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  • #16
    Originally posted by barryinaustralia View Post
    Alan West would be my first choice.
    I've got Alan pegged for SECRETARY OF DEFENSE! Excellent choice, however, Barry. I LOVE Alan West.... so much so that I'm on his e-mail list (even though they're coming via Florida with oodles of Townhall invites and I'm some 3,000 miles north in Minnisoooota!!!).
    Now when these things begin to take place, look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near Luke21:28




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    • #17
      I love Rubio too. But whoever Romney picks, I just hope he/she will help him get elected Because the specter of another 4 years of Obama is terrifying to me

      "...but thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter of my head."
      Psalm 3:3

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      • #18
        Originally posted by raml View Post
        Rubio may not qualify due to his not being born here to US citizens they became citizens after he was born although he would be my first pick if he qualified. I like Bobby Jindal the gov of La he is a real conservative and liked by many. I really am interested to see who he picks and if he is smart and tries to unify the republicans behind him by making sure the VP is someone the conservatives can get behind. I sure hope he is.
        I don't really know too much about some of the people mentioned,I will have to do some reading I guess.

        However, Rubio not qualifying because his parents weren't citizens is a non-issue. I thought the person himself had to be a citizen, not the parents. I maybe wrong on that, but when I hear about "anchor" babies (ones that are born in the U.S. to non-U.S. citizens) they are all born as U.S. citizens. I had a friend who worked as a labor & delivery nurse in El PAso, TX and she said it wasn't uncommon to have Mexican (? probably illegal immigrants) show up @ the hospital ready to deliver. They couldn't be transferred because of how far along they were & the baby was born in the U.S. and therefore a citizen.

        It will be an interesting and tiring time leading up to the election night!
        This world is not my home. I'm just passing through. If heaven's not my home, O Lord, what would I do? The angels beckon me from heaven's open door, and I can't feel at home in this world anymore."
        Complete justice for us will come only "when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels" (v. 7).

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        • #19
          Originally posted by moosejive View Post
          I don't really know too much about some of the people mentioned,I will have to do some reading I guess.

          However, Rubio not qualifying because his parents weren't citizens is a non-issue. I thought the person himself had to be a citizen, not the parents.
          Our founders wrote about this issue, and according to them Rubio would not be eligible to be President. But, like I stated earlier, neither would Obama, and the fact that our judicial system allowed him to take the oath and sit in the Oval Office has now set the precedence for this issue. This is sad because our system was not designed to run off of precedence, it was meant to view law solely on the constitutionality of it.

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          • #20
            If Rubio was not eligible to serve as Pres, why wouldn't he be stating that as one of the reasons he would not accept the VP nomination -- he wouldn't legally be ABLE to? And why would he be continually questioned about accepting it?

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            • #21
              Rubio seems to be the likely winner of the Veepstakes from where I sit and here is why I think so.

              This election is going to be dirty and indeed already is filthy, slimey, corrupt and makes me vomit at the thought of where the "land of the free" is spiritually and morally. I've never seen Americans sell out to a candidate on the level I have seen for Barack Hussein Obama. His administration has been a disaster every step of the way. For those of us who did not drink the kool aid or follow the pide piper tune of pie in the sky socialism and rampant narcissistic megalomania that is Barack Obama we see that all too clear.

              Despite the failures in leadership in dealing with oil spills, fanning racial tension, passing pipe dream healthcare that will enslave the citizens, bowing to foreign communist dictators, empowering extreme Islamism in the Mid East, Nationalizing banks and auto companies and fundamentally transforming America in too numerous ways to list here, those who voted for him in 2008 are mostly the kind of people that sell out and do not cross the aisle to vote for someone who wants to take us in a different direction.

              Those who may wake up from the sleeping potion this poisonous viper injects, their vote is absolutely crucial, along with anyone who sat out and would not vote in 2008 and allowed this socialist serpent to slither in the door. Therefore, when you look at an electoral map, you can quickly conclude, Romney must win Florida. I believe he is a dead man (politically speaking) without it. Marco Rubio at his side may give him the best chance at taking Florida and even then, I think it may be by the slimmest of the margins and I can even foresee a hotly contested recount as we saw in the bitter battle between Gore and Bush.

              I'm not crazy about Mittens but my disdain and disgust for overconfident snakes trumps my reservations for Massachusetts Mitt. Romney/Rubio may not be a complete change of course from Obama, but it may just be a start to turn the wheels and point the car in another direction. I'll take it.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Cloud Watcher View Post
                Rubio's parents weren't citizens when he was born. Therefore he wouldn't fit the original intended meaning of the Constitutional requirement of "natural born citizen".
                Marco Rubio was born in Miami, FL making him a U.S. citizen by birth. If Obama qualifies as a natural born citizen, then certainly Sen. Rubio does because at least he has absolute, undisputed documented proof he was born here. Back to topic, I'd love to see Sen. Rubio or Congressman Allen West in the VP position. Gov. Christie, while it might be amusing to see him tell Obama and Biden what he (and many of us) really thinks of them, is too liberal for me. I believe Sen. Rubio or Congressman West could hold their own going up against Obama and, in particular, Gaffe-a-minute Joe.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Gideon300 View Post
                  This would normally be true regarding his citizenship, and rightfully so, but Obama set the precedence on this issue for modern times and this will, now, not be an issue.

