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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #231
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Macfury, an interesting bit of info re Rubio's maternal grandfather. The story appears in a forthcoming and unauthorized biography of the senator by Manuel Roig-Franzia of the Washington Post.

"Rubio was born to Cuban exiles in Miami in 1971, and so he's automatically a U.S. citizen. But, according to excerpts from the book, which is due out in June, his grandfather, Pedro Victor Garcia, entered the United States without a visa in 1962 and spent the next few years in legal limbo while pleading for leniency from U.S. immigration officials. Finally, Garcia was ordered to leave the United States."


Why Marco Rubio can't save the GOP - CNN.com
I don't see this as particularly relevant--at least in my assessment of what Rubio brings to the ticket. I see Rubio as a solid fiscal conservative and enough of a social conservative to placate TEA Party voters. I hadn't though of his appeal as primarily Hispanic.
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Old Apr 26th, 2012, 02:45 PM   #232
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I don't see this as particularly relevant--at least in my assessment of what Rubio brings to the ticket. I see Rubio as a solid fiscal conservative and enough of a social conservative to placate TEA Party voters. I hadn't though of his appeal as primarily Hispanic.
I would tend to agree, Macfury. Still, it might prove difficult if they take a hard line on illegal immigrants. I would not want to see this as an issue. I am just passing on the item. If he was a VP pick, the lines would be drawn even clearer between Pres. Obama and VP Biden, and Romney and Rubio. We shall see.
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Macfury, an interesting article in praise of the loyalty of Ron Paul's supports. I felt the same way about Gene McCarthy back in 1968.

For Paul's true believers, a study in American optimism - CNN.com
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for any Game of Thrones / US politics fans, i thought this was quite amusing :

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Old Apr 29th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #236
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the whitehouse correspondence dinner 2012

Obama opens....

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Let's hope that Pres. Obama is able to do this "gig" for the next four years. We shall see.
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Let's hope that Pres. Obama is able to do this "gig" for the next four years.
agreed.

i'm not sure what would be more painful to watch. Watching Romney run the US further into the ground, or watching Romney trying to be funny at the correspondents dinner.

**shudder**
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agreed.

i'm not sure what would be more painful to watch. Watching Romney run the US further into the ground, or watching Romney trying to be funny at the correspondents dinner.

**shudder**
Well, i-rui, I would rather see Romney trying to be funny than him trying to run the country with the Tea Party and social conservatives calling the shots for him. I would rather see Pres. Obama re-elected and have him get the US back on track. We shall see.
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So much for a Ron Paul third-party bid.

(CNN) Former GOP presidential candidate Gary Johnson won and accepted the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party on Saturday, which his campaign said earns him a spot on November ballots in all 50 states.

Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico and business owner, won the nomination with more than 70% of the vote at the party convention in Las Vegas. He entered the Libertarian primary race after dropping his 2012 Republican bid in late December.
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