Should Rubio Be the Republican Vice Presidential Pick?
The junior senator from Florida is gaining traction in the media. What do you think?
With the presidential election still months away, a running mate for Republican nominee Mitt Romney is anyone’s guess. Even so, some political pundits are starting to bank on Florida’s Marco Rubio.
The junior senator from the Miami area has been making quite a showing as of late. He’s been giving speeches on foreign policy that have won him accolades. He’s been on the campaign trail with the Republican hopeful. And he’s even received the endorsement of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
“Marco Rubio is my favorite [choice], because we have a close relationship,” the former Florida governor told Charlie Rose during a PBS interview, according to ABC News. “I admire him greatly … He speaks with great passion about American exceptionalism. I think he would lift the spirits of the campaign and provide some energy.”
The White House is even talking about Rubio albeit in a non-flattering way. David Axelrod, the Obama administration’s top political advisor, casts doubt on Rubio's abilities to help Romney capture the win. He’s been quoted as saying a Rubio nomination would be an insult to Hispanics.
How would Marco Rubio do as a vice presidential pick? Would he bring pride to Florida and help boost the Romney campaign or would he be the dud Axelrod describes? Let us know what you think in the comments section.