Obama Team Gets Ready to Hit Possible VP Candidate Marco Rubio


Despite initial buzz, national pundits insist that U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is not a top tier candidate to end up as Mitt Romney’s running mate on the Republican ticket. But that is not stopping Barack Obama’s team which is taking aim at Rubio, insisting he still has a chance of winding up on the ticket.

“Ever since the GOP presidential campaign started, we've been hearing that the eventual vice presidential pick could be one of Florida's own: Senator Marco Rubio,” Ashley Walker, the head of Obama’s operations in Florida, wrote to supporters in an email sent out on Monday. “With Mitt Romney expected to announce his running mate sometime very soon, we have some work to do.

“You see, we know Marco Rubio -- all the way from his time in the Florida House of Representatives to his election to the U.S. Senate," continued Walker. “But most Americans don't know him -- or the extreme, tried-and-failed policies he'd bring with him to a Romney administration. As Floridians, it's our job to share what we know about Marco Rubio with the rest of Americans.”

Walker urged Obama supporters to compile their thoughts on Rubio at a website -- and she offered a preview of what Rubio can expect if he ends up on the ticket.

“In the Florida State House, Rubio balanced the budget by sticking it to the middle class,” Walker insisted. “And in the Senate, Rubio's led the way on almost every extreme position Mitt Romney has embraced. If chosen as Romney's VP, we can count on Rubio to lead us right back to the failed economic policies of the past. Remember -- this is the guy who called George W. Bush a ‘fantastic’ president.”

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