Romney: You’d better believe Marco Rubio’s being vetted for VP; Update: ABC stands by story

posted at 7:21 pm on June 19, 2012 by Allahpundit

Can’t go wrong bashing the media for an unhelpful story, but remember that it wasn’t just ABC’s sources who claimed that Rubio wasn’t being vetted. WaPo heard the same thing from an “outside advisor” to the campaign. Three possibilities. One: Rubio was being vetted but there are multiple people inside Romneyworld with enough of an axe to grind against him that they’ll happily lie to the media about it, even at the risk of damaging Romney. Two: The ABC/WaPo sources were honestly mistaken about whether he was being vetted, in which case I’d sure like to know what led them to get the impression that he wasn’t. Three: They were right. Rubio wasn’t being vetted, but thanks to the uproar today, he will be now. Which raises the possibility that the ABC/WaPo sources are actually fans of Rubio and wanted to force him onto Team Mitt’s radar by creating a public spectacle over this.

Actually, there’s a fourth possibility. As WaPo noted earlier, many candidates are being “vetted” in the sense that the campaign’s conducting a preliminary review of their background based on public information. Only the select few on the short list, however, have to fill out a lengthy questionnaire and provide financial documents. When Mitt says “thoroughly vetted,” does he mean the first sort of vetting or the second?

Mitt Romney makes it official: “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” he said today, hours after an ABC report said he was not being considered as Romney’s running-mate.

“There was a story that originated today apparently at ABC based upon reports of supposedly outside unnamed advisers of mine,” Romney said in Holland, Michigan. “I can’t imagine who such people are. But I can tell you this: they know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process. There are only two people in this country who know who are being vetted and who are not: And that’s Beth Myers and myself. And I know Beth well. She doesn’t talk to anybody. The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”

There are at least three people who know whether Rubio’s really being vetted — Romney, Myers, and Rubio himself. Has he confirmed that he’s been asked to fill out the questionnaire and provide financial statements apropos of a shortlister? All I’ve seen from him lately is the standard disclaimer that he doesn’t expect to be VP and a few polite demurrals about not wanting to comment on the process. If Romney gave him the green light to speak up, he could settle this in an instant.

Update: Jonathan Karl, who broke the Rubio news this morning for ABC, says Romney’s spinning after the fact.

First, I stand by my reporting. As of 9 a.m. this morning, Marco Rubio had not been asked by the Romney campaign to turn over any documents related to the vice presidential search. He had not been asked to fill out any questionnaires. If Romney was “thoroughly vetting” Rubio, he was doing it without Rubio’s knowledge…

It’s possible that Romney simply had not gotten around to asking Rubio for vetting materials, but his search process has been under way for more than two months…

I am told by several Republican sources that Romney came under intense pressure today from top Republicans who argued it was crazy to take Rubio out of consideration so early. Some argued for Rubio’s appeal as the party’s most effective and charismatic conservative voice. Some argued it is dumb politics to not consider the party’s top Hispanic conservative. It seems Romney, at least now, agrees.


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Good! Rubio will be a great VP!

BobScuba on June 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Option 5: Rombo is giving the lefties a wide range of potential names in an effort to head off their inevitable attacks for as long as possible.

Bishop on June 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Down twinkles to Rubio.

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Journolist 2 got it wrong…but what the heck. It seemed like a good story after BHO’s immigration coup…

d1carter on June 19, 2012 at 7:25 PM

The suspense is killing me.

cheetah2 on June 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

There are demonstrably no qualifications required to have the main job these days.

What are the ones they’ve made up for the VP slot?

CorporatePiggy on June 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

..keeping Obama on his toez..

The War Planner on June 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

obamney says that they are vetting candidates that are eligible and ineligible, including the not eligible rubio and jindal.

Mr. Sun on June 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

I like Rubio but he’s not ready to be second in line.

Key West Reader on June 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Someone at ABC could have wanted Mitt to confirm Rubio is being vetting. This made him talk about it.

WhatNot on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

No Thank you. Marco’s a panderer on amnesty.
Jindal please.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

No amnesty! No Rubio!

Pork-Chop on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Romney needs to pick someone for the teaparty/conservatives who are doubtful of Mr. RINO Romney.

Rubio used to be a favorite of us folks, but recently, not so much.

Pass.

Rebar on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Mr. Sun on June 19, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Sod off birther!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM

What are the ones they’ve made up for the VP slot?

CorporatePiggy on June 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

A newspaper clipping that is at least 35 years old.

pedestrian on June 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM

I like Rubio… and would love to see him on my TV as VP often.

But I don’t think he is qualified to be President.

