If those of us in Florida had a dime for every time Marco Rubio denied that he would be a VP candidate, or wanted to be the VP candidate, we'd be knee deep in green in the Sunshine State. (Rick Scott and the legislature would probably still be cutting everything in sight, but someone would be cashing in.)
Marco has been saying "Who me? No, no, really, not me." since long before it occurred to anyone to ask, and rarely a day goes by when we aren't reminded by Rubio himself that being VP is the last thing that should occur to anyone!
Not that everyone thinks that he would be a disaster I suppose, but there are plenty who know he wasn't ready for the U.S. Senate, much less ready as a VP candidate. He had enough trouble while he was serving in the legislature in Florida (just ask investigators) before he even expanded his horizons to Washington in the first place. Besides, it's going to take a lot more than his last ditch effort at rewriting his new Dream On Dream Act.
Now it seems there's one more critic to add to the bunch who say Rubio isn't qualified, and let's just say this one is really going to hurt.
Ouch. Pot, meet the kettle of disaster.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would not be a wise pick for number two on the GOP ticket this year, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told CNN Saturday.
"Rubio's resume does not reflect someone prepared to confront serious and dangerous issues that our country faces as president," Gonzales said.
Rubio might generate interest among Latinos "for the first 12 hours if selected for the number two spot, but that won't last," Gonzales said.
The Republican Party should do more to court Latinos, Gonzales said.
I think Gonzales is being much too kind to Rubio.
From what I'm hearing in Florida, the chances of Rubio generating Latino interest for 12 hours would be a long shot.