“Many people who come here illegally are doing exactly what we would do if we lived in a country where we couldn’t feed our families,” Rubio writes in his memior, An American Son, which went on sale today. “If my kids went to sleep hungry every night and my country didn’t give me an opportunity to feed them, there isn’t a law, no matter how restrictive, that would prevent me from coming here.”
Ooh, that’s going to hurt his intrade numbers. I think Rubio just shot his VP nomination in the foot. The fear of picking someone too bold still haunts the GOP.
Latinos are underrepresented in swing states and remember that the immigrants in Rubio’s home state of Florida are largely Cuban, who tend to vote more conservative anyway.
Also, WaPo: Marco Rubio isn’t being seriously vetted by Romney campaign, adviser confirms.
[Edit: Nevermind. WaPo: Romney: Marco Rubio is being seriously vetted as possible vice presidential choice.
Double Edit: John Avlon says Romney lying about vetting Rubio for VP. Haha. What the hell, Romney campaign.]
I’m going to go ahead and put my money down on Paul Ryan, whom I already have going on in a private bet. I’m a little hesitant because he doesn’t have great foreign policy cred, but economics is a bigger debate topic this year than foreign policy. And I think he has higher name recognition than Rob Portman.
I haven’t been through many primaries in my adult life. I’ll be a little impressed if i’m right.
We will see by the RNC convention on August 27.