And that is a problem.

I think it would be almost irresponsible to pick someone with as little experience as Rubio.

But if Romney is absolutely sure he is in excellent health and that his protection will keep the nuts from killing him… then sure Rubio would be great.

It is almost a waste of talent, however.

But hey… Romney will pick a good person. I’m sure of it.

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Allah, WaPo link is broken…

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Lucky us.

Mr. Arrogant on June 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Option 5: Rombo is giving the lefties a wide range of potential names in an effort to head off their inevitable attacks for as long as possible.

Bishop on June 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Good, make the proggies blow their oppo research budgets on a long list of possibles.

slickwillie2001 on June 19, 2012 at 7:31 PM

Someone in the campaign needs to shut Nicolle Wallace’s mouth. Her husband works for Mitt, unless he’s been ousted.

SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

The entire story could be made up for all we know. Rubio’s book came out today and he was out fundraising for Romney’s SuperPAC, sounds like somebody wanted to put a damper on his day and have the story be about his not being vetted for VP instead of talk about his book.

supernova on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

It looks like Steve Schmidt is Romney’s “out side” advisor..:)

idesign on June 19, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Three possibilities. One: Rubio was being vetted but there are multiple people inside Romneyworld with enough of an axe to grind against him that they’ll happily lie to the media about it

I wonder if anyone advising Romney is a double agent for Team Barry. Mighty auspicious timing for this Rubio rumor to drop immediately following Teh One’s immagration power grab.

Kataklysmic on June 19, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Heh! Good comparison on how Romney WH will deal with leaking! “My people know how to keep their mouths shut.”

starboardhelm on June 19, 2012 at 7:33 PM

Someone at ABC could have wanted Mitt to confirm Rubio is being vetting. This made him talk about it.

WhatNot on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Hmmmm.

Kataklysmic on June 19, 2012 at 7:34 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on June 19, 2012 at 7:29 PM

Did you see Jindal campaigning with Walker? He would be excellent at both selling Romney and taking it to Obama.

Romney/Jindal 2012

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:34 PM

You know there is going to be some need to do something about immigration while Republicans have the power to do it.

I haven’t studied what Rubio suggested–been too busy, but Republicans should learn the lessons of 2006.

If you refuse to confront problems like healthcare and immigration while you have the power, you get things like Obama’s last power grab and Obamacare.

If Republicans addressed the issues in a serious way… there would be no talking points for Obama to exploit.

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:35 PM

I don’t think Sen. Rubio is ready, but enough people like him that it might be seen as an insult not to consider him.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Rubio’s book came out today… ABC wanted to suppress sales.

If he’s not under consideration, why buy the book.

That is my take on motivation.

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Oh yeah!

annoyinglittletwerp on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Someone in the campaign needs to shut Nicolle Wallace’s mouth. Her husband works for Mitt, unless he’s been ousted.

SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Do you have any evidence that Mark Wallace either works for Romney or has worked for Romney?

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

i wish mitt kept with beth and I are the only ones who know and be done with it…now he’l get asked about future picks down the road…

cmsinaz on June 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

One: Rubio was being vetted but there are multiple people inside Romneyworld with enough of an axe to grind against him that they’ll happily lie to the media about it, even at the risk of damaging Romney.

Great, I was hoping that Wallace and Schmidt were enigmas instead of standard issue political hacks willing to do anything to get their way.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2012 at 7:38 PM

With all the talk that Obama’s move on illegal employment has “shored up” support among Hispanics, the fact is that today in both Gallup and Ras tracking polls he’s at 45%, a couple of points below where he was a week or so ago.

And while of course it’s unwise to read anything much into that, you would maybe think that if it was all that brilliant a political move we might see some national numbers going the other way by now.

bobs1196 on June 19, 2012 at 7:39 PM

but thanks to the uproar today

Where?

the_nile on June 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Message of the Day War 6/19/2012:
Obama 1
Romney 0

aquaviva on June 19, 2012 at 7:40 PM

effin’ A he better be….

i’d love to see this guy on the ticket.

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 7:41 PM

It is just possible that these socalled sources did not know what they were talking about.

Terrye on June 19, 2012 at 7:42 PM

Neither Rubio nor Romney have any obligation to “settle” anything.

It’s an old, old device. A news outlet prints a story. Then there’s an attempt to foist some obligation onto the story’s subject(s) to “clear up” whatever was said.

Nice try.

If an unequivocal statement from the candidate himself isn’t good enough, tough. There is no requirement that a candidate for office divulge to the media what their campaign is up to.

