MUST WATCH: Sen. Marco Rubio’s speech at Faith and Freedom Coalition conference

I can’t begin to tell you how moving I found this speech by Sen. Marco Rubio. He gets it. He gets what America is about and can communicate it in such a way that it just might bring a few tears to your eyes. Man does he ever get it.

In this speech he talks about what actually makes America great and why it has everything to do with our faith and our creator. There were things he said that I wanted to cut out and post separately, but the speech just kept getting better and better to the point that by the time I hit the button to cut the speech it was over.

But he nails it in this speech, why God, our faith and our Judeo-Christian heritage is so important to this nation and why it represents the only path to prosperity for every American. And why it is the only reason why the individual is free in this country to pursue his or her dreams, regardless of what their last name is.



Rubio gets it on such a deep level that I believe he might just be the next Ronald Reagan to this country. I just hope he’s that ambitious because I want him in the oval office.

No doubt about it, this is a must watch:

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MrLTavern
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MrLTavern

Sorry I missed this post and the babble that went with it.  You just don’t get do you.  Just about anyone can say the things that you want to hear and say them in a nice way and go an do the opposite once they get into office.   We learned this from Obama. Rubio is no different.  And he’s demonstrated that he’s capable of doing that.  Rubio was elected in 2010 and seemed very promising.  He seemed and spoke like a person who would go to Washington and do the people’s business.  Yet, he ended up being a tool for the washington establishment.  With the stink of amnesty all over him, he’s singled himself out as one of the biggest traitors to America.  In his campaign to win Senate, he positioned himself as anti amnesty.  Pro amnesty was Crist’s position.  He even took the anti amnesty position in the debates. … Read more »

david r
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david r

Mitt..Please! pick Florida’s dynamic duo of senator Marco Rubio as your VP now!!!. Congressman Allen West as your Secretary of Defense, and bring back Conde Rice as your Secretary of State. You can’t loose w/this triumvirate.

kssturgis62
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kssturgis62

Yes Rubio speaks well like all slick Politicians do. Rubio is a 1st Term Senator, Just like Obama, and all of suddenly Like Scott Brown he is a Star, a god among men. He is praised, and people like to tout how hot his wife is. sounds familiar to Scott Brown and his daughter, especially the one on American Idol. IT is amazing to me how people put POLITICIANS on Pedestals, and they say they don’t listen to the Media and What they have to say but they do, and they are influenced. Marco Rubio, was caught taking Illegal Campaign contributions and had to pay it back. Marco Rubio stated that using the Credit Card was bad and he shouldn’t have done it. Marco Rubio Gutted 31 Immigration Bills in Florida. Marco Rubio is working a Dream Act right now in the Senate, although a bill has not come forward,… Read more »

B-Funk
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B-Funk

The only way I can vote for Romney without a gag reflex is if he picks a guy like this for Veep

freenca
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freenca

Thank you right scoop. Watching Marco Rubio speak in this vein is like seeing the strong beam of guiding light from a lighthouse shining upon the storm tossed waves in these turbulent times. His focus on the real issues confronting all of us today are so encouraging and inspiring.

anneinarkansas
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anneinarkansas

Marco Rubio must the the VP candidate!!!!

nibblesyble
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nibblesyble

It was a very well delivered speech.

nuffsaid
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nuffsaid

Like a golden glove kid, with a pretty good right, who’s moved up to pro, Rubio “telegraphed” his punch and got caught with a blind side left delivered by the black guy.

Latin fighters just can’t stand up to natural born American black fighters. We see that all the time.

Libertyship46
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Libertyship46

Impressive man and great speaker. He WILL be president of the United States one day and he IS another Ronald Reagan. Count on it. My favorite part was at about 11:40. Spot on. My favorite line was, “There is no reason why the 21st century can’t be an American century as well.” We will have to do our bit by getting Romney elected in November. Then maybe, just maybe, at least we’ll be on the right path to making this our century again.

Don
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Don

You can bet that if there is the slightest hint concerning Marco Rubio’s birth certificate being quesioned, the left and the mainstream media will come after him like a pack of crazed dogs. They will make the birthers look like shy kindergarten kids.

