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Marco Rubio: '...let’s not ignore the will of the people or they’re going to be angry.'

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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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"If he keeps winning delegates like he did the other night in New York, I think he's going to reach that number," Rubio said on Al Punto Florida. "But let's see. There are still other states to go."

Rubio, who continues to hold onto more than 100 delegates, has said he disagreed with Trump about the delegate system being "rigged." But Rubio did echo the argument that if Trump is close to 1,237 delegates, he should get the nod.

“I do think it's valid to argue to delegates: 'Look, let’s not divide the party. You have someone here who has all these votes, very close to get 1,237, let’s not ignore the will of the people or they’re going to be angry.' And delegates may decide that on that reason they decide to vote for Donald Trump. But if they don’t, it’s not illegitimate in any way,” he told Miami radio host Jimmy Cefalo on April 20. "That's why we elect delegates. That's the meaning of being a delegate, is choosing a nominee that can win."
Marco Rubio warming up to Donald Trump


Once again the truth comes out in an unequivocal way. We are the peasants; they are the elites. They clearly have disdain for us. They don't even bother to pretend not to anymore.

Why was the following thread essentially ignored?

Washington Post: GOP elites are now resigned to Donald Trump as their nominee

That story and its implications make it probably the biggest single story in the entire 2016 US Elections forum. Why? Because we're just peasants whose voice only matters if we force the elite to make it matter.
edit on 29-4-2016 by Profusion because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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Marco Rubio is saying what I would hope most GOP insiders and establishment will say. When the GOP lost the last election, an election lots of people thought they should have won, they commissioned an official study about what went wrong. This thing cost a mint and included interviews, extensive statistical analytics, the whole nine yards. One of its primary conclusions was that the GOP should NOT ignore who the people wanted.

And like it or not (and I'm not sure I entirely do) the people want Trump. If the GOP manages to dump Trump from the ticket, they will face the wrath of a very angry electorate and Hillary will win no contest. Rubio is saying exactly that, and that is perfectly proper. As Newt said, "Get over it."



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: Profusion


What they still don't get is we've been 'angry' for a long time......



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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Marco is right, if Trump doesn't get the nomination then Im voting crooked Hillary, never Ted Cruz.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 07:00 PM
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When there's high voter turn out, Democrats win.

If Trump runs as the GOP nominee there will be high turn out, and the Democrats will win. The electoral college is already locked for the Democrats. Democrats start off election day with over 235/270 electoral votes already in the bag.

The GOP is going to have to win EVERY swing/battle state AND flip blue states to red in order to win.

So, the real question is which Democrat is going to run and be the next POTUS?



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
When there's high voter turn out, Democrats win.

If Trump runs as the GOP nominee there will be high turn out, and the Democrats will win. The electoral college is already locked for the Democrats. Democrats start off election day with over 235/270 electoral votes already in the bag.

The GOP is going to have to win EVERY swing/battle state AND flip blue states to red in order to win.

So, the real question is which Democrat is going to run and be the next POTUS?


Your dreaming when it comes to the electoral college!

Trump has already locked N.Y.. That about 47 electoral votes that would have gone to the democrats. They're in the hole and it hasn't even started....



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 07:26 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

I wonder if that will still hold true in a Trump vs Hillary match.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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And this is coming from a candidate that still has more Delegates than Kasich.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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We have a delegate system for a reason this isn't a democracy.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
We have a delegate system for a reason this isn't a democracy.



We live in a republic, not a democracy, despite what they teach in school.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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... or they’re going to be angry.


Really? Is this doofus really this clueless?

We're already angry!!!!!

Numb-nuts...



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:45 PM
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originally posted by: IAMTAT
Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.


That would be a great shame. Rubio is Hillary with a smaller P_n_s



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:48 PM
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"let’s not ignore the will of the people or they’re going to be angry."
Gee ya think? Boy that`s an understatement, I guess the GOP hasn`t got the memo yet, the people are already angry, that`s why none of the GOP annoited ones,like bush, had any support.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 08:50 PM
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Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.


I thought Trump was eyeing Chris Christie as his VP? It looks like Christie is riding Trump"s @ss at many of his rallies. Talk about a lap dog! Christie may go Postal if Rubio get the nod to be Trump's running mate. He hated Rubio!



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:09 PM
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originally posted by: WeRpeons


Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.


I thought Trump was eyeing Chris Christie as his VP? It looks like Christie is riding Trump"s @ss at many of his rallies. Talk about a lap dog! Christie may go Postal if Rubio get the nod to be Trump's running mate. He hated Rubio!


If Trump picks either one of those two arse clowns , than Trump is bigger slime ball than I originally thought.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: WeRpeons

Neither Christie nor Rubio will receive that honor. I expect it will be a woman, very possibly Condi Rice or Susana Martinez.



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: interupt42

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.


That would be a great shame. Rubio is Hillary with a smaller P_n_s


pAnTs????



posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 09:30 PM
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originally posted by: StoutBroux

originally posted by: interupt42

originally posted by: IAMTAT
Rubio is starting to come around to Trump's hints at wanting him for V.P.


That would be a great shame. Rubio is Hillary with a smaller P_n_s


pAnTs????


Yes Pants what else could it be ?


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posted on Apr, 29 2016 @ 10:24 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
We have a delegate system for a reason this isn't a democracy.



IMHO, delegates are irrelevant until they're unbound. As far as I can surmise, until delegates are unbound they must follow the relevant regulations of the state where they're from. Your statement above makes it sound like you have no idea about the following:


Binding delegates: In most states, party rules or election laws require delegates to be “bound” to support the candidate to whom they were allocated at the national convention. Some delegates, such as those from Massachusetts and Virginia, are only bound to support their candidate through the first round of voting. Delegates from other states are bound to support their candidate through the second and third rounds of voting. A few states, such as New Mexico and Mississippi, have party rules or state laws governing what happens when a delegate votes for a candidate other than the one to whom they are bound.
Republican delegate rules by state, 2016


By enacting the above regulations, the states have made the USA a quasi-democracy at the party level in the primary process. In a union of states, who else but the states should determine such things?

Labeling the USA as a "democracy", a "republic", or simply a corporation means nothing when it all comes down to the laws that must be followed. The relevant laws determine what is to be done. Labels are irrelevant.
edit on 29-4-2016 by Profusion because: (no reason given)



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