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  • One mistake people make is equating Cubans and Hispanics. The Miami Cubans are not representative of the Hispanic population and he wouldn’t help the Republicans with the non Cuban population. The initial of Cubans after the revolution represented the 1% of Cuba and were in part responsible for that revolution.
    That said while I may disagree with him the comparison to Palin is absurd. He is an intelligent and knowledgeable person – Sarah Palin is an intelligent snake oil salesman with little knowledge.

  • zephyr

    Romney could do worse. Given the rest of the field he could do a LOT worse.

  • The_Ohioan

    What’s wrong with Sarah? She has all of Rubio’s qualities (or he has hers) and she’s a woman besides. And she’s been through a national debate and campaign.

    Of course Sarah wouldn’t appeal to Latinos, but Latinos are only 10 percent of the population and Cubans are only 10 percent of Latinos and are in the Republican camp anyway.

    I would think Sarah’s financial shark proclivities would appeal to Romney.

  • The_Ohioan

    S/B barracuda proclivities. Sorry.

  • slamfu

    The problem with Palin is that she is a terrible public speaker, largely because she rarely seems to know what she is talking about. She’s got a few talk points that she can deliver with her Momma Grizzly flourish but that’s about it.

  • zephyr

    “largely because she rarely seems to know what she is talking about”

    Well, she has that in common with much of the GOP, she just doesn’t disguise it as well.

  • slamfu

    I think it lets her fit right in with:

    Donal Trump – Captain of the Birther Brigade

    Michelle Bachmann – HPV vacination data from a passing stranger

    Herman Cain – Uzbeki-beki-beki-stan-stan foreign policy guru

    Rick Santorum – Netherlands euthanasia expert

    Newt Gingrich – Moon bases are a good idea, and FOX was mean to me.

    Romney – Tax rich people less and remove regulations to fix the economny. Wait, what? We did that already? What happened?

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