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Monday June 4, 2012

RUBIO WATCH:  Dems Say Rubio on GOP Ticket “Insult to Hispanic Community”

RUBIO WATCH:  Dems Say Rubio on GOP Ticket “Insult to Hispanic Community”

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Just in case you were thinking Democratic political strategists were nervous of a Romney-Rubio GOP ticket – they are not. 

This weekend Democratic senior campaign adviser, David Axelrod went as far as to say that putting Florida Senator Marco Rubio on the ticket would be “an insult to the Hispanic community.”

While chatting with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, Axelrod felt putting Senator Rubio on the Republican ticket would not overcome Latinos displeasure with Romney’s position on immigration and his pledge to veto the DREAM act. 

“I think it would be an insult to the Hispanic community to choose Senator Rubio if he thinks that that is somehow — if Governor Romney thinks that’s sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he’s taken . . . I don’t think Marco Rubio will exonerate Governor Romney for the very, very extreme positions that he’s taken on immigration,” 

Axelrod stated according to the National Review

Several political polls show that the selection of the Cuban-American Senator as a VP candidate would not make a big difference to voters and would do little to boost Romney’s standing.