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Krauthammer: Rubio will be VP Whether He Wants To or Not

Mitt Romney’s campaign may be making Marco Rubio a Godfather-style offer he can’t refuse.

Conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer said yesterday on Inside Washington that, “if Rubio passes the vetting process, he is the obvious choice.” If he refuses the position, Krauthammer said he will wake up to, “find a horse’s head in his bed. The next day he will accept the position.”

Krauthammer’s mafia laden remarks come just  a few days after Florida Senator Marco Rubio firmly said he would refuse primary candidate Mitt Romney if he selected him as his running mate. “I don’t want to be vice president,” he said in an interview with Major Garrett of the National Journal.

He pointed Romney toward other potential VP candidates, instead, saying, “The bigger point is we’ve got a lot of really talented people out there that Mitt Romney can get to pick from,” he said. “And I think a lot, Senator Rob Portman would be a phenomenal choice for vice president, that’s where I would encourage him to look because I’m enjoying my service in the senate.”

Despite Rubio’s adamant refusal to consider the second-highest position in the nation, his fans have not stopped advocating for his selection. According to a CNN/ORC poll taken April 13-15, Rubio took 14 percent of the vote among likely Republican voters, second only to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former primary candidate Rick Santorum. Among voters who identified themselves as Tea Party supporters, Rubio was the clear favorite with 22 percent of the vote.

The truth of the matter is Romney will need to choose a Vice President who can mobilize reluctant Evangelical Republicans and Tea Partiers. Romney failed to win these voters in the deep south, and Romney will have to make a smart VP decision to turn them out to vote in November. This may mean selecting Tea Party favorite, Marco Rubio.

In the end, Rubio may have little choice in the matter.

“Romney’s not going to take no for an answer. We have ways, we Republicans,” Krauthammer said.

So,  Marco Rubio, if you get a call from NJ Governor and Mitt Romney sidekick Chris Christie, you should probably take it.

 

 

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