July 23, 2012
Back in June, I published a column demonstrating just how difficult it will be to unseat Obama in the 2012 election. In short, Obama will win a minimum of twenty states no matter what and those twenty states represent 242 of the 270 Electoral College votes Obama needs to win re-election. Obama is only one state away from winning at the starting gate, and that state is most likely Florida.
Romney could win twenty-nine of the fifty states and still lose the election. The states in his column at the start of the 2012 race represent only 146 Electoral votes, at best. He has a long way to go to victory.
But the game could end in August at the GOP Convention.
Led by Republican news site Newsmax, a growing number of Republican talking heads across the airwaves and blogosphere are promoting Marco Rubio for Vice Presidential running mate.
93% of Newsmax participants would vote for Romney if the election were held today, according to poll results, demonstrating a very solid Republican demographic in the poll and a party unifying against Barack Obama.
The rest of the poll results are unbelievable…
Knowing very well that Marco Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen of the United States, but rather an immigrant-citizen from Cuba, ineligible for the office of Vice President, 67% of Newsmax readers chose Marco Rubio for VP running mate.
According to the XII Amendment ratified in 1804 – “no person constitutionally ineligible to the office of President shall be eligible to that of Vice-President of the United States.” – and according to Article II of the U.S. Constitution, only a Natural Born Citizen of the United States is eligible for the office of President.
Many of the Republicans voting in this poll have opposed Barack Obama’s unconstitutional administration for the last four years. But they appear to have no trouble nominating their own unconstitutional VP running mate to run against Barack Obama.
According to the Newsmax poll results, 89% believe that placing an unconstitutional VP on the ticket with Romney will help Romney defeat Barack Obama in the general election. Newsmax placed fourteen potential VP choices on their ballot, only two of which are not eligible for the office of Vice President or President, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal, both born to foreign parents living in the U.S., a condition often referred to as anchor baby.
In addition, Marco Rubio is well on record supporting many Democrat agenda items opposed by most Republicans, including amnesty for millions of illegal aliens living in America in direct violation of our immigration and naturalization laws.
This might explain the gap between those who think Rubio might help Romney win (89%) and those willing to support Rubio (67%), a significant 22 point gap indicating that some of these folks will not vote for Rubio, even though they believe he could help Romney win.
This 22% could represent the number of participants who like Rubio and want Romney to win, but also understand that Rubio isn’t even eligible for the job.
As Florida promises to be a key state for both Romney and Obama, it isn’t hard to see the political strategy behind promoting the young and popular freshman Senator from Florida for VP. But will placing a confirmed unconstitutional candidate like Rubio on the ticket with Romney help or hurt Romney’s chances in November?
The fact is it will hurt Romney’s chances even in August at the GOP Convention, where Ron Paul and Rick Santorum aim to upset the convention, gathering a storm of Convention Delegates opposed to Romney due to his past constitutional indiscretions.
Placing Rubio or any other unconstitutional candidate on the ticket with Romney will most likely end any serious Romney challenge to Barack Obama. I would read such a move as a forfeit of the race by strategic suicide.
It would also end any political future for the promising Marco Rubio.
Florida won the heated 2000 contest for Bush and the 2008 contest for Obama. Florida is a huge gamble in 2012, not because of Florida’s large Hispanic community, but because of Florida’s even bigger retiree community.
It wasn’t Hispanics or even college age kids foolishly voting for change who elected Obama in 2008, it was senior citizens, retirees and as those retirees vote, so goes Florida.
More than any other issue, the Charters of Freedom are center stage in the 2012 election. If voters are presented with two equally unconstitutional choices, Obama will win re-election by default. He has twenty states and 246 Electoral votes in his column at the starting gate.
Romney will have to make his VP choice very carefully or he can end his campaign in August. Obama has demonstrated a total disregard for the Charters of Freedom and if Romney does the same thing by choosing an equally unconstitutional running mate, the people will not support that ticket in Florida or anywhere else.
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The 67% of Republican Newsmax readers need to see both Rubio and Newsmax for what they really are… I’m not trying to hurt Rubio, I’m trying to save Romney and thereby, hope for our country.
If Rubio is the real hero American Son many believe him to be, he must immediately and publicly disqualify himself for the office of Vice President and then challenge Barack Hussein Obama on the same basis.
If Rubio is unwilling to do so, he is not the hero many seem willing to bet their future upon. Romney cannot defeat Obama with a ticket just as unconstitutional as Obama. Here’s where the rubber meets the road folks.