Romney-Rubio a 2012 Dream Ticket?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Most agree freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will be on at the top of every Republican presidential nominee’s short list for vice president.

Stephen Moore writing in the Wall Street Journal says his contacts in Mitt Romney’s campaign are boasting: “Doesn’t a Romney-Rubio ticket sound great?”

Said one senior Romney advisor: “We think that could be a dream ticket.”

Moore asked a close Rubio advisor what he thought of the idea of Rubio for veep. “I’ve heard that rumor too. But he [Romney] may not think he’s ready yet,” the consultant said. But then he quickly added: “There’s always 2016.”

Sen Rubio’s political stock keeps rising. He’s been an ardent voice in the Senate for fiscal downsizing during the budget debates. Last week he gave his maiden Senate floor address on how America’s “future can be greater than its past” and how the 21st century can be the American century, much as the 20th century was. It was Reagan optimism from start to finish as he declared that whether our ancestors “came here on the Mayflower, on a slave ship or on an airplane from Havana, we are all descendants of the men and women who built here the nation that saved the world. We are still the great American people. And the only thing standing in the way of solving our problems is our willingness to do so.”

Rubio, a Cubano-American, could appeal to America’s massive Hispanic population, the largest minority in the U.S., said to be 16.3% of the total population according to the 2010 Census.

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11 Responses to Romney-Rubio a 2012 Dream Ticket?

  1. FDRWeeps says:

    The only reason Mitt Romney could pull this thing off is, he has a CV which includes private industry employment and he created jobs. Americans have left desperation behind and given up on finding jobs. The notion of having a lifestyle comparable to their parents is just a quaint idea from the past. Obama made a choice to make his first term all about national healthcare even though the polls said Americans wanted him to focus on jobs. Three years into his first term and Obama’s jobs record is dismal. He won’t be reelected. It’s not going to happen.

  2. Harry says:

    Never heard of Marco Rubio. I guess I need to get up to speed.

  3. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    Yeah, well I guess I’ve lived long enough…. now I can commit suicide….. Good-bye cruel world. I’m sorry to see my country end up this way…………..

  4. Rachel says:

    Romney could put Rubio on the ticket. Having a Hispanic Catholic as his no.2 would balance out the Mormonism in the minds of many voters. Plus, Rubio is much younger and softens the impression of Romney as an older, rich, white businessman. An interesting strategy, indeed.

  5. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    You know, of course….. NIGHTMARES are dreams too!

  6. lea-lea says:

    Democrats can’t assume Hispanics vote monolithically.

    I think the end of the Dream Act turned a lot of Hispanics off to Democrats. Now, it’s a new game and neither party can make assumptions.

  7. Tiny Dancer says:

    Christopher — You are no endorsing a Romney/Rubio ticket, are you?

  8. AFM says:

    Well didn’t he have financial issues before he was running? Just because he is hispanic isn’t going to give him the latin vote. If am not mistake many other latins that come here think the Cubans get a break. Just saying.

  9. Tiny Dancer,

    No endorsement from me.

    But this is a political/current events/popular culture blog so, covering all things leading up to the 2012 General Election is what I do.

  10. Randy Arroyo says:

    Tiny Dancer – How did you perceive Christopher is endorsing Romney and Rubio? He cited sources in the Romney camp about the possibility of putting Rubio on the ticket. He was reporting a possible VP choice.

  11. fran says:

    I have never combined the term “dream ticket” & “republican” in the same sentence.
    I’m certain that I never will in the future either.

    The GOP mindset has never been for the people.

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