Being a pander monkey is NOT going to help you, Mitt
Facing a crushing defeat by President Obama with the Latino community, Mitt Romney has been found in the presence of one of the most conservative Latinos in the country this past week: Marco Rubio.
But Marco Rubio is not well liked among a number of folks. You might be surprised who.
First of all: Latinos:
A poll released by Project New America and Public Policy Polling found that rumored vice presidential possibility Marco Rubio is not going to get Romney any additional support from Latino voters.
The poll was conducted from April 16-18 and surveyed 1,059 likely Hispanic voters in Florida, Nevada and New Mexico. The poll asked Hispanics their thoughts on a Democratic presidential ticket of Barack Obama and Joe Biden versus a Republican ticket of Mitt Romney and Rubio, the Florida senator, Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada or Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico.
In all three states, the poll results showed strong Hispanic support for Obama over Romney. Because most Hispanic voters generally have a negative opinion of Romney, “Republicans won’t be able to make up ground with Hispanic voters by simply nominating a Hispanic vice presidential candidate,” said Kill Hanauer, President and CEO of Project New America.
Maybe it’s not just Mitt Romney they don’t like. Maybe it’s Marco Rubio himself. Here are some amazing quotes about Rubio from just a couple of years ago:
“Rubio has proved he is just another typical politician who uses his public office for personal gain and only comes clean once caught.”
“With each passing day, voters are beginning to see the real Speaker Rubio, a tax raising Miami lobbyist-politician who has used public office for personal gain and political donations as a personal slush fund.”
“This Marco Rubio is a wheeling and dealing Miami lobbyist and politician, always trying to scam the system for his personal benefit.”
“Instead of answering all of the many questions surrounding his questionable spending habits, Speaker Rubio instead continues to do the Rubio hustle and refuses to release his tax returns in a timely manner.”
What Democrat uttered these scathing words of derision? It wasn’t a Democrat at all, in fact.
It was Mitt Romney’s national press secretary Andrea Saul.
Do these guys know about the internet and LexisNexis? Sometimes I really wonder.
[Image credit: Marco Rubio official government website]