Originally posted by OccamsRazor04
reply to post by LifeInDeath
Rubio would be good for the Latino vote. Most Republicans will vote Romney no matter what.
Obama's already got the Latino vote sewed up, Rubio wouldn't make as much a difference as you think. Rubio could win them Florida, which would be a
big deal and maybe worth the nomination in and of itself, but it's not enough to win the election. Obama could lose Florida and still win pretty
easily, he's currently that far ahead in electoral votes if you check the state-by-state polls. Florida Latinos are not the same as those that come
from Mexican descent (or from other parts of Latin America), they are mostly of Cuban descent and are, at least in the older generations, already more
conservative and tend to vote Republican. Second generation Cuban Americans, who are all pretty young, tend to be more liberal and may or may not be
swayed just by the fact that he's Cuban or from their state.
And yes, most Republicans will vote for Romney, but there aren't really that many Republicans left. Party identification for Republicans is very low
(it's been dropping for both parties, but the problem is worse for Republicans). Most American identify as Independent now, which is where the
election will be won.
The thing about Romney, he doesn't want someone to upstage him the way Palin did to McCain, to do so would make him lose what little control of the
party he has right now. Rubio would be very likely to upstage him and politically he's pretty different than Romney, much more conservative, more
like Palin (though clearly smarter).
edit on 6/27/2012 by LifeInDeath because: (no reason given)