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Inside scoop.... Marco Rubio will be VP choice

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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:15 AM
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Inside info has it that Marco Rubio is going to be Romney's VP choice.

According to my source, here's why Romney campaign has already decided on Rubio:

1. He's young and good looking.
2. He gives Romney Florida.
3. He gives Romney enough Hispanic votes to pull close swing states in his favor.
4. He makes Obama spend more money in other Hispanic swing states, make Obama spend $ in California
5. Sets up Rubio for his own run in 2016, 2020, or 2024.
6. He's conservative and will raise money.
7. He will make Biden look old and foolish in their debate.
8. He's well spoken and will dominate talk radio.
9. He grew up in Nevada and will put Nevada and New Mexico in Romney's column.
10. He is catholic, and will pull voters back in who might be put off by Romney's Mormon background.
11. He will counter Obama's "forward" campaign -they are going to portray Rubio and Romney as moving the country forward, creating ads with Obama surrounded by Clintons, Biden, Pelosi, and others, and ask, "Is this really moving us forward?"
12. He tested the highest in focus groups, by far, especially among women and minorities.

In short, Rubio is going to be the VP choice because he causes Obama the most problems -by far.

And please no need to ask for details on my source. This is an internet forum, not a Congressional hearing.



edit on 9-6-2012 by UltimateSkeptic1 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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If true, here's where he is wrong.

"Hispanics" hate other "Hispanics"

Especialy successful ones.

I grew up in New Mexico.

Americans of Spanish decent hate Mexican nationals.

Americans of Spanish decent and Mexicans hate Cubans and Puerto Ricans.

And Puerto Ricans hate Cubans. And so on and so on.

It's boils down to that word "Hispanic".

All of these people have nothing in common but a language.

That word to me is like the "N" word.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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So, you make incredible claims, yet do not want people to ask about your source?

On a board filled with conspiracy theorists?

Cool Story Bro.

~Tennth



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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13. He will bend over for his corporate masters and lobbyist and make sure the rich get richer and the American working man continues his downward spiral.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:32 AM
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Originally posted by Frankenchrist

"Hispanics" hate other "Hispanics"

Especialy successful ones.




I'm pretty sure people who hate somebody for being successful aren't the demographic they are targeting.

They are targeting conservative Hispanics who are on the fence, not passionate about Obama, but not won over yet by Romney.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by UltimateSkeptic1
 



So, you make incredible claims, yet do not want people to ask about your source?

On a board filled with conspiracy theorists?



What would you like me to do? Give you my source's Facebook id?

I didn't really find this to be such an incredible claim.

As a moderator, I'd like to ask you a question: was your post intended to further discussion of the topic or was it a veiled personal attack?



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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My standing as a moderator has nothing to do with asking a member to prove what they are saying is true.

ATS lives on conspiracy theories and the quest for the truth (contrary to popular belief) if you are going to make claims and then ask NOT to be asked about the source, you'll invite these sorts of questions from members who are skeptics to begin with.

As for the topic: I've long thought Marco would be a front runner on the VP pick for any GOP candidate. Other than Bobby Jindal or Chris Christie I don't see anybody who could give Biden a run for his money.

~Tenth
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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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I don't think so. Romney is an old-school politician and I think he will choose his VP out of someone that was running for Republican nomination but lost. Probably Gingrich or Santorum.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by UltimateSkeptic1

Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by UltimateSkeptic1
 



So, you make incredible claims, yet do not want people to ask about your source?

On a board filled with conspiracy theorists?



What would you like me to do? Give you my source's Facebook id?

I didn't really find this to be such an incredible claim.

As a moderator, I'd like to ask you a question: was your post intended to further discussion of the topic or was it a veiled personal attack?


No need to respond with goofy hyperbole.
Just tell us what position your source holds or else it just looks like you are making **** up. That's what my sources tell me....



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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oops dp...


edit on 9-6-2012 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:44 AM
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If you're right?

You get bragging rights.

If you're wrong?

Then no harm no foul.


Personally, I think Jindal is the better choice, but Romney will pick who he picks.