IndieDogg on June 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Someone in the campaign needs to shut Nicolle Wallace’s mouth. Her husband works for Mitt, unless he’s been ousted.
SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Here we go again with the Hot Air Tabloid Rumor Mill. He worked for John McCain, not Romney. Among other things he did for McCain, he helped Palin prepare for debates. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of the Tigris Financial Group.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM

The biggest laugh for the left would be if Rubio was selected for vp as a bald pander to Latinos, but we still got no more than a quarter of the Hispanic vote. Don’t let us become a laughing stock in that way for clearly underexperienced Rubio.

Also, Rubio, too unambiguously a neocon, was too fast to offer unconditional support of Obama’s Libya mission. An exceprt from a comment on another blog that showed the horrendous nature of our support of our enemy in Libya:

[Last year] the whole world saw, and every decent soul recoiled, at the true face of NATO’s answer to the Arab Spring. An elderly, helpless prisoner [Gaddafi] struggled to maintain his dignity in a screaming swirl of savages… [who did things too savage to report here, or even to link to]

anotherJoe on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Rebar on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Rebar…you responded to my post on immigration earlier, and regrettably I didn’t have time to post an answer.

I think right now we have about 1.2M or so legal immigrants per year…which is very modest compared to 300M.

Here’s my general argument…those who uproot and go to another country to live i believe tend to skew toward intelligence, ambition, and freedom. So generally the people arriving here will tend to make more of a contribution that say…well, some of our own ‘slackers’.

Obviously the contra-argument is that, yes that may have been true once…but now with a highly developed welfare state, the motivation can include just plain old greed

well, maybe that’s what we need to fix. At any rate, i think rates of 1 percent immigration (legal) per year would be better.

One of the thing Steyn has been writing about forever is the low birth rates of western countries. We are in much better shape that say Japan..or some of the european countries. Successful countries grow..they don’t shrink. (obviously abortion figures in here also)

so that’s my general take…more legal immigration…more assimilation, better future (btw, you can tell, i’m no leftist because assimilation is key)

r keller on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Do you have any evidence that Mark Wallace either works for Romney or has worked for Romney?

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

ddrintn and other bitter clingers are a likely source for his unvetted info.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

First, I stand by my reporting.

Well, that settles that.

Axe on June 19, 2012 at 7:46 PM

hell, keep them guessing anyway.

Wagthatdog on June 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

I thought we already had a path to citizenship

tomas on June 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

No Thank you. Marco’s a panderer on amnesty.
Jindal please.

annoyinglittletwerp on June 19, 2012 at 7:28 PM

+1

We need American leaders, not hyphenated-American leaders.

bw222 on June 19, 2012 at 7:48 PM

I thought we already had a path to citizenship

tomas on June 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

It’s racist.

Axe on June 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

*/

Axe on June 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I am on the short list, too. I have all of my documents waiting, but they haven’t asked for them yet.

tdarrington on June 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I am told by several Republican sources that Romney came under intense pressure today from top Republicans who argued it was crazy to take Rubio out of consideration so early. Some argued for Rubio’s appeal as the party’s most effective and charismatic conservative voice. Some argued it is dumb politics to not consider the party’s top Hispanic conservative. It seems Romney, at least now, agrees.

Oh , Jeb Bush, just say it.

the_nile on June 19, 2012 at 7:49 PM

I am told by several Republican sources that Romney came under intense pressure today from top Republicans who argued it was crazy to take Rubio out of consideration so early.

Jeb’s people, Krauthammer, and Rove, no doubt.

RedRedRice on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

ABC stands by it heard a rumour… that Romney himself has said is not true.

Isn’t that how the media works?

No matter the truth, they know they are right darn it!

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

ddrintn and other bitter clingers are a likely source for his unvetted info.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Indeed. You know people are desperate when they just start making stuff up.

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

…I would like the Rube to raise a little cane in the Senate for a while first please!…we have had senate sissy boys for too long…I would like someone there that could learn to b!tch slap some of them into shape. Give me Jindal for VP!

KOOLAID2 on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Do you have any evidence that Mark Wallace either works for Romney or has worked for Romney?

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

I read it on here, but apparently I was wrong.

Here we go again with the Hot Air Tabloid Rumor Mill. He worked for John McCain, not Romney. Among other things he did for McCain, he helped Palin prepare for debates. He is presently the Chief Executive Officer of the Tigris Financial Group.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I stand corrected, but will no issue a formal retraction.

SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

I would assume there are different degrees of vetting.

I like Rubio but if his name was Adam Smith first term senator-just 2 years-from florida he would not be considered.

gerrym51 on June 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

I stand corrected, but will no issue a formal retraction.

SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

No worries.

