Should Rubio Be the Republican Vice Presidential Pick?

The junior senator from Florida is gaining traction in the media. What do you think?


With the presidential election still months away, a running mate for Republican nominee Mitt Romney is anyone’s guess. Even so, some political pundits are starting to bank on Florida’s Marco Rubio.

The junior senator from the Miami area has been making quite a showing as of late. He’s been giving speeches on foreign policy that have won him accolades. He’s been on the campaign trail with the Republican hopeful. And he’s even received the endorsement of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose during a PBS interview, according to ABC News. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift the spirits of the campaign and provide some energy.”

The White House is even talking about Rubio albeit in a non-flattering way. David Axelrod, the Obama administration’s top political advisor, casts doubt on Rubio's abilities to help Romney capture the win. He’s been quoted as saying a Rubio nomination would be an insult to Hispanics.

How would Marco Rubio do as a vice presidential pick? Would he bring pride to Florida and help boost the Romney campaign or would he be the dud Axelrod describes? Let us know what you think in the comments section.

Francis meia July 02, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Frank Melia Thanks Brian. You are right on the money regarding Mr. Rubio. Certinally better equiped than Obama ever was or will be. I only hope that Romney feels the same way. Go Mr. Rubio.
georgia July 02, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Oh soooo true. Both Rubio & President Obama are cut from the same cloth. They are both all fluff and no substance!
Mike Chubre July 03, 2012 at 04:20 AM
Sen Rubio is just another yesman republican following his republican buddies. He help get the Taj Mahal built when Florida had no money to spend on simple repairs in other courthouses . Judge Hawkes had to resign over the mess the Taj Mahal caused and sen Rubio just looked the other way . 50 million dollars on a building did not need. However some republican contractors sure were happy to get the business . Sen Rubio was given a special thank you for all his help with this building full of corruption . And now after he said he would never take a vp job if offered , it appears he may be a vp after all ???? After all who else do the republicans have ??? If you want to help the middle class DONT vote for the republicans . Do your homework and I will have to say no more .
Mike Chubre July 03, 2012 at 05:55 AM
The owner of Fox News , Rupert Murdoch does not believe Romney will beat Obama ??? Would someone please ask Rupert to inform the biggest blowhard on Fox News, Sean Hannity of this lol That Hannity needs a good slap for the way he talks about our president. I think Hannity listens to himself talk all night long while in bed.
kathy Jones July 03, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Mike I whole heartedly agree with you! Thanks for putting the truth out so others can read it. THANK YOU!!!!!


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