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Can Mitt Break the Veep Curse?

Vicki145 Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 10:20 AM
I think Rubio would be dynamite while bringing in the Hispanic vote, but does he qualify as a natural born American citizen? If he cannot meet the requirements, then we would be better off with someone along the lines of Bobby Jindal, the important factor being that the person is well qualified for the position and a strong conservative to add power to the ticket. Forget Condi Rice - being a pro-abort. that would only help to sink the ticket and this year we cannot take any chances in the quest to replace Obama if we hope to see America enduring through future generations.
WilsonB Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 12:29 PM
Rubio was born in Miami. Probably has better proof than Obama of citizenship. once people learn the facts of all the muckraking that has been done against him over the years.. he will look great. He has a couple things that opponents have tried to use against him but everything is pretty much explained or explainable I think he'd be a super choice! He's a sharp tool in the drawer - and SO much sharper than Biden! Who in their right mind could imagine a PRESIDENT Biden???
GRusling Wrote: Jul 13, 2012 10:58 AM
Simple fact... love him if you will but Rubio's NOT a Natural Born Citizen since NEITHER of his parents were yet citizens when he was born! They were working on citizenship and the facts of his birth qualify him as "Native Born" but not as Natural Born.

For most Americans, that probably won't matter, but for those of us who believe the Constitution is important and we need to follow it, it might be a deal breaker. A lot of conservatives might vote Libertarian if the Republican VP candidate was not qualified to become President.

Think Allen West for VP, or Paul Ryan...
Editors' note: a version of this column originally appeared at the Daily Beast.

As Mitt Romney ponders the most fateful decision of his presidential campaign, he must move decisively to break a dysfunctional habit that’s afflicted his party for a half century. Since the end of the Eisenhower era, Republican presidential candidates have compiled a far more troubled record than their Democratic counterparts when it comes to selecting effective running mates. To overcome that pattern, the Romney team should review the most successful and most embarrassing vice-presidential nominees in recent political history.

Any list of clumsy, ill-advised GOP selections...

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