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:51 PM

Some argued it is dumb politics to not consider the party’s top Hispanic conservative. It seems Romney, at least now, agrees.

right..i call BS. it could be as simple as team Romney wanting to talk about Rubio…and putting fake ‘news’ out…or, more likely, a Steve Schmidt type mole that will probably be causing trouble until November.

r keller on June 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

Only one presidential candidate has abused alcohol, dope & cocaine – by his own admission. Would you want him to drive your daughter home after babysitting?

BHO Jonestown on June 19, 2012 at 7:52 PM

I don’t think anything ABC news stands by is reliable.

All Barack Channel

Key West Reader on June 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Are we not missing something? Didn’t Rubio already say he would say “no” to being VP? Or that he wouldn’t be the VP? Why would you vet someone who said that?

Zaggs on June 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Hey, Jonathan Karl stands by his reporting! Nothing to see here, move along…

I’m curious as to why the media was so interested in the fact that perhaps Rubio wasn’t being vetted. So what? What is their rooting interest in this, beyond just trying to stir the pot on the GOP side?

changer1701 on June 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

I thought we already had a path to citizenship

tomas on June 19, 2012 at 7:47 PM

We do and it works. It’s annoying, expensive, and lengthy, but it does work.

There are many caveats though. The biggest one is you cannot be a criminal.

Harsh I know. Something about the rule of law and sovereignty. You know…racist stuff.

CorporatePiggy on June 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

stand corrected, but will no issue a formal retraction.
SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

Ah, the old Andrea Mitchell ploy, eh:)

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

not to push another site but race42012.com had a lenghty piece yesterday from a source that has been correct in the past about all things Romney.

He insists it’s Pawlenty.

gerrym51 on June 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

I hear Obama on the TV… did he say anything?

All I hear is blah blah blah blah…

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Are we not missing something? Didn’t Rubio already say he would say “no” to being VP? Or that he wouldn’t be the VP? Why would you vet someone who said that?

Zaggs on June 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

They all say that.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Update: ABC stands by story

WTH? ABC can’t take yes for an answer?

Dr Evil on June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

I don’t think Sen. Rubio is ready, but enough people like him that it might be seen as an insult not to consider him.

Cindy Munford on June 19, 2012 at 7:36 PM

Sure, this guy is ready but Sarah was not ready? Right..she never did anything before being called for VP. Everybody knows that. /s

American Dream 246 on June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Good! Rubio will be a great VP!

BobScuba on June 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Who don’t need someone who supports amnesty.

LevinFan on June 19, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Ah, the old Andrea Mitchell ploy, eh:)

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:55 PM

:-D

SouthernGent on June 19, 2012 at 7:58 PM

ddrintn and other bitter clingers are a likely source for his unvetted info.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Indeed. You know people are desperate when they just start making stuff up.

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

As you agree with and quote someone who just made something up.

besser tot als rot on June 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I’m left wondering tho if picking Rubio as a running mate is smart, or stupid. McCain went with an ardent conservative in Palin…and Rubio certainly qualifies as the same. If Mitt wants him, his team should be vetting the heck out of him…or the Democrats will.

We absolutely do need some “path to citizenship”…anything short of a search and deport for every illegal, is “amnesty”.

JetBoy on June 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Or not…

NickDeringer on June 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

Romney better blow that dog whistle harder. Going to be a lot of disappointment

Flapjackmaka on June 19, 2012 at 8:00 PM

Option 5: Rombo is giving the lefties a wide range of potential names in an effort to head off their inevitable attacks for as long as possible.

Bishop on June 19, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Not too shabby strategy…

jimver on June 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I hear Obama on the TV… did he say anything?

All I hear is blah blah blah blah…

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Yeah, but you need to see him. He’s in Mexico trolling for more voters sporting a mustache! Es muy macho, el presidente!

ROCnPhilly on June 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

I don’t have an issue with Rubio being VP. Given that Obama just played politics with immigration in order to shore up Latino votes, I think it would be a wise move and here’s why:

Rubio’s plan isn’t perfect, but it *is* a plan.

Additionally, leftists HATE Cuban immigrants and Americans of Cuban heritage. Why? Lots of them remember or were raised by folks who remember the horror, poverty, and oppression of Castro’s communism and many of them can see the warning signs here in our nation. Nothing else would further damage Obama than having the liberals reveal that hatred of Cubans.

I think Rubio, or Ryan, would be wise choices for Romney.

englishqueen01 on June 19, 2012 at 8:01 PM

“First” he stands by is reporting. Fine. I looked for the ‘Second’ that should logically follow, but didn’t find it.