Alan
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Alan

Rubio is a very nice representative of the conservative movement. He’s a smart man and a natural talent when it comes to public speaking. He is destined to do great things including being Governor of Florida.

Right now, I think he needs to stay in the Senate because we need him there. He does not need to waste his time being a VP for Romney. It is much more important for him to be in the Senate where he can make a positive difference.

Dave B
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Dave B

Sorry, I simply do not agree, that “without faith we have no freedom”. I don’t believe that for an instant.

I do not believe in God and never will. I have every right to not believe in God.

The sooner we have a separation of faith and state, the sooner we can get serious about liberty and freedom for ALL, which includes those that do not live their lives guided by faith.

2012Lucy
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2012Lucy

I certainly would not want my country guided by Islam that’s for sure.

Dave B
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Dave B

Indeed lucy, Islamic states believe they are guided by their faith as well, and we can see how well that’s turning out for everybody.

patriot077
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patriot077

Just curious where natural rights come from to someone who doesn’t believe in God or a creator.

I think everyone should enjoy the freedom of religion and worship – or not – but I happen to appreciate public servants of strong faith and moral character who actually bring some honor to their decision making. fwiw

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Wow. I have been a bit frustrated with some of Sen. Rubio’s statements of late. I’ve really not been in his camp for the Veep role. When I saw this video here, I was doubtful but Scoop’s enthusiastic review made me decide to give it a listen, never dreaming I’d sit here for >20 minutes. But it flew by & I’m so glad I did!

This speech was inspiring and challenging and truly just a breath of fresh air! Beautifully written and presented, Sen. Rubio has completely impressed me. I am very encouraged.

This weekend was certainly an uplifting one for Conservative politics, between all the awesome Right Online presenters and now this! Almost makes me want to just sit and bask in the glow of hope, which I have been short on for awhile. BUT – we have work to do!

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Looks like Romney has a tough decision when he gets to Tampa. I was leaning toward the idea that he was picking Portman, as VP, to garner Ohio, but now with this immigration thing, he may be leaning back toward Rubio to help him here in Florida and other states that have large Latino populations (Colorado, Nevada, etc). Tough call for any middle-of-the-roader, no matter who you are.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Duncan Hunter might be an interesting choice from Colorado. And, there’s no doubt about his eligibility!

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

Heh, I love your response about eligibilty. I see why Scoop last night said he was ‘tired’. It was hashed out all over the place till the late hours. I think some of the founding fathers even joined in. lol

As to VP choice, I’m not familiar enough with Duncan Hunter. I’ve always thought that Romney would go with Rubio (for the Latino vote), but then he desperately needs Ohio (Portman). Other possibilities are Christie, Daniels, or McDonnell. You never know which way he’s going.

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Yes, I read the in-depth discussion about “Natural Born” Citizens. As a big-picture kind of person, it’s hard to get mired down in the details, but I’m glad that someone with more patience and knowledge than me can break it down. It sounds like Rubio is not eligible based on the timing of his parents’ citizenship, which really is a bummer. I may not agree with him on everything, but I do think he could be a force to be reckoned with on the Conservative side of the political line. Regardless, after reading all the comments back & forth, I agreed with Scoop – I was tired. wink

Edit: Thx for the article. They all make me yawn.

Nukeman60
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Nukeman60

I actually think he’ll make a bigger impact in Congress than as a VP anyway, so we’ll see what happens down the road. I agree with you on the yawners, but I believe Romney wants a yawner by his side. Go fiqure.

patriot077
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patriot077

Hunter is actually from So. California. One of a few very good men from that state. I think he’s the only one who has attempted to do anything at all about the Central Valley water shut-off. I like him.

Something on RedState about Marco Rubio that really concerned me: ” Likewise, Marco Rubio helped round up votes to get Mari Carmen Aponte confirmed as ambassador to El Salvador. Ms. Aponte dated a Cuban spy for 20 years, was a director of La Raza, and she has incensed Catholics in El Salvador with her political activism in support of gay rights.” LaRaza, ya gotta be kiddin’ us, Rubio!!!

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2012/06/18/the-white-house-is-not-enough/

Is_Sense_Common
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Is_Sense_Common

Thanks for the correction! Sorry about that. I always thought he was from CO. better get my eyes checked.

