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.

 

Comments

Comments

  1. [...] If Rubio refuses VP slot he'll “find a horse’s head in his bed" Romney demurs on VP search with Rubio at his side [...]

Polititainment

Joe Biden's first Instagram photo

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram -- and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Celebrate Tax Day with this ditty

What better way to celebrate curse Tax Day than with a little toe-tapping, finger-snapping ditty that perfectly describes how we all feel about the Internal Revenue Service?

Joy Behar roasts Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) may need some ice for a few burns he sustained from former "The View" host Joy Behar, as the comedian delivered an awkward roast of the 2016 presidential hopeful.

Boehner tears up at Taco Bell event

It wasn't because of the salsa, or the deliciousness of a Cheesy Gordita Crunch or anything -- it was just for the kids.

Rob Lowe: libertarian?

Actor Rob Lowe made some libertarian-tinged remarks in The New York Times Magazine this Sunday regarding his political beliefs.

White House

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

Republicans renew fight against Obamacare as Sebelius resigns

FOX NEWS -- Republicans responded to news of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' resignation from the Obama administration on Thursday with fresh calls to repeal the president's health care law.

Read more at FOX News.

David Ortiz selfie with Obama could mean the end to WH selfies

Everyone loves taking a good selfie, even President Barack Obama. However, after Red Sox player David Ortiz snapped a pic with POTUS last week, selifes may be banned from the White House.

White House runs ‘victory lap’ after 7M ObamaCare sign-ups, Republicans renew repeal fight

FOX NEWS -- While continuing to face deep skepticism from Republicans, President Obama and his team ran a victory lap of sorts Tuesday after declaring that more than 7 million people signed up for health insurance on the ObamaCare exchanges before the midnight deadline.

Read more at FOX News.

White House: MLB opening day petition no home run

POLITICO -- The White House marked Major League Baseball’s opening day with an intentional pass — suggesting Monday that the Americans who have petitioned that the first day of the season become a national holiday take their requests to Congress.

Read more at POLITICO.

Congress

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.

House passes Ryan's budget plan

The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Harry Reid's Koch-fueled meltdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been in a Koch-fueled rage, seizing moments left and right (mostly from the left) to bash Charles and David Koch.