Rubio says no to VP nod

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Oct 5, 2011.


    Rubio shuts door on VP nod

    10/5/11 8:19 PM EDT

    The AP:

    Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says he's not going to be the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012 because he's focused on being a U.S. senator.

    Speaking at a political forum in Washington, Rubio said flatly: "I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee." He then repeated himself.

    Rubio said he didn't run for the Senate "to have a launching pad for another job."

    The Cuban-American Rubio had been seen as a potential draw for the critical Hispanic vote.

    It's important to bear in mind that politicians make all kinds of declarations that they then revisit - Rick Perry wasn't running, Haley Barbour probably was - in the name of service. But that line about the Senate as a launchpad is a bit hard to walk back.

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  2. Would have been a big mistake,non Cuban Hispanics hate Rubio (Many Cubans do too)and blacks hate Cain