Will Rubio's Endorsement of Romney Bring him the TEA Party Vote?

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    YAY!

    Yesterday, GOP darling Marco Rubio endorsed Mitt Romney for POTUS. Since I have a lot of respect for Rubio, I'm glad he agrees with me that Romney is the guy that the right wing should be backing.

    Since Marco is the darling of the TEA Party, is this gonna bring Romney more support from this critical group?

    Marco Rubio endorses Mitt Romney for Republican nominee | World news | guardian.co.uk

     
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    No but Jeb's endorsement of Rubio will.
     
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    I really don't understand how people think Romney is the best GOP choice (unless we're going simply by the compare of the other 2 choices). The man is a complete flip flopper and lies about it. That makes his credibility to do the will of the people completely shot. Who knows what he'll do if granted executive privilege. Most of all, he's not even a conservative.
     
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    That's not the topic. The topic is quite straight forward.... since the TEA Parties love Rubio... will his endorsement help Romney bring in their votes?
     
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    Rubio is highly thought of by conservatives.

    I think his endorsment will certainly help Romney.

    It sure as hell won't hurt him.
     
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    I have no idea. The TEA Party is pretty factional these days. Quite the contrast from their beginnings in 2007. I'm sure some will endorse Romney.
     
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    Yea, that is my thinking. Rubio does carry a lot of weight with the TEA Parties... he's not a 'party' man... he's quite an independent thinker.... which is why I respect him. I like what he had to say about Romney... it confirms other feedback I've had about him.

    I'd like to see Rubio as VP, but I don't think he'd take the job if offered.
     
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    I agree.

    As for VP. I agree also. Rubio is smart enough to know he doesn't have the experience for the job and I doubt he would accept.

    Too bad Barry Boy wasn't that smart.
     
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    I don't think they are - at least not on the important issues... their 10 points.... they are on social issues but, from what I know personally of the TEA Parties, they can differentiate between social and fiscal issues enough to back Romney. I'm not usually that interested in 'endorsements'.... but this one surprised me, I have to say. I thought Rubio wouldn't endorse anyone. I'm pleased that he decided to back Romney.
     
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    While Rubio certainly has the respect and ear of many people, I doubt if he can "deliver" the Tea Party vote.
     

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