will sell him as being a 'conservative Latino JFK". But he's really more like a GW Bush. He's a puppet of the Rove/GOP machine. Both parties try to have an "alternative" guy at all times. That's how Obama got in. The GOP's guy is Rubio. I think it will be interesting to see how he sells to the American Public beyond the hard right. I don't think there's much to him but it will be interesting to watch how America reacts to the various trial balloons both parties float.
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    @jessejaymes i will have to do some searching,read something on him before even knowing who he was years back. if i remember right it was something to the effect a complete apposite of what he is selling now.
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    Exactly how can you automatically prepare to rebut when he hasn't even spoke? They would argue with any statement made such as " look!!! a brown cow, no no it is a gray cow!!!!" So pathetic what the politicians have done to this country, they have no morals!
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    Couldn't we have found a 5th grader? It'd be kinda cute:
    Obama - "Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age."
    5th Grader - "Obama continues to fail his assigned economics homework. The hard choices he has chosen to undertake include where to vacation and what club to use when golfing. No attempt has been made to pass a budget that even his party could agree to. Grade - F"

    Obama - " We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories."
    5th Grader - "Part of my future was spent by the president on a solar panel company that everyone said wasn't a good company. Sure enough, it went bankrupt. If energy prices keep going up, our factories will continue to go away."

    Obama - "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works -- whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account, to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day, because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government."
    5th Grader - "It still doesn't work. It hasn't helped families find jobs at any wage, and my parents medical costs are going up. If I could only make $60 on weekends I wouldn't think it wise to commit to spending $84 every week. I'd consider that a bad habt that needs to be reformed."
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    When Obama and Clinton were on 60 min it reminded me of Richard Pryor telling Barbra Walters that his Rum blew up.
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  • #74
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    Jeb Bush would have been a much better choice. He was a very moderate Republican and had tremendous backing by both Democrats and Republicans in Florida. He also is an extremely intelligent man, married to a Hispanic Mexican-American woman, and speaks almost flawless Spanish. Mr. Marco Rubio is of Cuban-American ancestry and as such does not connect with the majority of Hispanics in the USA. It's not an opinion, it's a fact. Mexican-Americans, Mexican immigrants, and people whose ancestors arrived from Mexico years ago greatly outnumber the Cuban-American community. I personally have nothing against Marco Rubio or the Cuban-American community.
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    There goes the republican party trying to use a Latino to get their votes. They really think people are that stupid to fall for it, it did not work when they used the bimbo Palin to get the female vote, Women are much smarter than that and so are Latinos. Republicans need to face the fact that their old ideas and insane platform may have worked in the 1950's but not today. America has evolved somewhat since.
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    I believe Republicans going to make come back with fired up than ever before. The false leadership of Obama has gotten a lot of people upset. We are coming back and it is time to clean house!
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    @ConserveUSA " false leadership"? The people that are upset are the republicans that can not accept the fact that he won twice. What are republicans coming back for, would that be to continue to destroy our economy among other thing like Bush did? Where were you people and your complaining while Bush was in office screwing everything up?
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    A good conservative. His message will be a good one. He can also address the part of Obama's speech where he will call Republicans a part of racist white men. I hope Rubio throws it right back at him that Obama is a racist with a deep seated prejudice against white men. With Obama and his team, everything is about race. Nothing could possibly be about his anti-business, anti-freedom far left liberal agenda.
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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned New Mexico's Gov Susana Martinez. She did a credible job at the convention, hasn't got much baggage, seems fairly popular in her state - and with her the GOP could claim double points for choosing a Latina. http://goo.gl/ugiYt

    Sen Rubio seems likeable enough but he hasn't got much of a national track record yet, so maybe a term spent seasoning in the Senate might be a good investment for him right now. The 2016 buzz around him is understandable but not practical.
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    It will give us a chance to see if Marco is his own man, or a construct of the teabaggers.

    It's going to be significant for him, whether for good or ill remains to be seen.
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    Oh, so the GOP is thinking: Let's trot a Latino out front and let him talk. Maybe we'll pick up a few votes. Next time around we'll pick a black guy....or maybe even a woman...wait--oh forget that.
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    Obama's far leftist radical State of the Union speech , who will listen?
    The man hates our country!!
    and many who voted for him are finally starting to see it!!
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    The more Rubio talks, the more likely he is to screw up his chances to win the Presidential election in 2016. If he keeps this up, I predict that he won't even be in the running.

    "We're going to Washington! YeeeHAAWWWWW!!!"
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