GOP Wants Latino VP Candidate for a Reason
1 year ago
Florida Senator is Cuban with a Dash of Tea
It may seem a bit early to be talking about potential GOP Vice Presidential candidates but now is actually the perfect time. In fact, many GOPers already have their sights set on a few people--many of whom are Hispanic Americans. Choosing the Republican candidate is definitely important, but the ultimate goal is to get President Obama out of the White House.
How do they do that?
The GOP is trying to capture the Latino vote in 2012. They didn't have much success in 2008 when John McCain ran. He won less than a third of their votes. GOP strategists are hoping to use a Latino VP to pull in swing states like Florida, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico.
There are a few names already circulating. The main person in consideration is Florida Senator Marco Rubio. The 40-year old has a reputation already, as an articulate and handsome Tea-Party member. Yes. Yes. Tea Party. I'm wondering how he would fare with Latino voters with his hard-hat stance towards illegal immigrants. Word is that Latinos in Florida, that actually know him more closely, favor Obama more than him.
Rubio is saying that he's not interested in being the VP Candidate but then again, he is a politician and politicians "change" their minds all the time. I'm sure he'll have some type of made-up revelation and come around. He could be the Republican party's golden ticket to the White House if he could trick Hispanic voters into thinking he has their best interest at heart, and sell them on the dream of having the first Hispanic VP in American history.
I feel sorry for Michele Bachmann though. GOP VP is her best chance at getting into the White House. She better up her wardrobe.