"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Romney will not select Rubio

Romney to Screw Conservatives and Hispanics  -  ABC News says fellow "moderate" Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty is the front runner for Vice President
  • Rubio has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.
  • GOP prepares fuck themselves and throw away a historic opportunity to reach out to the vital state of Florida, Hispanic voters, Conservatives and the Tea Party by selecting Rubio.

(Editor's Note - Romney now claims this ABC News story in untrue.  Time will tell.)

I said some time ago that Mitt Romney would not select Marco Rubio for his Vice President.  Romney is a boring while vanilla kind of guy.  Energetic people like Rubio frighten him.  I believe Romney feels they upstage him.

You will hear the usual cover story bullshit about Rubio not having experience.  Nonsense.  Rubio spent eight years in the Florida legislature and even served as Speaker of the House.  Now he has two years under his belt in the Senate.  To bottom line it, Rubio has more experience than Romney.

ABC News reporter Jonathan Karl says that Marco Rubio is not being vetted to be Mitt Romney's running mate:

Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody’s list of vice presidential candidates. The reasons are obvious: Not only is he young, charismatic and wildly popular with conservatives, but he could also help Republicans win a key state (Florida) and make inroads with Hispanics.

But knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.

Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates.

Officially the Romney campaign has no comment. And Rubio has refused to make any comment when it comes to vice presidential questions. As Rubio spokesman Alex Conant told me, “We have no comment on the vice presidential search process.”

Watch the Bullshit Meter.
Romney appears to be getting ready to throw Senator Marco Rubio, Hispanics, Conservatives and the Tea Party all out of that GOP "Big Tent" at one time by not selecting Rubio for VP.  A standard excuse will be that Rubio needs more experience.  Never mind that Rubio has nearly triple the government experience that Romney has.


Robert Hewes said...

of course the Republican establishment intend to ignore conservatives. That should have been obvious when they annointed Romney with the nomination. Romney will be yet another big-government moderate who slides us futher to the brink of economic meltdown. And if SCOTUS doesn't shoot down Obamacare next week, there's no way that Romney will do the job.

Gary said...

It is all very depressing. The only thing Republicans are good for are judicial appointments.