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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not with his stances on social issues.
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    In my own experience here, people seem to ignore a posters professional experience or training if the app pro holds a view that is disagreed with.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    I'm all in on bottled water stocks.
    Now, that was funny!

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    Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

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    MIAMI (AP) Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

    The first-term Republican from Florida told his biggest backers on a conference call on Monday that he sees the coming presidential campaign as a choice between the past and the future. In a swipe at Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rubio said the former first lady "is a leader from yesterday."

    Rubio says he has always felt the United States is about tomorrow.


    Does he have a chance?
    I don't know. Rubio will first have to define for the nation "what IS the American Dream"? It USE to be land/home ownership and living a comfortable middle-class lifestyle with incomes that fostered such a lifestyle while also allowing for leisure time activity and setting funds aside for a rainy day. But that "dream" has become so muddied over the years and more difficult to obtain even for those of us who put in a 40-hour work week.

    So, his first challenge will have to be articulating exact what that "dream" is and how the Average Joe can turn it into reality. (Translation: Economic policy) If he's able to clearly define this dream, he would have at least gotten over one hurdle. His second: Open up that so-called "big tent" Republicans claim to possess. Right now, HIS party doesn't appear to embrace all comers.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Well, that's yet another candidate that is vastly more qualified than the clueless old bag the Democrats will put forth.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

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    MIAMI (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio is telling his top donors that he is running for president because he feels "uniquely qualified" to pitch his Republican Party as one that will defend the American Dream.

    The first-term Republican from Florida told his biggest backers on a conference call on Monday that he sees the coming presidential campaign as a choice between the past and the future. In a swipe at Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rubio said the former first lady "is a leader from yesterday."

    Rubio says he has always felt the United States is about tomorrow.


    Does he have a chance?

    If he picks Kasich......he does.



    The Rubio record: From tea party hero to immigration reformer and beyond.....

    On Monday, Rubio will announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination, using a brief Senate career that DeMint could not have imagined as his launching pad. And when he does, the one-time face of the tea party will be the most establishment candidate amid the already crowded field of sitting senators vying for the 2016 GOP nod.

    Rubio and his colleagues-turned-opponents Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky all arrived at the Senate the same way — by staging primary upsets over establishment candidates — yet their political makeup and brief stints in Congress could not be more different. Cruz and Paul spent years tending to their grassroots bases, staging dramatic filibusters and dissenting from leadership when it proved personally expedient. For his part, Rubio has been treading the path of an establishment operator, but with an edge, thanks to his unique personal story.

    Sixteen laws he cosponsored between 2011 and 2014 were signed into law, according to records kept by the Library of Congress . More of those laws — six — came out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee than from any other panel.....snip~

    https://www.yahoo.com/politics/the-r...131884101.html

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Sounds like the Democratic nominee in 2008. Didn't Obama seek to transform this nation? Yes he did. That didn't work too well. I agree, I don't want another Obama anywhere near the Oval Office.

    Not sure about older political heads. I'd rather see a non-political head in the game. I don't even necessarily agree that it has to be an older head. A very smart young person is worth more than a stubborn, clueless older person, and often the younger ones bring the best ideas to the table. They look at things in a different way.
    I don't see any rhetorical difference between your preferences and the Obama voter.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Well, that's yet another candidate that is vastly more qualified than the clueless old bag the Democrats will put forth.
    Everyone knows that if Hillary wins it will be by celebrity and not by accomplishments.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Does he have a chance?
    He's relatively inexperienced. He does have an opportunity to differentiate himself by focusing on "tomorrow" and developing a positive vision coupled with practical solutions for addressing the challenges and realizing the opportunities of tomorrow. He needs to offer a coherent domestic and foreign policy approach. The domestic dimension probably requires more work than the foreign policy one.

    If he positions himself effectively and comes across with the kind of empowering and realistic message as described above, he will gain important campaign experience that could serve him well in the future and perhaps give him some VP consideration. The strategic problem he faces is that his mentor Governor Bush would probably have to choose someone outside of Florida to best utilize the VP slot (perhaps Ohio?). Nevertheless, Rubio could still gain an important role within a Bush Administration, were Bush to defeat Clinton or another Democratic Party nominee. Were another Republican to win the nomination, Rubio could have a good chance at the VP slot.

    Fringe candidates e.g., Carson, or the more libertarian-oriented Paul would choose someone else. Moreover, Rubio would not benefit from affiliating with either of them were he considered given the fundamental differences between their positions and his without risking the credibility he would accumulate from mounting an effective run for the nomination.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    Now, that was funny!



    I don't know. Rubio will first have to define for the nation "what IS the American Dream"? It USE to be land/home ownership and living a comfortable middle-class lifestyle with incomes that fostered such a lifestyle while also allowing for leisure time activity and setting funds aside for a rainy day. But that "dream" has become so muddied over the years and more difficult to obtain even for those of us who put in a 40-hour work week.

    So, his first challenge will have to be articulating exact what that "dream" is and how the Average Joe can turn it into reality. (Translation: Economic policy) If he's able to clearly define this dream, he would have at least gotten over one hurdle. His second: Open up that so-called "big tent" Republicans claim to possess. Right now, HIS party doesn't appear to embrace all comers.
    I don't know....I don't like the idea of them attempting to define the American dream. First off, that means something different for all Americans. Secondly, the President doesn't get elected to fulfill dreams. I'd rather know what he plans to do to make DC less dysfunctional, how he's going to keep us safe, and what he's going to do to keep Isis out, and all of that.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I don't see any rhetorical difference between your preferences and the Obama voter.
    I'm not looking for someone to transform America.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I'm not looking for someone to transform America.
    Greetings, tres borrachos.

    Neither am I, and judging by the unending amount of people who are illegally crossing our borders to get here, most of them must think we are quite okay the way we are!

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