|Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) Governor Mitt Romney|
Well... it looks as if the presumptive GOP Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, recently did his first test-drive of a potential Vice Presidential running mate in Pennsylvania. And, from all indications, the feedback on the ground has been overall positive.
Introducir Señor Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Badda-bing! Badda Boom!! Bring Rubio out early... see how the American voters will receive yet another minority male in a major leadership position in this country. Put training wheels on Rubio for eight years as Veep, and then let him make history as the first Cuban-American president in 2020. Smart move on Romney's part.
Because realistically, adding a regular, standard White man to his ticket is a no-value-add, dead in the water, definite formula for an automatic Romney defeat this Fall.
The odds are on Rubio, a charismatic Cuban-American, to draw enough Mexican-Cuban-Hispanic-Latino-Spanish-Americans to the Republican tent to offset the Black vote President Obama is banking on securing. If I were a betting woman, I'd say Rubio––who has the right telegenic look, youthful energy, the proper ethnicity, and enough excitement and fire-in-his-belly necessary–– just maybe able to pull this off.
Plus... it seems as if even the stars are lining up in Romney/Rubio's favor as well, especially with the current enmity between Blacks and Hispanics over the recent George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin brouhaha. Blacks... along with the main stream media's demonizing of a fellow Hispanic was NOT a winning strategy in a closely contested election year.
So, if Romney plays his cards right... his placement of Rubio on the ticket gives other 'White Hispanics' (as Zimmerman has been dubbed)–– many who are angry over the rush-to-judgment manner in which President Obama, Black leaders, and the Democratic party have handled this situation––an excuse to leave a party that has made too many undelivered promises to them, and vote for a kindred "White Hispanic": Rubio.
And, not to mention the big elephant in the room of course is location, location, location: FLORIDA. As the newly elected Senator from a coveted Southern state, Rubio will make a very attractive addition to this year's ticket... if he can get past the natural born citizenship argument. (Oops, President Obama has already made that a sticky issue and a moot argument for any questionable candidate... for years to come, huh?)
Indeed... if Rubio (with the help of Jeb Bush and his Spanish-wife) can deliver those 29 electoral votes from the State of Florida in November, Romney may be able to pull off the biggest upset since the hanging and dimpled chads election of 2000!