Rob_Bryant
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Rob_Bryant

Unfortunately, I don’t think I will ever find another link on the web that even mentions Marco Rubio without the birthers jumping around.

Excellent speech.

wodiej
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wodiej

unfortunate that those who wish people to follow the constitution and be a natural born citizen meaning two parents of citizenship when one is born are called “birthers.”

KenInMontana
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KenInMontana

Perhaps, then instead of incorrectly using the Case Law practice of citing precedents to “interpret” original intent, a practice that was started at Harvard law school when it was run by progressive thinkers, you should try working with source materials and laws passed at, or immediately after the time of the document in question.

Steven Valdez
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Steven Valdez

Meh… not really a fan of him, so not a must watch for me…

K-Bob
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K-Bob

As a practical matter, the natural born requirement will *never* mean anything unless Obama is deemed, by some agency, through a process that holds up, to be an illegitimate office holder. Until, and unless that happens, “natural born” has been mooted from it’s original meaning. Doesn’t matter what rulings you bring up, doesn’t matter what states manage to pass their own ballot requirements on it (exception below). I don’t see anyone in our lifetime *ever* ruling against “The First Black President” on those grounds. (Never mind the faultiness of that specious category.) It ain’t gonna happen. It certainly won’t happen under a Romney administration. In fact, the situation might get worse under Romney. (Maybe “Arnold” will run in 2020.) The only ways of getting “natural born” back to its original meaning in our lifetime is via the amendment process, or via major upheaval. The kind Obama and his Cloward-Piven cronies… Read more »

Chris Dias
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Chris Dias

It’s a puppet show. They tell you that the Russians are sending weapons to Syria, and those weapons are killing people. What they don’t tell you is the Russian weaponry was financed by American money and sweat through the World Bank, and Fed. The list is long. Stop watching the show and look behind the curtain: The Creature from Jekyll Island. Nice speech, but he knows he’s not tell you everything.

K-Bob
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K-Bob

The Russians have one of the largest collections of natural resources on the planet. They are rolling in oil and gas. They have plenty of money. They aren’t financing anything with American money. We don’t have any money.

tencole
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tencole

RS….Rubio is not “the next Ronald Regan”…….with his “Dream Act 2”, and his love for the Bushes, he might not even retain his Senate seat.

Durus
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Durus

Whether you want to believe it or not, the Founders did define “natural born Citizen” in the Constitution. No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President. Who was a “natural born Citizen” at the adoption of the Constitution? If as Judge Jay related, “natural born Citizen” was to be a strong check to ensure that persons eligible for the office of the President owed sole allegiance to the United States, then no one would become a “natural born citizen” until the Citizens who swore allegiance to the US Constitution had raised children born on American soil to attain the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States. The Founders provided for the time required to raise children who would be… Read more »

zanografix
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zanografix

The mark of a true birther is that individual who insists by any means and convolutions that the mere fact that Obama was born in Hawaii makes him a natural born citizen. To be a natural born citizen no construct or law must be passed to make it so and yet we see all of these semantics about having only one parent be a citizen or case upon case that has nothing to do with Obama continue to be pressed by either side. All citizens enjoy all the rights afforded by the Constitution with the exception of being able to be president or vice president:that requires a higher standard of being natural born and is an exception. Forty-two out of forty-four president were either natural born or grandfathered in because there was no United States when they were born. Chester Arthur was never elected and gained office because Garfield was… Read more »

keyesforpres
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keyesforpres

Excellent post. I agree…Rubio needs to put the Constitution above his ambition and flat out admit he is not eligible.

c4pfan
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c4pfan

Thanks for posting Scoop. I hope we just learn that speeches aren’t enough. We shall see, if he is the VP pick. I don’t think it will matter if he’s natural born or not, because it’s the establishment that decides who gets to be in or not anyway in the GOP.

porightscoopfan
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porightscoopfan

