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Marco Rubio Speaks on Possible VP Nod: ‘5 Years Ago My Dad Was a Bartender, My Mom Was a Maid’

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Marco Rubio is perhaps the most likely candidate to share a ticket with presumptive GOP contender Mitt Romney, but the rising star of the right says his life story breaks with the narrative of Republicans as a party of the wealthy out for their own interests at the expense of average and middle-class Americans.

Rubio sat down with Fox News to discuss his position in the party right now, including the likelihood that the Romney camp will pick the young Florida senator as Romney’s second. Marco Rubio’s rise to prominence in American politics has been swift, and almost kind of evokes a similar feel to the political trajectory of President Barack Obama.

When asked about his newish political clout, Rubio reflects on his family’s circumstances now versus those just a few years ago. He explains:

“I pinch myself because of the understanding that I’ve been blessed with a real rare opportunity that few Americans ever get, to serve their government and their people at this level.”

Rubio continues:

“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 was maid… It was unimaginable that anybody in the next generation would be able to obtain [this level of success.]”

Marco Rubio was also asked by Fox News’ Bret Baier about his potential to help the often-unrelatable Mitt Romney with minority voters. Of Hispanic voters, Rubio says he believes that a Republican candidate is a better way forward than the current president:

“There is something that unites the 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 them? I think it’s going to be Mitt Romney at the end of the day.”

Do you think Marco Rubio can help Mitt Romney outside his demographic of rich white guys?

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13 Responses to “Marco Rubio Speaks on Possible VP Nod: ‘5 Years Ago My Dad Was a Bartender, My Mom Was a Maid’”

  1. Gary Wilmott

    Rubio is ineligible under Article 2 of the Constitution. His parents were Cuban citizens at the time of his birth. Sorry but he is not a NATURAL born citizen. He is a citizen…native born but he is not natural born and thus can never be POTUS or VPOTUS. Of course that didn't stop Obama from usurping the presidency. Don't believe it? Do the research. Read about the Founding Fathers and why they put that specific terminology into the Constitution.

  2. Martha Webber

    If hispanics polititians were so good, how come all the polititian in latin america are hispanics and nonw of those country belong to the first world or second all of them belong to the third world. None of those countries are side by side with the US, Germany, Japan, all of them including mexico have the largest number in the world of people living at.
    "MISERY LEVEL" is not at poverty level is way below that.

  3. Richard Kaminsky

    Not true Gary, I did the research and our forefather's intention was an attempt to allay concerns that foreign aristocrats might immigrate to the new nation and use their wealth and influence to impose a monarchy. The Constitution does not define "natural born Citizen" nor has the Supreme Court ever made a decision on it, but in 1862, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase sent a query to Attorney General Edward Bates and the Attorney General of our country at the time stated "… our constitution, in speaking of natural born citizens, uses no affirmative language to make them such, but only recognizes and reaffirms the universal principle, common to all nations, and as old as political society, that the people born in a country do constitute the nation, and, as individuals, are natural members of the body politic."

    In another opinion, dated September 1, 1862, Bates dealt with a question from the Secretary of State, of whether a person born in the U.S. to two non-citizens, who is taken with them back to their country, could, years later, re-enter the United States as of right, as a U.S. citizen. Bates wrote:

    "I am quite clear in the opinion that children born in the United States of alien parents, who have never been naturalized, are native-born citizens of the United States, and, of course, do not require the formality of naturalization to entitle them to the rights and privileges of such citizenship."

    Concerning Obama he submitted a proper copy of his birth certificate as required, if you question it go to Hawaii and check the public records, but I ask where is Romney's tax records he promised? He lied just like the Republicans are lying to us now.

  4. Erick Blair

    Nice try you birther. But B. Hussein is President and he was born in either in Kenya or Indonesia. Get over it. B. Hussein has to go.

  5. Erick Blair

    It is pointless to argue with the birthers. They are living in a collective fantasy land. They should be ignored and/or ridiculed. No one knows for sure, not even him, where our current President was born and to whom. Yet the birthers want to quote scripture, that is articles of the constitution that have been ignored for a couple of centuries. What wrong with Rubio? These nuts have a death wish.

  6. Anonymous

    for your information,cuba was that country that you are talking about,even the 1940 constitution in many ways was more advance than the usa constitution,the cuban peso went up ten cents over the dollar,,i can go on and on about the cuban prosperity in every branch of life,,in fact no other latin country has ever achieved the highs as cuba did before 1959 even today,none are close to what cuba was before 1959,,,of cause every thing changed when the communist took over,and to prove it,,all you need is to read,,also the usa census every 10 years,well the cuban-american community has achieved in less than fifty year what no other ethnic group has ever done,and i mean in every branch of life,at the end the census said,,cuban-americans,,,self sufficient,,inform your self before coming out like a while animal fill with some thing that appears to be HATE.

  7. Anonymous

    Marco Rubio is neither too young nor not "experienced" enough. Even now, he'd make a better president than Obama, and as Romney's VP the ticket would be very compelling. My family is "for" Governor Romney, and not just voting "against" Obama as the libs and MSM would want everybody to believe.

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