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Endorse This: With Friends Like Santorum, Rubio Doesn’t Need Enemies

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Marco Rubio has won the endorsement of recently dropped-out candidate Rick Santorum — but he might not want to have Santorum out there as his main surrogate, after an appearance Thursday on Morning Joe.

After Santorum had touted Rubio as a “born leader” in his endorsement, Joe and Mika asked him a simple question: Could he name Rubio’s top accomplishment in the Senate?

And then after Rick bluntly said, “I guess it’s hard to say there are accomplishments” when there’s so much gridlock in Washington, Scarborough turned up the heat: Could he name even one accomplishment?

After much hemming and hawing — like saying that Rubio has been too busy running for president — Santorum said: “The bottom line is there isn’t a lot of accomplishments, Joe, and I just don’t think it’s a fair question to say.”

Wow, that was painful.

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  1. Independent1 February 4, 2016

    Maybe Rubio’s biggest Senate accomplishment is his working to be away from his job and missing as many votes as possible. Here’s a little on that from Politico:

    Some excerpts:

    Rubio has skipped votes during high-profile fights over national security, trade, energy and education policy. He has missed private hearings during a critical stage in the Iran talks, a public forum on China and a private briefing on the U.S. strategy on the Islamic State. Last month, a California congressional candidate tweeted a picture with Rubio in Los Angeles on the same day the Florida senator missed a closed-door Foreign Relations Committee session on Iran and a procedural vote on the Export-Import Bank’s future, a flash point in the presidential campaign.

    As the Florida Republican has catapulted to the top tier of the crowded GOP presidential field, Rubio has been absent more often than other senators seeking the White House. Since announcing his run in mid-April, Rubio has missed 42 votes, more than a third of roll calls on the Senate floor.

    At last week’s Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Marco Rubio attacked the Obama administration for failing to secure the release of American hostages in Iran.
    But in May, when he had a chance to vote for a symbolic resolution calling for the hostages’ release, Rubio was 1,000 miles away from the Capitol — in Coral Gables, Florida, raising money for his presidential campaign.

    For more; go here:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/marco-rubio-2016-job-senator-absentee-120643

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  2. Dizcuzted February 4, 2016

    During Marco Rubio’s illustrious career, he has managed to accomplish nothing. Why anyone would think he would make a good President is completely beyond me, the man has shown time and again by his actions that he simply doesn’t like to work. He can’t even manage his own household budget. He’s a sloth and a dolt, and a willing shill for his corporate paymasters.

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    1. FireBaron February 4, 2016

      Don’t hold back like this, Diz. Tell us how you really feel.

      Actually, I agree with you. Unfortunately for the GOP they really have no one who has me convinced he (or she) would be a better option than either Bernie or Hillary.
      Trump – bully and thug who stomps his feet and yells when he doesn’t get his way
      Cruz – a career politician (since he worked as counsel on Gore v. Bush), bringing his holier-than-thou to the campaign
      Rubio – a poseur who cannot balance a checkbook and has a shorter list of accomplishments than Michelle Bachman showed in her career
      Bush – some guy who people thought was the smarter brother. Has all the charisma of a display at a fish market. If he doesn’t pick up traction by South Carolina, no matter how well he does in Florida, he won’t have a chance.
      Carson – probably the smartest guy up on the platform. Unfortunately his history as a brilliant neurosurgeon doesn’t mean he knows how to fix a car or run a country
      Christie – The best I can say is “Trump Lite” except he does have experience running a state and picking up after Trump’s mess in New Jersey
      Kasich – Probably the closest thing to a qualified candidate in the whole race. His major failing – he was the architect of a significant portion of GWB’s economic and tax policies, and we all saw how well they worked.
      Fiorina – somehow she believes tanking at least two corporations qualifies her to be President.

      Now that Paul, Santorum and Huckabee have removed themselves from the campaign we may see some action. Huckabee’s natural constituents will probably gravitate toward either Carson or Cruz. Even though Santorum has endorsed Rubio, his natural constituents will also be more like Huck’s. Paul, well I can see his people going for his fellow “dark horse” Kasich.

      Once New Hampshire is done, I expect to see one or two more of the ramoras drop off the big sharks.

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      1. Cloudherder February 5, 2016

        Huckabee and Santorum didn’t do as well this time because that generation is dying. I wonder if anyone ever thought of that?

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    2. Otto Greif February 4, 2016

      Good points, he’s a lot like Obama.

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      1. JPHALL February 4, 2016

        More like Cruz!

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      2. Cloudherder February 5, 2016

        You know that isn’t true Otto. You just have to be a sheep, as always.

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  3. Cloudherder February 5, 2016

    Marco Rubio has been called lazy and all talk … And this is by his OWN side of the aisle.

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  4. I of John February 5, 2016

    Mario seems to be in perpetual fast forward. He needs to build up a record of achievements. The man has a nearly blank resume. Sure he’s proven that he can get elected but that aint the job he is bucking for.

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  5. I of John February 5, 2016

    Mario is in perpetual fast-forward. He needs to build up a record of achievements. We can’t elect people with a blank resume. We need to see what kind of track record we’re looking at here. It isnt just about knowing how to get elected.

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