Rubio just isn't a man primed for Presidential politics. Being Hispanic may get you quite far in the Republican Party these days, but he's got corruption in his past and frankly just isn't the right kind of politician that Presidential politics demands. He's a fine Senator, but his isn't the realm of leading.
Republicans Akin-Mourdock, Palin-Limbaugh, Hannity-O'Reilley, Brewer-Martinez
I mean that is a winning ticket.
Democrats: Hillary-Warren, Kaine-Patrick, Castro- Booker, Cuomo-Bennet
Last edited by lamar2006; 11-08-2012 at 04:14 PM.
Here's an article I'm reading on the matter for anybody interested:
Last edited by Longhornfan1234; 11-08-2012 at 04:38 PM.
Originally Posted by justinnum1
Wade will be a lot better next season now that he got knee surgery. Hate on. - 7/31/2012
The only real snag would be the fact that the 22nd Amendment says "elected more than twice." A strict reading would seem to indicate that a VP would not get into the White House via election but rather succession. However, I think the Supreme Court would take a broader understanding of "elected" since all VPs are elected as part of a ticket. Thus, the VP would be indirectly elected into the office of President. However, I don't think this is a bar on VP's being elected despite being ineligible to succeed since the 22nd Amendment says nothing about VP eligibility.
So there's my prediction for the logic, and the real reason I think that's the way it would go is because the Supreme Court avoids constitutional issues if a remedy can be fashioned in another way. This interpretation would be effectively splitting the baby - allowing the former President to serve in an office since there is no explicit bar on that while also disallowing his succession.
But that's just one guy's opinion. Guessing what the Supreme Court will do is like guessing what Gwyneth Paltrow will name her next kid.
Christie/Rice vs Cuomo/Castro
However if Hillary runs, she's got it wrapped up