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  •  I'd actually be surprised if the GOP picks him (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    There is actually some capability that the party could move even further downward in my estimation. I didn't care much for Romney or McCain, but they're both pretty accomplished guys with long resumes. Of course Romney was craven and McCain insane, but on paper at least, they seemed credible. Rubio's sole accomplishment is that he became friends with Jeb Bush. (Being Hispanic is not an accomplishment, he had no choice in that.) I suppose it's possible that party interest groups might let him put his name on a couple things so a Rubio Administration isn't utterly absurd as a proposition. I guess we'll see.

    •  I think Ryan and Rubio are bother weaker (4+ / 0-)

      candidates than the media makes them out to be. Members of Congress rarely make good presidential candidates; 2008 seemed to be the exception to that.

      And in 2016, it seems like there will be a decent field of GOP governors running for president. I can easily see Bobby Jindal pointing out he has actually enacted conservative policy in his state, rather than just talking about it like Ryan and Rubio.

      •  especially house members (1+ / 0-)
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        MichaelNY

        Its been like forever since a sitting congressman was elected to either Prez or Veep.

        I believe FDR's first VP, John N Garner, was the last one to do so. And he was not you typical member seeing as he was speaker. Heck after saying the job wasn't worth a bucket of piss, perhaps he should have stayed as speaker.

        "Unfortunately when the Republican party needs to be a big tent party it seems to me we are doing everything we can to become a pup tent party. " — Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling (R)

        by lordpet8 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 08:25:42 PM PST

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