(CNN) – Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio, who is running as a more conservative alternative to Charlie Crist in the state's Republican Senate primary race, called the governor's appointment of George LeMieux to the U.S. Senate "disappointing."
"This is a disappointing pick for Florida," Rubio said in a statement e-mailed to CNN Friday. "George LeMieux is a talented political operative and the governor's best friend, but that doesn't make him the right choice to represent Florida in the Senate."
"Governor Crist had a wealth of consistent and principled conservative candidates to choose from, all of whom would have been a reliable check and balance on the excesses of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda," he said.
Who is Marco Rubio and why does anyone care what he thinks or says.
rubio is s moron. Obama-Pelosi_Reid agenda? how about the Bohener-Bush-Cheney-Cantor spending agenda? 900 billion on health care is too much but 3 trillion on the Iraw war is just right? idiot.
This guy's an opportunist and a sham, donning wolf's clothing in hopes of someday running with the wolf pack. Best if ignored.
I agree with Mark Rubio,
we do not need anymore limp republicans.
We need conservatism and tight fiscal responsiblity.
That was a weak choice by Crist.
Former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio is a right wing nut job.
Crist... your party has been hijacked I tell you! Come over to our side. We truly are the "Big Tent" party.
"wealth of consistent and principled conservative candidates to choose from, all of whom would have been a reliable"
Anybody with a description that included "conservative' in and of itself makes them a HORRIBLE pick for any position in the US. They have proven to consistantly WRECK the nation along with all other things they touch.
Not surprising out of Christ. Good riddance to him!
George LeSeatwarmer should be given a chance. Although a political hack, George is familiar with the issues and might do a better job than Crist himself. Florida will be represented by an appointed senator for 2 1/2 years. Too bad Florida doesn't have special elections (just can't trust the people). Rubio is a gasbag who panders to the far right fringe.
Those of us who LIVE IN Florida are JUST AS DISSAPPOINTED!
These days it seems that the only principles politicians have are (1) look out for themselves; (2) look out for their big contributors; (3) to h*ll with everybody else until election time.
Those of us who LIVE IN Florida, are JUST AS DISAPPOINTED!
Crist is a DISGRACE
His marraige a sham.
GET RID OF THE REPUBLICAN HYPOCRITS
RNC in big mess in SC and FL may be Fox and Pailn will accuse Obama for this
Speaker Rubio, you have been just excellent in the Florida government. Please hang on and you can get Sen Nelson's seat soon. We will then have two brilliant republican senators again in Florida.
all of whom would have been a reliable check and balance on the excesses of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda," he said
I could understand if the "excesses" of the "Obama-Pelosi-Reid agenda" were going towards... an unnecessary war, for example, or into their or their friends own pockets, or to the corporations of large political contributors, or to suborn perjury. I would be VERY angry and vocal about that. But the truth is, for the umpteenth time, that the excesses are being invested right here in America. On my roads, my schools, my health, my economy. They are being invested to resucitate MY COUNTRY, which was left ravaged and moribund by you-know-who. So please...enough already.
"excesses"....Considering South Florida is the health care fraud capital of the world, amounting to several billion dollars a year...Rubio's use of the word "excesses" is quite ironic.
Crist claimed it was his faith that prevented Florida from getting hit with hurricanes. And this guy is even more conservative? Oh brother, what a weird place.
After New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now Florida...why don't
we cancel elections entirely and let the old system back in where
senators are all appointed?
Did you want him to pick a crook like you, I'd say not.
picked his Uncle I'll bet... some relation
and some money changed hands... check off shore accounts
Principled conservative? Hahaha. If you can call blind obedience to your corporate masters and their wealthy friends principles. Have a nice day!
"principled conservative candidates"
The words principled and conservative should never appear in the same sentence.
Crist chose a cronie?! I'm stunned!!!
Great. Another Tea Bagging Right Wingnut coming out of Florida.
Charlie Crist has once again put his ambitions above what's best for the people of Florida. I was not fooled by his dog and poney show.