A Masterpiece In The Making? February 29, 2012Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Arizona, Marco Rubio, Michigan, Republican nomination, Romney
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A big night for Mitt Romney. Winning a close one is his home state of Michigan was far more important than the substantial victory he won in Arizona. The optics of losing your home state would have added an unwanted and unneeded complication to an already hard fight. A fight that has been made difficult by Romney himself. As I said in an earlier post, prior to the primary season kicking off, I believed Romney only had to do two things to lock up the nomination and the presidency; admit RomneyCare was a mistake and pick the right VP running mate.
So far Romney has defended his Massachusetts healthcare mandate and that has killed him with the conservatives. Yes he says he will repeal Obamacare and while that’s enough for me to move on with the issue, it has stuck in the craw of the Tea Party and other hard core conservatives.
Romney’s calculated plan to stay as centrist as possible while trying to win the Right’s nomination is a risky proposition. He is well aware that everything he says and does during the nomination race can and will come back to bite him when Obama unleashes the hounds. Romney and his people know he needs the Independents to break his way by at least 10% if he’s going to have a chance at beating Obama.
It’s a precarious tightrope walk indeed. The fact he hasn’t broken out against the republican challengers is testimony to how close he is to that line. But that is politics. As ugly and unseemly a profession, when done correctly, it can be an art form.
So is Mitt painting a masterpiece or a clever forgery?
I recommended Paul Ryan as a running mate in my earlier post. My first choice, Marco Rubio, had already come out strongly against accepting anyone’s VP nod so I left him out. But this is war and we need the best of the best on the field when the battle to beat Obama begins. I think a Romney/Rubio ticket is our best team. I really can’t find any negatives. Rubio brings so much to the table and fills the weak chinks in Romney’s armor (Hispanic vote, Tea Party vote, guaranteed Florida win). Add the fact they both are well spoken, exude confident leadership and they and their families are easy on the eyes and you’ve got a ticket that must be giving David Axelrod some sleepless in Chicago nights.
It’s never over till it’s over but when Mitt accepts the nomination in Tampa this summer and names his running mate, we’ll know if this work in progress is the real deal or just a fancy paint-by- numbers facsimile.
Don’t let this art critic down Mitt.
Vice President Rubio October 28, 2011Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Marco Rubio, Vice President
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Last fall, when Marco Rubio was running for the Senate, I attended a town hall meeting and was fortunate to get my picture taken with the future Senator. I’ll admit I wanted the photo because I truly think Rubio will be President one day and this would be my best shot at ever attaining photographic immortality.
The Left has already decided Rubio presents the greatest threat to their plan of returning Obama to the White House in 2012. And they’re right. A Vice President Rubio run will guarantee victory for any Republican nominee. So the vile left, led by the Washington Post has already jumped on the smear campaign and attacked Rubio for comments made regarding his families’ exodus from Cuba. At worst Rubio’s words could be described as misconstrued. Careful examination of the actual sentence can be interpreted several ways and of course the Post has interpreted them to fit their narrative. The Left is scared to death of Rubio and they should be. When we take over the White House and both houses of Congress, the stench of rotting liberal carcasses will be a sweet smell indeed.
Marco Rubio for Senate September 27, 2010Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: 2010, Boynton Beach, FL, Marco Rubio, Tea Party
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There really are special people in this world and I just met one of them today. It’s so cool to meet someone whose unique charisma, charm and inner spirit undeniably sets them apart from the rest of us.
Marco Rubio is one of those people.
Rubio, running for the US senate, made a town hall stop in my little ‘burg of Boynton Beach to a group of supporters crammed into a Duffy’s Sports bar. His fifteen minute speech was an extemporaneous rally cry for all who can’t wait to make the real ‘change we can believe in’ this Fall. He’s a dynamic speaker whose youthful good looks and killer smile will only add to the future Presidential material chatter that is already floating around out there. Believe me, when the rest of America sees what I saw today, they’ll be shouting “Rubio para el Presidente!”
Quantifiable proof – Crist is in trouble here in Florida. February 24, 2010Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Charlie Crist, Marco Rubio, poll numbers, republican
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An article from The St. Petersburg Times puts the numbers in perspective with a sum that just doesn’t add up for Charlie Crist. The governor’s poll numbers have him trailing the upstart Marco Rubio for the Senate race. “Rubio was leading Crist by 18 percentage points — 54 percent to 36 percent — among likely Republican primary voters, according to a Feb. 18 Rasmussen Reports poll with a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.”
To add insult to injury, Crist’s campaign staff is starting to bail. “Political director Pablo Diaz, one of the first two staff members hired for the Senate campaign, is departing at the end of the month for “a new opportunity.” Sean Doughtie, a well-regarded new media consultant who had worked with Crist for years, stopped working for the campaign at the end of January.” “The campaign was going in a different direction,” said Doughtie.”
My Dream Team December 16, 2009Posted by Fritz in Yachts and other things that float.
Tags: Alan West, conservatives, Marco Rubio, Michael Steele, RNC, Sarah Palin
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Ok Republican National Committee, stop the freakin’ calls already. Oh I know, I gave to the cause in the past when I didn’t know how badly you were managing the right side of the political aisle. But now I know and I’m not giving you anymore money. Like I said in a previous post I am giving directly to the conservative candidates that I believe deserve my money. Shock of all shocks my RNC friends——-but I think I know better how to spend my hard earned dollars when it comes to supporting conservative causes.
Oh yeah, I’m a Tea Partyer…Your next big headache. Without us we’ll all have another 4 years of Hussein Jugears…so you’d better wise up and realize the tide has turned.
Note to Michael Steele: You need us more than we need you. Sure you have the infrastructure and the established jobs but we have the people and they’re joining us faster than ever thanks to the current administration. It won’t take much to create a formidable candidate that will screw up your plans. Sarah Palin has the chops and so does Alan West…and there’s this guy named Marco here in Florida who has Charlie Crist quaking in his RINO Gucci’s.
Hey all my liberal friends…..look at that,
a woman, a black man and a Hispanic…not bad for the ‘party of hate’.
Second note to Steele: You’d better hire better phone solicitors. The one that called me quit without a fight and hung up.