Marco Rubio…..early but promising days

I thought THIS STORY and VIDEO was something we all should see.

Hear/read him talk about the horrible, nasty remarks Harry Reid recently made.  I like the way he handles things.  See what he says about attending a gay marriage.  See what Marco Rubio says about the growing deficit, child tax credit, and other things………..it’s worth it;  well worth it.

I didn’t expect to like him so much, but every time I see him, I’m more and more impressed.

Do yourself a favor and watch or read the article in my link.   Let me know what you think.

By the way….check this out;   imagine a debate?:

marco rubiohillary picture

 I like the visual…….

Z

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39 Responses to Marco Rubio…..early but promising days

  1. geeez2014 says:

    Off topic, I have the misfortune to have Obama and the Italian PM on the TV across the hall….it’s so embarrassing to hear Obama tout his decisions “Some thing this is wrong, but I FEEL I’m doing the right thing…” “Some say the economy was bad, but we did THIS, THAT, and the OTHER THING”..(all questionable, of course)

    He is so thin skinned and it’s rough to hear him infer shots at the Republicans for not accepting what he apparently thinks is his utter brilliance… They don’t matter…HE has decided.

    I don’t remember hearing both Bushes and Clinton say “I” as much as we hear Obama use it, by the way. “I”, not “my cabinet” and “I”, not “MY team”… no… I I I I

    ALSO: Please, Presidents…don’t call prime ministers “MATTEO”….It’s PRIME MINISTER RENZI …. no matter how chummy you happen to be with them. Present them to the American public properly.
    SO embarrassing. Would he have a press. conf. with Queen Elizabeth and say “Elizabeth and I…”?
    Probably.

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  2. geeez2014 says:

    OH, my gosh…I have to go in and change the channel; I can’t take it anymore.
    “I heard some in Congress….suggest the deal isn’t a good one” But “If it is perceived that we walked away from this negotiation with Iran..”
    See, there’s NO OTHER WAY of looking at things because HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT.
    And the Iranians, apparently, call the shots with us.

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  3. silverfiddle says:

    Rubio is the most skilled politician and the best communicator in the race. He’s a hard worker, does his homeowork, and is good at thinking on his feet. He overcame the ridiculous water bottle incident with some easy humor, and he wasn’t afraid to back out and repudiate his immigration reform efforts when leftwing kook democrats hijacked it.

    He could end up being the man to beat, but it will depend on whether Jebediah Bush has hoovered all the money out of the big donons’ pockets.

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  4. silverfiddle says:

    Forgot to add: I think Rubio is the only GOP candidate (including Bush and others who have not yet officially announced) who can beat sHillary.

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  5. geeez2014 says:

    SF: I’m glad to hear you say that. I completely agree about Bush’s money AND beating Hillary.
    COMPLETELY.
    He articulates well, he doesn’t seem to be thin skinned (even when they’re not obviously that way, they can come off that way if it’s in their nature, and it’s a turn off), and he is ON the main subjects of the day. Thanks for weighing in.

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  6. You know, Z, I believe not only the Italiians but the world knows what a fake our president is, but it DOES show how stupid we are for electing him……..TWICE! Therein lies the embarrassment. The good news? No matter who we elect in 2016, we will have improved our image. The exception? Hillary. But like I’ve said all along, she hasn’t got a chance. Too much excess baggage and no accomplishments to her credit. I like any of those who are throwing their hats in the GOP ring.

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  7. Mustang says:

    Rubio knows what difference it makes. As usual, I agree with SF’s comments.

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  8. Mustang says:

    @Mal

    I agree we are stupid for electing Obama in 2008; I think he and his political insurgents stole the election in 2012. It is why we never heard much from Axelrod for three years. Of course, Obama can deny this twelve ways from Sunday because states control general elections. Look around at the states Obama carried and ask yourself, was a free and fair election in these states even possible? And, of course, it helps to throw into the garbage, all absentee ballots from American service men and women serving overseas. I think the word for this is “corrupt.” If there is anything I do not understand, it is the American people’s acceptance of this deeply putrid corruption.

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  9. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang, did you come up with THIS? “Rubio knows what difference it makes” ??
    I’m thinking it’s a GREAT comeback to Hillary’s “What difference does it make?” and, if so….WOW, it’s fabulous.

    Do you guys think his age will be a problem? I believe Kennedy was 2 years younger (44) than Rubio would be (46?) if elected….just curious about this. And his height.
    I don’t think it’s an “Americans are stupid for caring about looks” thing with height; it’s just a known fact that tall men have been elected WAAAAy more than those of shorter stature. I suppose it makes men look more POWERFUL, more PRESIDENTIAL?
    Anyway, sadly, it does count. I believe Rubio’s 5’10”.