This guy reports for ABC, so when he asserts that Rubio is “the party’s most charismatic and effective conservative voice”, forgive me if I’m skeptical. Surely that’s a very subjective assessment even for a party insider, much less an ABC reporter.

IF anyone is pushing for Rubio to be kept in ‘consideration’ perhaps Jonathan Karl would be better off naming a few names, rather than making vague references to ‘several Republican sources’.

Its simple enough to settle the issue. Mitt has done so. If Romney says Rubio’s being vetted, he is. The extent and depth of that process is entirely up to the Romney campaign.

thatsafactjack on June 19, 2012 at 8:02 PM

The suspense is killing me.

cheetah2 on June 19, 2012 at 7:26 PM

Me too. However, I think we’ll have at least a full month longer to cool our heels.

My wish list: Christie, Ryan, Rubio and Jindal in that order.

MJBrutus on June 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

besser tot als rot on June 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

The irony always escapes some. ; )

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 8:03 PM

Rubio has denied the vp spot multiple times. Why you want him as a vp candidate i dont understand. He can be a great candidate for 2016

Flapjackmaka on June 19, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Allah, WaPo link is broken…

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Buy Danish:Try this one:)
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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/06/marco-rubio-not-being-vetted-to-be-mitt-romneys-running-mate/

canopfor on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

The entire story could be made up for all we know. Rubio’s book came out today and he was out fundraising for Romney’s SuperPAC, sounds like somebody wanted to put a damper on his day and have the story be about his not being vetted for VP instead of talk about his book.

supernova on June 19, 2012 at 7:32 PM

THIS.
As to ABC “standing by it’s reporting” — um, the LSM has already proved how much faith we should have in their “reporting.”

Dark Star on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

petunia on June 19, 2012 at 7:50 PM

They’re all Dan Rather now! Fake but accurate.

MJBrutus on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

OT: listening to dear leader…man he takes 5 minutes to answer one bloody question…

cmsinaz on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

ddrintn and other bitter clingers are a likely source for his unvetted info.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

You tell ‘em, Sell Swedish!

steebo77 on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

Hey, Jonathan Karl stands by his reporting! Nothing to see here, move along…

I’m curious as to why the media was so interested in the fact that perhaps Rubio wasn’t being vetted. So what? What is their rooting interest in this, beyond just trying to stir the pot on the GOP side?

changer1701 on June 19, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Divide et impera…stir the pot a little for the Pubs, create some dissension in there, typical bammy media minion diversion..

jimver on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

OT: listening to dear leader…man he takes 5 minutes to answer one bloody question…

cmsinaz on June 19, 2012 at 8:06 PM

“I would point out…that…ehhh…traditionally…we have…had…a…desire…to…desire to…ehhhhh….uhhhh…ehhh….”

steebo77 on June 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

steebo77 on June 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

And Spain’s pain is all the fault of those evil real estate speculators. Of course! How did we all miss that?

/s

MJBrutus on June 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Jindal, ryan, martinez….martinez ain’t gonna happen thiugh, she seems really adamant that she doesn’t want it or consider it…

jimver on June 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

steebo77 on June 19, 2012 at 8:07 PM

exactamundo

cmsinaz on June 19, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Meanwhile…..at USA Today!!

Jun 19, 2012
Romney says Rubio is being vetted for VP
Updated 6:17 p.m. ET
*********************

Mitt Romney told reporters in Michigan that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is being looked at as his possible running mate, adding that a news story out today about the Tea Party favorite not being vetted was “entirely false.”

“Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process,” Romney said during a campaign stop in Holland, Mich.

ABC News reported this morning that the freshman senator was not being vetted to be Mitt Romney’s running mate.

The report cited “knowledgeable sources.”

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/06/marco-rubio-vice-president-/1#.T-EUO5E_da9

canopfor on June 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

As you agree with and quote someone who just made something up.

besser tot als rot on June 19, 2012 at 7:59 PM

He didn’t make anything up because many Palin supporters have said this in the past. I remember asking them to provide evidence as well and they never did.

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

PBHO says that changing market psychology is very difficult. I suppose it is hard to make those schmucks understand that they must forget about profits and learn to adore their overlord and obey his every whim.

MJBrutus on June 19, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Rubio gave Obama the DREAM advantage. He can’t take it back and his worth has been diminished. It’s but one minus for the kid.

Schadenfreude on June 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

ddrintn and other bitter clingers are a likely source for his unvetted info.

Buy Danish on June 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Epic! :)… funniest post of the thread :)…

jimver on June 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

GOPRanknFile on June 19, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Why the bloody hell is anyone still talking about that woman?

MJBrutus on June 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM

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