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Marco Rubio on Mitt Romney's VP pick: "He's going to make a great choice"

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. was interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley for an episode of State of the Union airing today. Here are some excerpts:

Jeb Bush - your mentor, your colleague - says he really hopes if Mitt Romney comes to you and asks you 'I want you to be vice president,' that you would say yes.

RUBIO: Well that's very nice of Jeb, I hope he'll say yes if future President Romney asks him. You know-

CROWLEY: And he in fact indicated he'd certainly look at it.

RUBIO: Yeah, well that's good because I think he'd be a fantastic vice president. But let me just say this about the vice presidential process. Up to now it's all been theoretical, we have a nominee now, and our nominee, Mitt Romney, the leader of the Republican Party, has a vice presidential process in place. And I think from this point moving forward, I think it'd be wise for all Republicans to kind of respect that process, myself included, and say moving forward, we're going to let his process play itself out. He's been a great decision maker throughout his career in both the private sector and in politics and he's going to make a great choice.

CROWLEY: Sorry, do you still stand by 'I wouldn't accept it if he offered it?'

RUBIO: Yeah, I'm not even going to discuss the process anymore. I'm going to be respectful of the process he's put in place. And I think that's-

CROWLEY: That's kind of different though, than what you said before.

RUBIO: No, it's the same. I think the fairness in it is that he now has a real process in place. He has folks that he's hired and has asked to go through a vice presidential process. The last thing he needs are those of us in the peanut gallery to be saying what we would or would not do. So, here's what I know: I know that Mitt Romney's going to make a great choice for vice president. And I know Mitt Romney's going to make a great president for this country.


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joe blow

and we thought watching the Sarah Palin freak show meltdown was fun!
watching the national news media rip Little Marco to shreds will be hysterical!
the no show jobs for family and relatives. Marco's hundreds of thousands of charges to his RPOF AMEX card. Marco's phony FIU $75K per year professorship, his sponsorship of the Taj Majal court of appeal.
I suspect Jim Greer is feeling pretty good about his chances right now!

George Fuller

Rubio is not qualified to serve as Prez or VP.......both parents have to be U.S. Citizens at birth......

Rubio's parents were Cuban Refugees when he was born...so at birth he was probably a Cuban citizen as well....

west coast guy

No no, George. Both grandparents have to have come over on the Mayflower. Otherwise, the grandson isn't really a citizen.


I'm so glad that I'm not just voting against Obama this time around, but that we have likely the best presidential candidate of our time to vote for! Mitt Romney would make an awesome president if elected, and I'm sure that whoever he picks will be fine for VP.

Personally, I would love to see Condaleeza Rice as VP. It certainly would remove the race card from the equation all together, and I can think of nobody brighter, more qualified on foreign policy and international relations, and with no interest in personal political gain. I know Mitt Romney has put some very lofty qualifications on his requirement list. Regardless of who he selects, I'm sure it will be a solid choice.

buckeye one

I think you've had too much sugar intake and it's squeezing your brain cells too hard.

James Madison

Andrew Jackson's parents were born in Ireland. So enough of the stupid birther stuff.

Natural Born means you were born on American soil, not naturalized from another country.

Enough is enough.

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