Erika Johnsen

More intellectually cheap liberal talking points, trying to paint conservative leaders' motivation to, you know -- find a solution to the legitimate problem of illegal immigration -- as something base and hateful.

Like many conservatives, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is wishing that Sen. Marco Rubio would consider becoming the GOP presidential nominee's running mate. It's a darn shame that the GOP's approbation for the young senator is so often chalked up to merely an endeavor to shift the loyalties of Latino voters -- while that's certainly a part of it, that's only because he so eloquently and brilliantly illustrates why such vitriolic liberal talking points are false.

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.

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