We are not called to be “ambassadors of our faith” we are called to be Ambassadors for Christ. In the parable of the talents, the stewards were given 1, 2, and 5 talents. Sparky here says he wrote about this parable in his book (or somebody did for him) then he says they were given 1, 2, or 3 talents. (It was probably a Mormon who wrote his speech, they’re not known for reading the real book very often, so it was an understandable oversight. He’s reading this speech. This is obviously one of the most important speeches he will give because of the timing and the fact that Romney needs the ‘faith community’ in the worst way and wants to talk about his faith in the ‘least way’, so I’m not surprised Rubio put so much effort into it, but it is scripted. The camera pulled back early on… Read more »

TIMERUNNER
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TIMERUNNER

One of Americas fearless patriots,
Senator “Tea Party” Rubio,
We’ll see you at the rally happening at a voting booth near you November.6th.2012, and don’t forget to bring the family and friends for a histirical vote turnout and remember quanity counts for extra bonus points in committee;… don’t chu know?…LOL (:

Tea Party Patriot
X’ed RINO / Socialist Senator Arlen Spector was on CSPAN-2 early this morning, 6-17-2012 Washington Journel Program, speaking to the Tea Party movement, if you have a minute listen to this jerk while passing gas, at least you’ll get soom relief, warning! just in case of sickening bilge keep the bedpan handy.

Respectfully

Joe
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Joe

Boy oh Boy !!

He is great – What an inspiration he would be to young AMERICANS

I would love to see a VP debate with

Sen. Rubio VS Joe Plugs (Joe better bring a change of pants)

Kara0515
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Kara0515

I have lived in Florida since 2008. I enthusiastically supported Marco during the 2010 election cycle until I learned that while Speaker of the House, he supported a Florida cap and trade law when he was speaker, supported socializing property insurance in Florida while speaker, supported medical care paid by taxpayers to illegals children to mention just a few. In addition, he did not join the senate tea party collation, he is pro-amnesty and he heartily endorsed RINO Romney. (How can any true conservative endorse RINO Romney?) While I voted for Marco and am thrilled that he soundly defeated Christ in 2010, I will remain **VERY** skeptical about him until he demonstrates a solid, consistent and sound voting record and ACTION that’s in alignment with core tea party and conservative principles instead of just talking the talk. (Also, keep in mind that Rubio is a career politician and has little,… Read more »

wodiej
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wodiej

thanks for the information. Actions speak louder than words.

Virus-X
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Virus-X

He’s an amnesty shill, so he’s no better than Obama or Shamnesty. He can kiss me between the back pockets.

PVG
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PVG

Usually your comments are thoughtful.

keyesforpres
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keyesforpres

Rubio is bad on amnesty. He’s let his Spanish surname trump being an American. Also, he nevers admits that he can’t be president because he does not have natural born status. His parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth.

Virus-X
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Virus-X
CJ
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CJ

I fear Rubio is not what many conservatives seem to believe he is.
Sure, he speaks well, looks good, intelligent and all the rest. His record has some rough spots, tho.

keyesforpres
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keyesforpres

Yes, it’s like Obama fans loved him because he sounded good in his speeches. Rubio makes some great speeches….he’s still not eligible to hold the office of VP because he’s not eligible to be president, just like o isn’t. Rubio needs to come clean on this issue.

Virus-X
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Virus-X

He’s an amnesty shill. What more do you want me to say? Because he’s a RINO Republican, it makes it better when he says it, than when Obama does? I am not in favor of amnesty or any second chances for anyone caught in this country, illegally. I think they should be imprisoned, along with anyone that harbors them, in any way, shape or form. Rubio favors pretty much what Obama does, and that shows he’s not a Conservative, at all.

MJS
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MJS

What if you have no back pockets?

MJS
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MJS

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH. Rubio has no credibility with me. He’s is the next generation of Mitt Romney.

yankees27
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yankees27

Mark Rubio gets it..Great speech spoken from the Heart, not from reading a teleprompter!!

PVG
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PVG

No notes, no teleprompter. AWESOME!

JaeDee L.
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JaeDee L.

You’re right Scoop……he gets it! The key word is the end of his speech ‘Identity.’ This is really about our identity. It’s just like the Israelites back in bible time when they were presented with a choice. Do they want to have God as their King and governed by judges like they had always been? Or, do they want their own king…….just like the nations all around them? And their answer was ‘No! We want a king….just like all the nations around us.’ That was also the question we were presented 4 years ago and, just like the Isralites then, we also rejected God. We chose a ‘Saul,’ and we are surely, surely paying the price for our decision. In a way, it is a disguised blessing because God is letting us have a taste of our own decision. The question is: Do we want to continue to be like… Read more »

dmacleo
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dmacleo

I have some issues with him honestly, the whole dream act stuff sticks in my craw.
time will tell what hes really like.
I hope I am wrong.

