Hispanics generally see themselves as being "Mexican" or "Cuban" rather than "Hispanic" so I'm not really sure having Cuban-American Rubio on the ticket would help that much amongst Mexicans in New Mexico and Colorado.
(Original post by Made in the USA)
If Romney decides to pick Marco Rubio as vice president I could picture Colorado New Mexico Nevada falling in the GOP column. Florida is already likely to go republican but this would make it a certainty.
Anyway, Rubio has said he doesn't want to be VP. IMO, Rubio thinks Romney is going to lose and that he will have a better chance of winning the nomination in 2016 if he hasn't been running mate on a failed ticket.
I do think Romney has a good chance (and I hope he wins), but honestly I think the following scenario is most likely:
2012: Obama defeats Romney
2016: Andrew Cuomo wins Democrat nomination, defeating Martin O'Malley
2016: Marco Rubio wins Republican nomination, defeating Chris Christie
2016: In November, Rubio defeats Cuomo.
2017: Marco Rubio becomes 45th POTUS and first Hispanic president.
Last edited by Super Cicero; 19-06-2012 at 11:30.