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  10. silverfiddle says:

    Z: Your concern about height is valid. Unfortunately, such superficial qualities matter. For that reason, although he is my favorite, Rand Paul will never get elected: Weird hair, too short, thin speaking voice.

    Rubio’s voice is also a little weak, and that will bear against him.

    Mal: Not trying to pick a fight, but Hillary is the odds-on favorite. Remember, this is the nation that elected Obama not just once, but twice.

    Hillary is like an old battleship, hull, rusted and scarred with battle wounds, but somehow she stays afloat.

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    SF..no way for Rand Paul… and yes, Rubio’s voice is weak.

    Hillary gets worst by the minute with me and she started at rock bottom

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  12. Imp says:

    Kennedy was 43 when elected…born May 1917.

    Imagine a Rubio / Bush hookup….Bush the VP. Think these two Floridians might be able to redeem our reputation for having a yenta schmear eating toad like DWS?

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  13. geeez2014 says:

    Imp…right….he was 44 when he took office and Rubio will be 46.
    Yes yes, we know they’re Floridians! 🙂 Congratulations! But, no…nobody makes up for Floridian Debbie WasserPERSON Schultz!!

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  14. Imp says:

    @Z..I knew it…we’re forever doomed and cursed due to the likes of Ms. Onion Breath. But..it’s only south FlaDuh….where one really needs a passport to enter. Or a walker.

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  15. Baysider says:

    I like Rubio a lot. A word of caution, though: statistically, presidents who are elected at this ‘young’ age don’t fare well, though. The IBD ran a series in 2008 on the Importance of Age and Experience. They covered Truman, Kennedy, Carter, Clinton and Reagan. “A presidential candidate with an extra 15 or 20 years of practical executive experience over his opponent has an irreplaceable advantage. With that experience comes greater wisdom, better judgment and fewer serious mistakes, particularly in the critically complex and dangerous decisions involving national security and foreign policy.”

    Overconfidence, inexperience, and immature judgment unseasoned by experience cratered the records of the younger ones. A possible exception to this ‘rule’ could be Bobby Jindal. He has an amazing record as an accomplished executive, and that long before he landed in the governor’s office. At 24, he turned around the Louisiana state medicaid program – 40% of the state’s budget – from bankruptcy to running surpluses.

    We have a lot of people who will be seasoned in 4 years. Then there’s always the hand behind the curtain.

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  16. Baysider says:

    As for Kennedy, at 44, in his first year in office he managed to 1) green light an invasion of Cuba without naval or air support; 2) engineer a meeting with Khrushchev in which the commie leader “handed me my head on a platter” (Kennedy’s own words) and emboldened the USSR to put up the Berlin Wall, missiles in Cuba (NOW Kennedy sends the navy to Cuba) and ‘encouraged’ them to down-valuate any fear of Russia helping to hot up the war in Vietnam.

    BUT … with his celebrity halo, glamorous wife, preternatural confidence (some from drugs, we now know) and a father stuffing Illinois wallets with walking around money he sailed into the oval office.

    He was tried, assessed and found wanting. We have the good legacy of his tax cuts, but on the whole “Kennedy’s relative youth and inexperience led to a number of failures, particularly in foreign policy. Kennedy himself seemed to acknowledge this. When asked how he viewed his job as president, he replied that it was harder than he thought it would be.”

    At least he was an American true to his country, with the desire to protect and defend our nation and our interests. Which Hildebeast is NOT.

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider, sadly, we’re all too keenly aware of his youth….Yes, experience certainly helps.

    Jindal’s not much better than Rubio, in my opinion, but…who knows?

    I think Rubio’s done a lot for his young age, and is probably even more up on the issues than what I’ve heard from Jindal.
    Thankfully, I think Rubio or Jindal are smart enough to gather good people around them; or the GOP will see to that (GOD FORBID).
    here’s hoping.
    And, I’m not touting Rubio here…just saying that every single time I hear him lately, he’s better and better.

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  18. Imp says:

    @Bay…excellent synopsis of Kennedy…..it was the glamour and the family mystique that hid his real and many faults. And he too was an author before he became POTUS…..and one more item….he and Bobby didn’t want to touch the Civil Rights issue with a 10 foot pole. He steered around it and ignored it. Bobby was more focused on the Unions / Hoffa and covering his brothers sexual trysts and escapades….Monroe and the Mafia moll. Which are now legendary. JFK had the PT109 hero tale to ride on even though Nixon was a Naval Officer at one time too. Kennedy was the 1st President swept into office by TV. Nixon was way more experienced…..but Kennedy had charisma and looks. Which alone is a terrible way or reason to elect a President. We are, unfortunately a very superficial people. Mario…is squeaky clean…that might not matter though.

