That is, assuming he gets the nomination, which is looking increasingly likely. No surprise for me, as I have often told Judson it is almost always the person with the most money winning the election.
They simply have more paid professional staff, better ability to organize and of course, advertising. For the lay person who does not follow politics every day and only knows what they see on a commercial while they watch Dancing With The Stars, they are more likely to see a Romney commercial than anyone else.
Even Newt said it is pretty likely Romney will get the delegates he needs to win the nomination. And trust me, that thought has not been taken well in this household.
However, if Romney wins the nomination, there is more and more speculation about who he would choose to be his Vice Presidential running mate.
Real Clear Politics has an article saying Romney needs a Latino and they go on to speculate who that Latino might be.
This year may be an exception, however, as some Republicans are whispering in Romney’s ear. What Democrats call “the Republican war on women” is mostly hype, but there is a constituency that the GOP primary season has given short shrift to -- and that constituency is Latinos.
Although it’s axiomatic that Hispanics are the fastest-growing demographic group in this country, there is, of course, no bloc Latino vote anymore than Hispanics themselves are monolithic. But loose talk about building moats (stocked with alligators, no less) along the nation’s southern border, enforcing laws designed for ethnic profiling, and “self-deportation” -- this last (inane) formulation is Romney’s own -- has created a crying need for the Republican nominee to send a signal to 40 million Americans that they are not going to be marginalized by the Party of Lincoln.
But this need is also an opportunity for Mitt Romney: He can be the first nominee of a major political party to choose a Hispanic running mate.
So then the question becomes: Who should it be?
Four qualified candidates are apparently under some kind of consideration -- or, if not, should be. They are three governors and one U.S. senator: Govs. Luis Fortuño of Puerto Rico, Brian Sandoval of Nevada and Susana Martinez of New Mexico. The senator is Marco Rubio of Florida.
Other than Sen. Rubio, I don't know that much about the others mentioned. Are they conservative? Are they moderate? Or, like Romney, are they a liberal Republican?
Does he really need a Latino running mate?
Marco Rubio is not eligible. B. Sandoval Governor of Nevada is a true conservative, and a strict Constitutionalist. He was a Judge before being Governor. He is a good American.
Senator Rubio is a natural born citizen as defined under the Constitution of the United States of America. Look it up under Article II, Section 1. Whether he is a "True Conservative" that is defined from one person to another. I too believe that Brian Sandoval would be a better choice, since he has a longer and more proven record to that effect over newly elected Marco Rubio.
Marco Rubio is not a natural born citizen. His parents were not naturalized citizens after they immigrated from Cuba until after Rubio was born. If they had been naturalized before his birth, then he would be. While he is a native born citizen, he is not a natural born citizen, therefore he cannot hold the office of VP.
Sorry Charlie, read the Constitution. There is nothing that says one's parents must be naturalized. This is an urban legend much like the separation of Church & State, whereas again, there is nothing in the Constitution or Declaration of Independence that states that, yet it is widely viewed as law.
It is widely recognized among scholars that the Constitution does not define NBC. The only reference source is what the understanding of that phrase was at the time.
If the only requirement were being born on American soil every anchor baby would be eligible to be POTUS.
No it doesn't say they must be naturalized, it says they must be citizens. But, you are correct about separation of church and state.
Please tell me where in the Constitution it says that. Article and section numbers.
You can't make stuff up and insert it into the Constitution because it's politically convenient.
Article II, section 1, para 5 requires the president to be a natural born citizen. Among 4 SCOTUS decisions on the subject Minor Vs happersett defined natural born to be born of 2 citizens. Look it up.
Would that not make Rubio a "Naturalized Citizen" just like his parents? I think "Native Born and Natural Born is used interchangeable". ....They are the Natives !
You are correct!! SCOTUS has supported your position. Don't bring that issue up again. Obama is ineligible for the same reason but no one in congress has balls enough to say so.
If Romney picks Rubio he will lose the election. There is a substantial voting block that believes Rubio is not a natural born citizen and will stay home rather than vote for the Republican ticket. The others mentioned, hardly anyone knows anything about them. It would be wise if Romney chose someone like Paul Ryan who can rally the base, rather than choosing someone based on ethnicity. As was stated above, Latinos are not a monolithic voting bloc and should be invited to vote based on common sense principles.
I agree with you in principle Max, but the dumbocrats have already put race on the ballot. I think we would be remiss to ignor the power the race card will play in this next election.
Actually, I think by having a black on the Republican side, race will play a lesser role in the campaign strategies of the candidates. I wish race was not an issue, but the current administration has made sure that it is.