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Friday Fun: Marco Rubio Wins CPAC Chicago VP Straw Poll

DickensCider Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 9:41 AM
Rubio is a brilliant choice. He'll really pull in all the Mexicans.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 10:11 AM
DickensCider Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 10:57 AM
Yes, it is stupid to mix up Cubans and Mexicans like the Republicans will do if they think Rubio will attract "the Hispanic" vote.
MacQ - Texas Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 11:13 AM
I think we like his solid policy posititons, his avowed patriotism, and his ability to articulate conservative ideas. Those are the reasons to put him on the ticket. His presence on the ticket wouldn't hurt with the hispanic vote, however.
PS: It's equally stupid to mix up ALL mexicans or ALL cubans.
James165 Wrote: Jun 09, 2012 4:28 PM
Except, Mac, that like so many politicians of Hispanic heritage, Rubio looks at illegal immigration through the eyes of the illegals and proposes stuff to help them. He does not consider the plight of Americans first -- those who have been already harmed by illegal immigration and those he will harm with his DREAM Acts (plural, he's done it before). And those would be American kids, who are trying to have their own dreams without having foreign nationals to compete with for college spaces or spaces in the military.

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...