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  •  Rubio is a child playing a grownup's game... (9+ / 0-)

    I'm not impressed at all with his so-called political skills...


    by LordMike on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 05:28:45 AM PDT

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    •  He'll have a hard enough time winning in 2016 (4+ / 0-)

      for reelection, let alone the Republican nomination. He's going to have to take a lot of positions that will make him unelectable with a large portion of a presidential year electorate in Florida. He's in for a rude awakening when he doesn't win the nomination in 2016 because he's too moderate and then runs into the buzzsaw of a Clinton coalition.

      •  Don't have to wait for 2016 (2+ / 0-)
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        sawgrass727, LordMike

        Seeing how he straddles the immigration debate will be hillarious.  At first he was at the forefront, but this weekend he was talking down expectations enormously citing Obama's poor negotiating skills during the sutdown/default.

        I think there's a minimal chance he tries to please so many diffrent entiies he votes to pass a law that has Rubio himself deported.

        On a semi-(un)related note, sometimes I wonder if debate question one for all 2014 races should be "do you know what the meaning of negotiate is?"

        "What if you're on a game show one day and the name of some random New Jersey state senator is the only thing between you and several thousand dollars? And you'll think to yourself, "if only I had clapped faster." - sapelcovits

        by rdw72777 on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 06:08:57 AM PDT

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      •  Who are the Dems that can knock off this upstart? (1+ / 0-)
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        How did rubio and gov scott win? I dont understand.

        •  It was 2010. Dems stayed home, while . . . (2+ / 0-)
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          LordMike, Odysseus

          . . . legions of curmudgeons showed up. The 2016 electorate will be very different from that!

          30, chick, Jewish, solid progressive, NY-14 currently, FL-22 native, went to school in IL-01. "'Let's talk about health care, Mackenzie!' 'Oh Amanda, I'd rather not; that's not polite!'"

          by The Caped Composer on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 10:19:52 AM PDT

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    •  Have another sip of water, Rubio (1+ / 0-)
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      “The meaning of life is to find it.”

      by ArcticStones on Mon Oct 21, 2013 at 07:55:16 AM PDT

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