January 27th, 2012
07:45 AM ET
11 years ago

VP Marco Rubio?: The man in demand

Miami (CNN) - Will he or won't he? And would it matter?

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, considered a powerful Hispanic political player and rising star in his party, has consistently said no to having vice presidential aspirations. But still, the question keeps coming up.

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  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Who else would the much-lacking Rethuglican nominee choose for their VP if NOT Rubio? They don't have the proverbial snowball's chance of posing a credible threat to President Obama. They have alienated almost every conceivable minority in the country. They want to use us Latinos to mow their lawns, raise their kids, make their beds, and clean their house and then deport us and our American born children. The only shot they would have is to choose that thieveing, lying, corrupt bobble-head of a Cuban (?) Rubio to run interference for them. Rubio would be their 2012 Sarah Palin: an albatross that won't net the desired results. Someone pointed out a few days ago that Latinos do not look kindly upon Cubans. They are generally speaking correct. A Rubio VP would NOT bring them the Latino vote outside of Florida, it could very well alienate what few Latinos would still consider voting for whichever the chosen GOP clown turns out to be.
    Obama 2012. Seriously America.

    January 27, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Within the Latino community Cubans are generally considered to be racists agaisnst other Cubans (and other Hispanics) of darker skin tones, and with more prominent African features. Did you all know that? Probably not.
    Rubio being a Republican doesn't surprise anybody.

    January 27, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  3. OnlyRonPaul

    I couldn't imagine a larger mistake for any Republican candidate to make.

    January 27, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    I am sure Democrats are wishing for Republicans to put a Tea Partier on their ticket. Democrats would simply point to the behavior of the Tea Party in the House. Democrats would point to the pandering by all of the GOP candidates to the Tea Party over the course of the debates, especially that moment during an Iowa debate the unanimously raised their hands to indicate that they would *not compromise* on a budget package that was a 10:1 ratio of spending cuts to revenue increases.

    January 27, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  5. once upon a horse

    well I think first of all the person at the top of the ticket has to win the election and from what the GOP has to offer that might not be happening. Let's be honest the Republicans don't like EITHER of the top two guys running right now and they have never been crazy about Ron Paul either.

    January 27, 2012 08:31 am at 8:31 am |
  6. donato

    Marco Rubio could be a rising star within the republican party but, he is not a welcome new to the latino communities. marco political capital had already been spent with his tea party alliance. he can not go in front of any other latinos but cuban and try to ask them for their vote. the republican may believe that he could be an assets but, in reality he is a big liability if you do not believe me i dare the republican to go for it. Obama 4 president again.

    January 27, 2012 08:42 am at 8:42 am |
  7. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    The guy who lied about his family history in order to get elected becoming the VP? Why not? It seems that the Republicans are only concerned about the perceived lack of moral grounding on the part of Democrats, not from their own wannabees.

    January 27, 2012 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  8. Curt

    Of course they would all consider Rubio. Its politics. Just like McCain chose Palin hoping he would get all her nutty supporters to support him, They all figure if they chose Rubio they will get the Latino vote. Has nothing to do with whether he's qualified.

    January 27, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    As a Florida voter, I would only say, "You have got to be kidding."

    January 27, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  10. sam supa

    Wolf tried his best to let the candidates attack and counter attack each other so they had little time talking about the plan to rescue our country from the current president destruction path.

    January 27, 2012 09:18 am at 9:18 am |