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Janice
03-22-2012, 01:22 PM
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Jeb Bush: Romney should pick Sen. Rubio as running mate

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), who endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Wednesday, wants Romney to pick Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) as his running mate if the former Massachusetts governor wins the nomination.

Bush, speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, said that the junior Florida senator is "dynamic, joyful, disciplined and principled."

"He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man. He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a way to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism," Bush said, according to a report in a Pittsburgh newspaper published Thursday.

A day earlier, the former Florida governor endorsed Romney for president.

Rubio has repeatedly said he has no interest in running in the No. 2 spot on the 2012 Republican presidential ticket. Nevertheless, his name has remained high up on speculative shortlists of people who could be selected to run with whoever wins the nomination.

More ...

The Hill (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/217507-jeb-bush-wants-romney-to-pick-rubio-as-running-mate)

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Umm... is this kinda like a "McCain/ Palin" moment? Except this time Romney has already decided on Rubio (if theres no uproar, and Rubio agrees) and has decided to let another Rino get out in front in order to keep the Bush brand name alive for a potential future run ...

Even the left on our side disgusts me.

fettpett
03-22-2012, 01:45 PM
there have been a few questions on whether Rubio is eligible to be Pres due to when his parents came to the US and them not being citizens when he was born...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2012, 01:51 PM
there have been a few questions on whether Rubio is eligible to be Pres due to when his parents came to the US and them not being citizens when he was born...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

That's funny.

Janice
03-22-2012, 02:15 PM
Rubio was born in Miami. As far as I know ... the Constitution does not define the phrase natural-born citizen, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The Congressional Research Service has stated that the weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion indicates that the term means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to U.S. citizenship "at birth" or "by birth," including any child born "in" the United States, even to alien parents (other than to foreign diplomats serving their country), the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parent who has met U.S. residency requirements.

As to Rubio's eligibility, has any candidate for POTUS or VP ever been deemed ineligible under the NBC clause? Since federal law and enforcement have been all over the map on this it will take SCOTUS intervention for that to happen. Perhaps a Rubio pick would put this issue on the front burner for the libs and then we'd all be forced to address this issue for Rubio and Obama.

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2012, 02:24 PM
Rubio was born in Miami. As far as I know ... the Constitution does not define the phrase natural-born citizen, and various opinions have been offered over time regarding its precise meaning. The Congressional Research Service has stated that the weight of scholarly legal and historical opinion indicates that the term means one who is entitled under the Constitution or laws of the United States to U.S. citizenship "at birth" or "by birth," including any child born "in" the United States, even to alien parents (other than to foreign diplomats serving their country), the children of United States citizens born abroad, and those born abroad of one citizen parent who has met U.S. residency requirements.

As to Rubio's eligibility, has any candidate for POTUS or VP ever been deemed ineligible under the NBC clause? Since federal law and enforcement have been all over the map on this it will take SCOTUS intervention for that to happen. Perhaps a Rubio pick would put this issue on the front burner for the libs and then we'd all be forced to address this issue for Rubio and Obama.

I think Fett's tongue was in his cheek.

Novaheart
03-22-2012, 02:34 PM
there have been a few questions on whether Rubio is eligible to be Pres due to when his parents came to the US and them not being citizens when he was born...:rolleyes::rolleyes:

Joking or not, it would be wild to see the errant Kim Wong Ark undone by DNC vs Rubio USSC supra ex post fatso.

fettpett
03-22-2012, 02:53 PM
I think Fett's tongue was in his cheek.

actually...no it wasn't...I'm serious, there are a lot of people that think he's not eligible, these two sites describe the reasoning. I don't agree thus the eye roll, but thats what the argument is

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2011/09/marco-rubio-eligible-for-president-or-vice-president-inquiring-minds-want-to-know/

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/multiple-instances-of-historical-scholarship-conclusively-establish-the-supreme-courts-holding-in-minor-v-happersett-as-standing-precedent-on-citizenship-obama-not-eligible/

fettpett
03-22-2012, 02:54 PM
Joking or not, it would be wild to see the errant Kim Wong Ark undone by DNC vs Rubio USSC supra ex post fatso.

actually the arguments are based ON Kim Wong Ark and Minor v. Happersett (http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0088_0162_ZS.html)

Arroyo_Doble
03-22-2012, 02:58 PM
actually...no it wasn't...I'm serious, there are a lot of people that think he's not eligible, these two sites describe the reasoning. I don't agree thus the eye roll, but thats what the argument is

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2011/09/marco-rubio-eligible-for-president-or-vice-president-inquiring-minds-want-to-know/

http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2011/10/09/multiple-instances-of-historical-scholarship-conclusively-establish-the-supreme-courts-holding-in-minor-v-happersett-as-standing-precedent-on-citizenship-obama-not-eligible/



I knew about the "controversy." I thought you were poking fun at it. Sorry.

fettpett
03-23-2012, 09:32 AM
I knew about the "controversy." I thought you were poking fun at it. Sorry.

oh, LOL, yes I was making fun of it. I think it's stupid