                  I like Jindal, but LA is a sure thing for Republicans in the general election, so he doesn't bring a lot to the table in that aspect.
                  Any chance of me holding my nose and voting for Romney will be gone if he picks one of these 2 guys. Good guys, but they aren't eligible. I heard Joseph Farah say on Hannity that whomever chose Rubio would lose 10% of the vote, I'd bet it even being larger than that.

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                  • #24
                    Imho~~~

                    If the Lord doesn't come to take me home before the election (which is a definite possiblity), I WILL vote for anyone but BHO... That said, I felt defeated to see Romney outlast everyone else. I don't know how many times I've warned, that you won't find a "conservative" coming from the state of Massachusetts. I lived there for thirty years and know the mentality! Land of the Kennedys, Tip O'Neal, Barnie Frank and yes, the suppossed "pick of the tea party", Scott Brown.

                    I believe Romney was promised by the "Repub. establishment" that this time around would be his turn.

                    As with all politicians, he has an ego larger than his bankroll. I don't believe he will choose someone that will "upstage" him as Palin did McCain. He will choose someone that will draw votes but beyond that , will sit down and shut up.

                    From this point on its all about "drawing votes". I read that he had already chosen a homosexual to be his spokeperson; he will look to the south or west for his VP ~~ (perhaps Utah???).

                    He is soft on immigration laws, and will offer some type of amnesty/dream act if elected. He is supposedly for "traditional marriage", but that could change (he's been known to waffle).

                    As you can tell, I'm not thrilled with the Repub. choice, but its better than the direction we are currently headed!!

                    If I had my choice it would be an Alan West/Sarah Palin ticket. I don't care which one gets "top billing".

                    Obviously, I DON'T have my choice. Which makes me so glad that I "have citizenship elsewhere", I'm holding tight to my "passport", just waiting for the call "Come Up Here"!!!!
                    "But those who wait upon the Lord, shall have their strength renewed,
                    They shall mount up, as on the wings of eagles,
                    They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint"!!! Isa. 40:31

                    I"M WAITING!!
                    MARANATHA,
                    GOD BLESS, Dan
                    1Co 15:52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we will be changed!

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                    • #25
                      Allen West.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by SoThankful View Post
                        Any chance of me holding my nose and voting for Romney will be gone if he picks one of these 2 guys. Good guys, but they aren't eligible. I heard Joseph Farah say on Hannity that whomever chose Rubio would lose 10% of the vote, I'd bet it even being larger than that.
                        Joseph Farah isn't the most reliable person to listen to for political foresight. Rubio is eligible if Obama is president. Obama being in the Oval Office makes this a non-issue. Obama's father wasn't even seeking citizenship like Rubio's parents were.

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                        • #27
                          Christie makes a good spokesperson/attack dog in certain places, but should not be on the ticket. As much as I've enjoyed how he's taken on the unions in NJ, he's liberal in many ways, and his persona might not go over well in other parts of the country. He is good for NJ.

                          Rubio gives speeches that sound like Ronald Reagan. He has a great personal story and he's likable.

                          Allen West got into some controversy over the "80 members of Congress are Communists" kerfuffle. I wondered at the time if that were all brought up in order to push him out of the running for VP.

                          Problem with both Rubio and West is that they're both pretty new. It seems like the best guys are pretty new. Jindal as well.

                          Paul Ryan is awesome, but actually is doing a better service to our country where he is than as VP. He also has young kids and doesn't want to subject them to the stuff that goes on in these races.

                          Are there any other women besides Condi Rice?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by SummerSailing81 View Post
                            Marco Rubio was born in Miami, FL making him a U.S. citizen by birth. If Obama qualifies as a natural born citizen, then certainly Sen. Rubio does because at least he has absolute, undisputed documented proof he was born here. Back to topic, I'd love to see Sen. Rubio or Congressman Allen West in the VP position. Gov. Christie, while it might be amusing to see him tell Obama and Biden what he (and many of us) really thinks of them, is too liberal for me. I believe Sen. Rubio or Congressman West could hold their own going up against Obama and, in particular, Gaffe-a-minute Joe.
                            I think its likely we won't see Joe on the ticket. Just a guess.....could be wrong....
                            Don't panic! Just be Rapture Ready.

                            Joel 3:2

                            I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will put them on trial for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel, because they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land.

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                            • #29
                              I think either Alan West or Rick Santorum would make an excellent VP. And Newt Gingrich would make a terrific Secretary of State. His knowledge of foreign matter is immense.
                              "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 3: 13-14 FOCUS ON THE GOAL!!

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                              • #30
                                Oops, I meant to say foreign matters.
                                Last edited by Julie777; May 4th, 2012, 07:09 PM. Reason: Spelling.
                                "Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." Phillipians 3: 13-14 FOCUS ON THE GOAL!!

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