Running with Romney: Sen. Marco Rubio revisited
A look at Florida lawmaker's potential for GOP ticket
- Duration 6:02
- Date Aug 8, 2012
A look at Florida lawmaker's potential for GOP ticket
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The senator Marco Rubio seems to be pretty popular on the stump.
And now being on Mitt Romney short list.
New element of support.
Rubio like all of the short blisters adamantly refuses to come even close to addressing the VP talk.
And I'll discuss it anyway and I'm -- talk about it directly if you wanna make every now I don't like it now a look -- and here's one thing -- should -- governor Ron is gonna make a great choice.
I'm the -- I'm confident in recent weeks rubio has stepped up his rhetoric against President Obama sounding a lot like the attack -- many vice presidential nominees become.
He believes that if you are successful at building a business.
It isn't because you're successful it could you got lucky and you -- it to the government and everybody else is so unique to share your success.
After the unusual move of Mitt Romney personally shooting down a -- story.
Claiming that rubio was not being -- Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process the chatter about rubio -- chances to be on the ticket.
Then seemed to go into overdrive.
It shouldn't be Marco Rubio.
Because the only vice presidential pick that can really affect the vote bush is the Latino vote he is -- -- can't win without Florida we got to have Florida and that he really I think he would.
Energize -- country I think he has a great story from west Miami city commissioner to Florida state house representative.
To the youngest speaker of the Florida house and to a long shot US senate candidate backed by the Tea Party.
What I think this debate should be about is the future of America sent to the Republican front runner in one of the most watched senate races of contact.
Your first trip out.
To a US senator from the spot and now here's something else.
Now you -- on any short list would you say so we're not for vice president.
Do you ever pinch yourself and say.
Holy cow how -- -- I pinch myself.
Because of the understanding that I've been blessed -- real rare opportunity that few Americans ever get to serve their government and the people at this level.
It doesn't escape me that less than half a decade ago my family lived very different circumstances.
My dad was a bartender my mom -- -- -- that was unimaginable that.
Anybody in the next generation will be able to -- them and this is what other people that not you know people it came from where they came from so those things right.
Rubio is -- nation as a politician on the move.
And one who largely credits his success to hard working parents who came to the US from Cuba I think that's a tribute to them no doubt about it.
But I think it's been an even greater tribute to America because it's one of the few societies and all of human history or a story like that.
Would even be possible.
Rubio is a father of four young children.
Also he says a driving force in his life I want to be proud of my service and what I've been able to do here.
-- -- -- hits home a message of fiscal discipline.
And limited government for what we need most from government -- to create an environment that encourages people to go out and start businesses and grow their existing businesses as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the select committee on intelligence.
Senator rubio says the biggest foreign policy issue.
Is American leadership in the world only America can put together the kind of international coalitions that it takes.
To confront everything from human trafficking to the issues revolving Iran and Syria analysts say answers like that.
-- -- rubio is a rising star strong philosophical conservatives will say ability to communicate their message -- in a way that attracts people.
Across the political spectrum.
But -- others say rubio is appeal especially with Latino voters will be very hard for the Romney camp to ignore.
Someone like Marco Rubio that helps you with Hispanics closes that gap in the west but also -- to deliver Florida.
That's it that's a pretty compelling case.
Political case for Marco Rubio being on the ticket -- points out Latinos don't vote as a block.
There is something that -- Hispanic community however.
And that's this burning desire for economic empowerment they desperately want to give their kids every chance.
And every opportunity that they didn't have so the question is -- which one of these two gentlemen that are running has the best idea for -- I think it's going to be even -- at the end of the day.
Before President Obama announced his executive order that stop the deportation of hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants.
Rubio is working on a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act dealing with children of illegal immigrants who served in the US military for get a four year college degree.
It's wrong to play with people's hopes and dreams.
It's wrong to make unrealistic promises to the Hispanic community.
I hope we can find a bipartisan way to deal with is very compelling story of these kids and give these kids a chance to the existing legal immigration system.
To do right what their parents did wrong there are possible negatives.
Charges that surfaced in -- campaign that as speaker of the Florida house he used to state Republican Party credit card for personal expenses.
-- are believed to be resolved and behind -- the Republican Party of Florida never paid my personal expenses.
Never but his close relationship with Miami Republican congressman David Rivera.
Amid allegations that Rivera -- used various offices and campaigns for personal gain.
Raised eyebrows in Washington and reportedly in -- to Cuba rubio doesn't seem to mind who look maybe that's the way things work in Washington but I just.
I don't feel like you should turn your back on friend because.
They're going through difficult times whether those issues are not to keep rubio offer Romney tickets will no in coming days.
But all seemed to -- -- junior senator has one thing.
And also has a relationship with Romney who campaigned for rubio in 2010 and now.
Rubio is returning in the -- -- be a successful president and here's why because he makes great decisions.
This because he's grounded in who he is and more importantly his principles -- -- grounded.
And things that make America different and better.