S&F for stepping outside the comfort zone.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:45 AM
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don't know if romney will want an all ethnic ticket

and I think a lot of republicans are lining up for 2016, and rubio will be hamstrung if the current VP



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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+1. I'm Spanish American from new Mexico and we hate when ignorant Anglos try to lump us together with mexicans under the "Hispanic" umbrella term.

I hate that term myself, it's a word that really needs to be done away with.

With that said however, I don't hate successful "Hispanics"



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by UltimateSkeptic1
What would you like me to do? Give you my source's Facebook id?


So, someone posted this on FB and you're calling that a source?

If this is true, Romney better get ready for the left-leaning birthers to come out of the woodwork, because neither of Rubio's parents were US citizens when he was born... If Obama isn't a natural-born citizen, then Rubio (and Jindal, for that matter) aren't either. NONE of their parents were US citizens when they were born.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:06 AM
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Originally posted by tothetenthpower

As for the topic: I've long thought Marco would be a front runner on the VP pick for any GOP candidate. Other than Bobby Jindal or Chris Christie I don't see anybody who could give Biden a run for his money.

~Tenth
edit on 6/9/2012 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)


Yes, and this is not a conspiracy theory. There is nothing conspiratorial about this.

Do you want proof from people who write threads about ghosts whispering in their ear at night?

Obviously I'm not going to talk about my source. The only "proof" that it is true are the points made.

It is what it is.

Back to the topic, according to my source, these are the 12 points in favor of Rubio. Nobody else was even close.

Chris Christie is fat. He would be the SNL punchline for the entire election. He's out.

Jindal doesn't give them any more states. He's out.

Rubio is Hispanic, good looking, conservative, Catholic, and a good speaker. The Romney campaign will bait attacks. Every attack on Rubio is going to be used to inspire the Hispanic and Catholic voters in swing states. North Carolina was also mentioned as a state that Rubio helps them win.

It's a chess game.

Rubio as VP puts the Obama campaign in a difficult position, especially when there is apathy in Obama's base.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
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Originally posted by UltimateSkeptic1
What would you like me to do? Give you my source's Facebook id?


So, someone posted this on FB and you're calling that a source?

If this is true, Romney better get ready for the left-leaning birthers to come out of the woodwork, because neither of Rubio's parents were US citizens when he was born... If Obama isn't a natural-born citizen, then Rubio (and Jindal, for that matter) aren't either. NONE of their parents were US citizens when they were born.


Obviously nobody posted this on Facebook.

And your point was not missed by the Romney campaign. The birther issue favors Obama. Rubio cuts the legs out from under the birthers, which helps Romney, not Obama.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:15 AM
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You don't have to talk about your source that's fine, but don't be surprised when I say " Cool Story Bro" about your source.

I'll believe when I see it from a credible source, not just some facebook hearsay.

And Christie is a good mix IMO because like Biden sometimes he says stuff he should not, but it comes off as honest.

Then again the GOP have about as much charisma as a fist this year. Romney included.

~Tenth



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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Romney is having enough trouble with the Evangelical GOP base being a Morman...tack on a "Mexican" as vp and they will just stay home. Without the religious right faction....Mitt's toast.

This race will boil down to "class" in the campaign. Pretty rich boys against the beer gut, working man, salt of the earth types. They may hate Obama but when given that choice.....

That's what my sources tell me...
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posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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Other inside sources claim it'll be Bobby Jindal

There is probably a lot of jockeying going on with factions within the Republican party.
Everyone wants their favorite guy to be named VP.
So they 'leak' info saying their guy is the front runner.

My guess - it'll be Christy, Jindal, Rubio, or Paul Ryan.



posted on Jun, 9 2012 @ 10:29 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer


Personally, I think Jindal is the better choice, but Romney will pick who he picks.

S&F for stepping outside the comfort zone.



Thanks.

All things being equal, the campaign believes Rubio gives Romney Florida with 100% certainty. They are targeting the states Bush won in 2000, while making Obama spend more money and time in in the west.

Here are the swing states they are targeting: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

They don't believe Jindal would make a difference in any of the seven.



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