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  19. Mustang, O stole the 2012 election, indeed! I remember dead people had voted; politicians voting for Romney but the ticket showing Obama, etc. I believe he stole the 2nd one, too, but does the rest of the world know that? Probably not. Ergo, “we voted for him twice” in their eyes.
    Silverfiddle, I don’t care what the polls show, Hillary is no longer that popular with the left. They showed that in 2014 on their votes for Congress. I believe the same will happen in 2016 if she runs. The Dems would be wise to put someone else up instead. Lets hope they don’t! The more she opens her mouth, the more she will disconnect herself from them.

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  20. Baysider says:

    Imp, you may find it interesting that people who WATCHED the Nixon Kennedy debates thought Kennedy won. People who LISTENED to them thought Nixon won.

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  21. Baysider says:

    Z, I’m not so much pushing Jindal as pointing out there may be exceptions to the too-young-to-be-president rule. U.S. senators tend to fall into this category if they have never been an executive, IMHO.

    Our first presidents were men in their late 50’s – in an age when they had already outlived the average lifespan of the time. And they had certainly earned a bucket of experience credits through a two wars, negotiations for peace, and dealing with European political chicanery.

    @Imp – one more. The civil rights issue. Yes, the brothers carefully sidestepped that as best they could. They NEEDED those southern votes once in the WH. BUT, when King was in the jail DURING THE CAMPAIGN and facing a hard labor term Bobby got down to the judge and got him released. King’s FATHER, switched his endorsement from Nixon to Kennedy and promised he’d deliver a suitcase of black votes to Mr. Kennedy because of it. Timing is everything. The Republicans were clueless and should have been there instead!

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  22. I’m late to the party, but Rubio’s youth is what allowed him to be sucked in to the Gang of Eight, I believe. Too easily swayed.
    The other day I heard a number of callers speak of his charisma.
    Sounded almost supernatural.
    Is everyone getting bewitched by his charisma?

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  23. Baysider says:

    I often helps to have ‘lived through this before’ once or twice when the pied piper comes knocking. That’s experience at work.

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  24. geeez2014 says:

    Ed, I think nobody here is “bewitched” by his charisma.

    I think we all see something in Rubio; know he’s very smart, well educated, and can articulate much of what we’d feared no Republican could properly articulate. He’s very well spoken and bright and confident. Let’s not write him off for others thinking he has charisma. He is an attractive candidate.

    Baysider…did you SEE Nixon on TV? 🙂 MUCh has been said about that seaty 5:00 shadow, hasn’t it! Poor guy. And, let’s face it, JFK was way better looking and that appealed; that and his daddy’s money didn’t hurt$$ 🙂
    I can repeat myself in saying that I know experience and age are better than inexperienced youth.
    And I’m still saying Rubio’s a very attractive candidate….I’d not NOT vote for someone who wasn’t ‘old enough’.. Again, as I said above, I’d hope to heck that whoever I voted for would have the good sense to pick wise, experienced people around him.

    I have a long way to go before I’d actually promote Rubio. But, as I’ve said a couple of times above, he opens his mouth, and it’s bright and savvy and spot on to what we need to hear…or I DO, anyway.

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  25. Baysider says:

    Yes, I saw Nixon on TV and remember well. Especially in black and white. Whoo! He was 50 years ahead of his time, wasn’t he? Now they WANT to look that way.

    As for ‘caring about looks” Franklin Pierce and Warren Harding both ‘looked’ presidential. We know Harding. It’s been said that “Franklin Pierce had little business being President, but in a nation fragmenting over slavery, only a bland, affable political lightweight was palatable to the electorate.” Or, as one blogger put it: “There are bad presidents. Then there is Franklin Pierce.” Hmmm, kinda sounds like the current one.

    I know about Pierce, so I’ve often said that Obama has relieved Jimmy Carter and FP.

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  26. geeez2014 says:

    Baysider; that’s a good point; they DO want to look like that!

    And NO! I’m not saying we SHOULD ‘care about looks,’ just saying that’s the way it is.
    Again, I wouldn’t NOT vote for someone who’s good looking …heck, I think Romney’s pretty handsome and tall, and I voted for him!

    Just saying I like what I see in Rubio more than I thought I would……he’s a very quick learner because he seems to be much more on top of things than he was at first blush of hinting at running.

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  27. Imp says:

    Ya know…hell…if looks don’t count then I’d vote for Kid…..forget that he looks like California’s last grape crop.

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  28. I wasn’t implying anyone here was “bewitched”, but the people I heard on the radio were not talking about his politics or views, it was his charm.

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  29. geeez2014 says:

    Imp; That’s MEAN (and FUNNY!)

