Apparently, Mitt Romney had no interest in Marco Rubio as a Vice President. Despite, the GOP’s significant troubles with Latino Voters and it’s persistent lack of diversity, Mitt Romney saw no need to even vet Marco Rubio for consideration. But All of That has changed, NOW! The Romney Campaign has endured a blistering few hours of disgust, from those within the Republican Party, as it announced that it wasn’t considering the rising star. They have since reversed their previous disinterest in Marco Rubio.
Last Week, when President Obama announced that he will no longer permit the deportation of children or young adults brought into the country illegally, he was hailed as a hero. Crowds of occasionally sobbing and overwhelmingly enthused young people were shown on the nightly news broadcasts. It put the GOP in a difficult bind to explain the harshness of it’s primary rhetoric, towards immigration and proposals like the Dream Act. Marco Rubio has been the party’s most prominent Latino representative. The unpopularity of the GOP’s harsh immigration positions, have made his visibility even more important. Announcing that Romney was never even considering Marco Rubio was immediately seen as an insult and politically suicidal for a party, already suffering from the withering blows of rejection from the Latino community.
Stunned by the ignorance of such an obvious political error, party leaders from Michele Bachman onward, urged the Romney campaign to rethink Rubio. In the last 18 minutes, Mitt Romney has suddenly announced that he is indeed vetting Marco Rubio. In response to claims that those in his own campaign were reporting that Rubio was not in contention, Romney said; “I can’t imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process,” “The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process