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ABC: Marco Rubio is not being vetted to be Mitt Romney's VP

From ABC's Jonathan Karl:

Even before the Republicans chose a presidential nominee it was widely assumed that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., would be at the top of anybody’s list of vice presidential candidates. The reasons are obvious: Not only is he young, charismatic and wildly popular with conservatives, but he could also help Republicans win a key state (Florida) and make inroads with Hispanics.

But knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.

Although it is possible that Rubio may yet be asked to go through the vetting process, it has been nearly two months since Romney named his long-time aide Beth Myers to run his vice presidential search. The fact that Rubio has not been asked to turn over any documents by now is a strong indication that he is not on Romney’s short list of potential running mates.

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R B Quinn

Rubio for Vice President ... of Absurdistan!

Juana Maria Garcia-Domenech

Marco Rubio has been the most inconsequential legislator we ever had. Lots of trips, lots of writing and lots of nothing of any import to the constituents.

John Doe

Rubio is trying WAY too hard to get that gig. He looks ridiculously desperate. He's a newbie with no track record of being anything but a brown-noser. Moderate Republicans are uncomfortable enough with having to settle for a presidential candidate that they don't like very much, and they're certainly not going to be happy with a Tea Party zealot like Rubio on the ticket for the veep job. Romney is fully aware that he needs a lot more help than Rubio can deliver. All that Rubio really had going for him was his Hispanic heritage, which some Republicans thought might encourage Hispanic Americans to vote for Romney. But Rubio just got upstaged BIG TIME by Obama's new immigration policy, so Rubio is no longer useful and I will agree that he's out.

Kevin S

Good, at least if enough stupid people come out to vote and Romney wins (and America looses) we won't have a corrupt Cuban a hole as VP


We already had plenty of stupid voters in 2008, how else do you think we have the incompetent president we have now?


Rubio's only semi-effort was the mini-DREAM ACT.
Obama beat him to the punch and, besides that, Rubio would have been roasted by the Tea Party who writes his checks.


Que sera, sera..................

A Cuban

Romney would be smart not to pick Rubio, he has too much baggage that would come out during the campaign. Picking Marco would be as big a mistake as the Republicans made in picking Sarah Palin, she cost them the election.


The same Marco Rubio? That Talks Big but Fails to Deliver?


Instead of telling us who is not being vetted, how about telling us who is being considered?

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