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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Vesper.

    The MSM has successfully eliminated Biden by painting him as a bumpkin, when a current VP might be a logical choice in more normal times, IMO. Not too many "man on the street" voters even know who he is. Same with Elizabeth Warren. But everyone knows who Hillary Clinton is.

    We keep up with what's going on in politics by being on sites like this - millions of other people who vote don't, because they have neither the time nor the interest. And propaganda works! :
    I heard Bill Moyer offered Elizabeth Warren a Million to run for president and she declined. What does that tell you? And yes you are correct many voters are not informed....

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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 anyone actually cares to do a little homework to find out if this guy is actually qualified or not to be POTUS and wishes to take off the partisan blinders....or any other senator that is running for that matter....here is a link to see what senator voted and for what they voted for and against.

    I know I know, its a novel concept to actually vet a potential POTUS to see where they actually stand and not just go by whether there is a D or a R in front of the names.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    If anyone actually cares to do a little homework to find out if this guy is actually qualified or not to be POTUS and wishes to take off the partisan blinders....or any other senator that is running for that matter....here is a link to see what senator voted and for what they voted for and against.

    I know I know, its a novel concept to actually vet a potential POTUS to see where they actually stand and not just go by whether there is a D or a R in front of the names.

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    Was there a segue in my OP to this post? Is there some reason you think I don't know who I'm voting for?
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    If you think he doesn't have 2 dozen people in the RNC blowing smoke up his ass and telling him he has a chance to become president, you REALLY aren't paying attention to politics. People don't simply wake up one day and decide they're going to be president, other people within the party groom that person to say the right things months before they're about to even tell the public that they're thinking of running. So any question that the "party didn't put him up" is just playing semantics. Of course it did. However, it's just an effort to 'seem' more diverse and won't have any effect at the end. Rubio is a sacrificial lamb for people who matter.



    Lmao, Rubio doesn't have a prayer in hell of becoming even VP. To suggest so is absurd. Him running just prolongs the inevitable.
    Any idea who the two dozen people in the RNC are?

    And where did I suggest Rubio become VP again?
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by vesper View Post
    I heard Bill Moyer offered Elizabeth Warren a Million to run for president and she declined. What does that tell you? And yes you are correct many voters are not informed....
    The fact that Elizabeth Warren is being wooed scares me more than the idea of Hillary winning. A career bankruptcy attorney. Who better to lead the greatest nation on Earth?
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Just wait NP......Hillary is going to select Julian Castro as her running mate and he will energize the young vote in much the same way that Hillary energizes a large proportion of the population. People don't just vote for people that match their own demographics....I'm sorry that your old white male mind can't comprehend that.
    Okay, well the weeping and chest thumping about the historical vote for the woman/Hispanic started even before she actually picked the Hispanic running mate. That was predictable.
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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    For the foreseeable future we are going to have nothing but hyper-partisanship in this country. There is so much hatred of one party against the other I cannot envision them working together.

    Just look at this post in this thread

    Am hoping someone else takes the Dem nomination from Hillary but like hell would I vote for that poster's candidate. And there is no way he would vote my candidate. There is a deep line in this country.
    partisanship is fine, it is the inability to surpass partisanship once elected ( at all / for anything) that is the problem

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Problem with Rubio is that aside from being from a younger generation, his views are not with the younger generation. They are standard Republican views. So his statement that there's no going backward rings a bit hollow. Most of his support will be from older people.

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Here was Nate Silver and the NY Times on Rubio this past Feb.



    DW-Nominate scores normally run on a scale that goes from negative 1 for an extremely liberal candidate to positive 1 for an extremely conservative one. To make the result more legible, I have multiplied all scores by 100 — so that, for instance, a moderate Republican might have a score of 25 rather than 0.25. Mr. Rubio achieves a score of 51 by this method. What does that mean, exactly?

    The last two Republican presidential nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney, had a score of 39 by comparison, meaning that they were more moderate than Mr. Rubio. Mr. Rubio is also rated as being to the right of Ronald Reagan, who had a score of 44, and George W. Bush, who had a score of 46. Among Republican presidential nominees since 1960, in fact, only the extraordinarily conservative Barry Goldwater, who had a score of 67, rates as being more conservative than Mr. Rubio.



    But Mr. Rubio stands out less when compared to Republicans of today. Whereas in 1980 the average Republican member of Congress had a score of 30, the average Republican in the most recent Congress had a score of 48, very close to Mr. Rubio’s. Thus, my contention that Mr. Rubio is a good representative of the Republican Party as it stands today......snip~

    http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes...ervative/?_r=0

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    Re: Rubio tells donors he is running for White House

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The fact that Elizabeth Warren is being wooed scares me more than the idea of Hillary winning. A career bankruptcy attorney. Who better to lead the greatest nation on Earth?
    Besides not agreeing with Hillary ideologically, what I find most troubling about her is how she stayed with Bill after all his promiscuous behavior. And her closest confidant is the wife of that Weiner character who was a congressman that used social media to share pictures of his private parts with strange women also stayed with him after that. I don't get that one and find it rather bizarre and creepy. Not exactly a swell choice to have as a potential first woman president.

    But back to Rubio, I think he is going to bring a lot of good stuff to the debates. Looking forward to them

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