    Ed; After Obama, and considering Hillary, is ‘charm’ such a bad thing? ..all I can say is that I think Rubio’s growing in leaps and bounds between every time I hear him and, compared to Obama, he is SO much brighter and less thin skinned (like when he dealt with the water drinking incident, or other accusations..) that it’s a breath of fresh air. Maybe that’s a bit ‘charming’. If it is, I’m for it 🙂

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  30. Baysider says:

    Good point about charm, Z.

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  31. lisa says:

    Z I heard Obama with the Italian PM . you hit the nail on the head with “infer shots at the Republicans for not accepting what he apparently thinks is his utter brilliance… ”
    Did you also hear him take credit for bailing out the banks when that was Bush?
    Rubio is very impressive and well spoken. I like him alot too. Harry Reid is such a miserable old coot. What a cold wet fish he is. He will not be missed

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  32. geeez2014 says:

    I think the Republicans are going to need everything they can get in a candidate………

    Imagine losing to someone like HILLARY though?

    As Mustang likes to say … then we just have to realize what kind of neighbors we have.
    WOW

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  33. Mustang says:

    Frankly, I am a supporter of Marco Rubio. He makes me proud to be an American. In my view, we have to stop looking for a political leader equal to Jesus of Nazareth. It is not going to happen. Neither should we look favorably upon Ben Carson simply because he can enunciate his syllables. We are looking for a human being to lead our country; one who is likely to make mistakes–and hopefully, learn from them. One who is unashamedly an American and who will not apologize for our nation’s conduct in the past. The past is, after all, the past. Finally, let us note the maturity of dimwits like Joe Biden, Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. I’ll take a Marco Rubio over any of those idiots every single time. I would also argue that Rubio is superior to Cruz and Paul by every measure. Rubio knows what difference it makes; Rand Paul, not so much. Ted Cruz … BS in the extreme.

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  34. geeez2014 says:

    Mustang…you’re swaying me toward the Rubio camp and an email asking for money for him is in ‘session’ in my in box…I’m kind of playing the Loretta sanchez game of my own these couple of days…Do I send a tiny bit of money or don’t I? I’ll probably know more today. But your words are pushing me toward a YES, thanks.
    I’m very glad you are supporting Rubio…proud that you are.

    yes, take a look at the ages of Kenney, Reid, Pelosi and Biden and remember how LOW they all are…………….write off AGE as a contingency!

    Why’s TED CRUZ bug you quite much, may I ask? How do you like John Kusich?

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  35. silverfiddle says:

    Mal: Never underestimate a Clinton, and never underestimate the Lib Dem sheeple to fall in line and get out and vote for whatever POS the politburo pushes at them.

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  36. skudrunner says:

    Rubio did come from a working class family and a lower middle class neighborhood. He went to a state college where he dealt with all degrees of people. Served in the FL house and US congress. That follows the time line of the current incumbent except Rubio didn’t organize picnics.

    Hilldabeast has a similar lower middle class background except she was raised by a successful business man in upper class Park Ridge went to Wellesley with all the other privileged females, has zero accomplishments and slings mud with the best of them. She can sure relate to the working middle class because she had one meal in a fast food restaurant.

    Yep I am more for Rubio than any candidate in the race just wish the MSM would me a little more fair, I can dream can’t I.

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  37. Mustang says:
    @ Z
    A lot of people in Ohio aren’t too pleased with Kasich due to his support of extending Obama Care into state Medicaid programs. It was a decision far too costly, Ohioans say. He does have executive experience, but I think I would prefer Walker to Kasich. Walker, however, would not stand up well to Hillary. This is my opinion.

    Ted Cruz affects me in the same way Sarah Palin did. He keeps giving the same speech, for one thing, and I’m tired of listening to it. And he has an almost “manufactured” accent. I simply do not see him as an honest man; he is manipulative, evidenced in the way he set up his announcement. All of those people in the audience on the day he announced his candidacy had to be there as part of an orientation process. In this little trick, he was (in my judgment), Clintonesque. Cruz, through his wife, has a connection to Goldman Sachs … so no, I do not trust Cruz. He is a grass roots politician in the same way Hillary is honest and forthright.

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  38. silverfiddle says:

    What Mustang said about Ted Cruz.

    Scott Walker may be able to hold his own against Hillary. He defeated the deranged leftwing loons arrayed against him in a blue state, so I detect a steel backbone there.

    Whoever gets the GOP nod had better understand that the press is the enemy, know it, adapt to it and never whine about it. The press has devolved into the Democrat Party Praetorian Guard, an they will work to sabotage any GOP candidate and sap the foundations of any conservative support. That is what a GOP candidate is up against.

    “The Fourth Estate has become a Fifth Column”
    — Dr. Michael Savage

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  39. Silverfiddle, lets hope your wrong about Hillary’s popularity. I’m betting on the populace having had it with both O and H. Time will tell. And thanks for designating me as the first to “ROCK!” I will cherish that honor forever!

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