PVG
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PVG

No notes, no teleprompter! Totally from the heart.

Botzilla
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Botzilla

Could you imagine Rubio debating Doh! Biden?

On The Mark
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On The Mark

This was a very fine speech. Though, early lines sounded like they might be support for amnesty. Nevertheless, Rubio has also claimed that Romney offers a stark contrast to Obama, which is a blatant lie. No matter how well one speaks, we must be relentless in holding any and all politicians accountable.

maketcomp
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maketcomp

Yeh, I know what your saying, On The Mark! It might be a contrast but it ain’t that sharp!

Timothy Jacques
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Timothy Jacques

One word on Rubio….Amnesty

patriot077
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patriot077

It worries me a bit as well, but TPTB have let illegal immigration metastasize for such an extended period that I think it may very well take someone with perspective like Marco Rubio to begin to unravel that tangled web.

Whatever they do at this point will not make everyone happy but they damn well better seal the border before they offer up any solutions and new legislation. (IMHO)

Rshill7
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Rshill7

This man has been inspiring every time I’ve ever heard him, whether it was in the Florida House or the DC Senate. He is a great speaker, and he speaks from the heart. “The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.” (Luke 6:45 NIV) He’s young, and he’s of Spanish decent, whose parents hail from a communist regime. They left, and chose America, pursuing freedom and opportunity. The kind unique to our founding…and it was our founding, on tenets unique to the world, which caused us to thrive. What our Judeo-Christian ethic sought to install and instill, was not a cramming down the throats of religious tenets. It was freedom. Freedom of thought, of religion. The… Read more »

lostdutchman
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lostdutchman

Inspiring, refreshing, great Senator, great speaker, a veritable whirlwind of fresh air, all these…and MORE!

Except…. not Constitutionally qualified to be Vice President of the US, let alone President.

Rshill7
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Rshill7

He’s much closer to being qualified than Obama is.

When the time comes and every USA eye turns to you for the final decision.
Which way will you lean? The entire country will be lobbying you on both sides. Why, you’ll be ripped limb from limb. Be careful out there. We are all counting on you.

Make the right decision.

freenca
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freenca

Whether the Whitehouse is or isn’t in his future, Rubio WOULD be an excellent replacement for Reid in the Senate in 2013.

bobmc220
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bobmc220

This guy is really, really good, I’m impressed.

wodiej
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wodiej

“the source of your freedom is your faith.”

And a person can’t have freedom if they don’t learn self sufficiency. 50% of Americans are dependent on some kind of taxpayer funded gov’t assistance. Most are not accountable as to looking for work, gaining more work skills or education. They should be drug tested, have to do volunteer work etc. They is why they stay in the cycle they are in.

The message was good but a president that does not make. I’m not sure Rubio is technically even a NBC.

keyesforpres
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keyesforpres

He isn’t natural born. He is native born. Therefore, he is not eligible to be president. It is worrisome that so many conservatives don’t get that. His parents were not US citizens at the time of his birth. He should be decent and admit that he is not eligible. He needs to show that the Constitution trumps his ambition.

gringa61
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gringa61

¡Amén!

God saved this man out of a communist regime for a grand purpose. I’m proud to call him my senator!

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

If we are lucky enough to get this guy as a VP this time around! We will be very very lucky indeed! A great man!

Durus
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Durus

Rubio can’t be VP either. Constitution requires the VP to be eligible for the office of the President. If Rubio’s parents were not naturalized Citizens at the time of his birth, then Rubio cannot be eligible for the office of the President.

Obama illegally obtaining the office of the President doesn’t make it right for the GOP to attempt to usurp the office of President by inserting an ineligible candidate.

whitewolf2009
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whitewolf2009

I have learned quiet a bit about Rubio from reading the comments on this thread and my enthusiasm for him has waned somewhat.

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