The last two blog messages re Marco Rubio have brought many additional points like "is Marco Rubio a natural born Citizen eligible to be VP or Pres?" Facts - Marco was born in Miami to Cuban immigrant parents who became citizens four years after Marco's birth.
I would like to read the analysis of the many subscribers who regularly quote the Constitution to me as to whether or not Marco is OK as VP per the Constitution. Until yesterday I was unaware this topic was so prevalent on the internet.
Since Marco has not been nominated for VP please consider another comment that seemingly poses more of an immediate dilemma – "
Doug - I am reminded of the old line about capitalism; Capitalism is filled with flaws and abuses. But it is vastly superior to any other system ever attempted. Is Romney perfect? No. Is Rubio perfect? No. Are any of your members NOT going to vote for Romney / Rubio (if that is what it comes down to)? Doubtful. If they abstain, it will be a de facto vote for Obama. The 'Conservative' Republicans had their shot & it didn't pan out in the primaries. R & R would still be vastly superior to BO & JB. Call them out on issues you don't agree with. If they are voting wrong more often than you would like, replace them in primaries. That is the only term limit we need. Otherwise, you have to play the hand you are dealt."
I personally don't want to settle for "vastly superior" to a communist – this is how we got into the mess we are in in the first place. I would not have voted for the McCain ticket in 2008 until he selected Palin for his running mate as VP – I voted for her. The only ones from the primaries with positions you can believe (based on years of consistency) are Ron Paul, Michele Bachmann, & Gary Johnson. I ran posts on all of the others showing their inconsistencies & baggage. With Mitt you do not know what you are going to get. I have been impacted by Democrat Mary Anne Marsh who said she has followed Mitt for eighteen years & he has been on every side of every issue during that time. She is right. I can't believe the Republicans are nominating Mitt. If this is the most important election of our lifetime where in the world is the A Team?
This brings us to the issue that really counts - if we don't have a change in mindset in this country it does not matter which one is president because BO or Mitt – either one - will continue us down the road to ruination.
Do you think we would have had that needed mindset change if McCain or Hillary had been elected president in 2008 or would they have tinkered around the edges of many issues that always resulted in an expanded government? The other Final Four candidate from 2008 would have made the difference we need – with Mike Huckabee as president we would have the FairTax enacted into law by now & not the government-dependent ObamaCare that far too many establishment Republicans are finding more & more to like every day.