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Friday Fun: Marco Rubio Wins CPAC Chicago VP Straw Poll

Dave262 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 9:20 AM
West has more appeal than people realize being a black, no nonsense, x-military, well spoken conservitive. I would like to see Huckabee also considered, his popularity has risen since he lost to McCain. I think most people realize he would have been a better pick than McCain and a much better president than Obummer.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 10:12 AM
With you on Huckabee. He's someone who can articulate conservative ideas without sounding extreme.
Love West, but he needs to stay where he is. We do not need a polarizing person on this ticket.
James165 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 4:25 PM
Both Huckabee and Rubio love illegal aliens more than Americans and their past records in their respective states show this. Allen West is head and shoulders above them. He is one of the few being considered who is squarely on the side of Americans on illegal immigration. How refreshing. And I like the way he says what he thinks and doesn't apologize for it. And most of his comments are those of a genuine conservative.
DickensCider Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 9:45 AM
except that West has that crazy gene that all Neoconservatives have. I'll give him credit though - he served whereas most Neoconservatives like Santorum and Cheney who are chickenhawks.
bibleman KJV Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 9:58 AM
crazy? No, he tell it like it is!
DickensCider Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 10:03 AM
West describes Democrats perfectly. The crazy gene part is when he tells us we can kill all the Muslims and that the terrorists are under our beds.
Earl29 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 11:06 AM
Gee, I must have missed him saying that. Excuse me while I go look under my bed.
Quick, call 911.

And the results are in.

If a gathering of conservatives near Chicago had their way, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

Rubio won the vice presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Rosemont, Illinois, Friday evening.

The first-term Republican senator won with 30% of the vote. Trailing him were New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 14%, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan at 9%, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul at 8%, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal at 7% and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum with 5%. Rubio did not attend the gathering. Four...