In an effort by the GOP establishment to give a final push to Mitt Romney [Unlink]
in the primaries, former President George H. W. Bush [Unlink]
will appear on Thursday in Texas at a public event with the candidate. The appearance was preceded late on Wednesday by the support of Senator Marco Rubio [Unlink]
, the young Republican politician more protection and that leads all the pools to choose for vice president.
The Bush clan is turning to Romney. Last week, Jeff Bush, former governor of Florida and heavyweight political elite Republican, and took the step of asking to vote for Romney and segerir that the other candidates should withdraw from the race because given the delegates count only the former governor of Massachusetts can reach the 1,144 required. Also his brother, George W. Bush has privately supported this support, but has not made any public statement. Days ago, their mother, Barbara Bush [Unlink]
defended the favorite candidate and regretted that the campaign has become "the worst" he has ever seen.
Although the effect is questionable election may incur some of these "endorsements", their accumulation is establishing a clear push these days. It also seems clear that Romney gets the benefit of the step forward taken by Marco Rubio, someone on the rise within the party and with great descent from the Hispanic vote.
The Florida senator criticized the efforts of Rick Santorum [Unlink]
and Newt Gingrich [Unlink]
to fight to Romney, and only when this is ready to add the necessary delegates. In your opinion, want to force to reach the August convention with the unresolved issue "is a recipe for disaster." "It is increasingly clear evidence that Mitt Romney will be the Republican nominee. And I have no doubt that as a conservative rule, "he said.
Star of "Tea Party"
Rubio came to the Senate in the legislative conservative wave of 2010, as one of the stars of the Tea Party. Has moderated somewhat since his speech and is serving as a bridge between those activists and the establisment of the party.
That and the son of Cuban, fluent Castilian, Rubio is a great value to form electoral ticket with Romney. "I do not think I will ask to be the nominee for vice president," he insisted when asked about it. "It will not happen," he said, with negative actually not close any doors. Rubio himself has advanced to June the publication of his memoirs ("An American Son"), when he was scheduled to leave in October. Romney described the day before with three words: "the American dream."
Strategists agree that Romney is lagging far 44% of the Hispanic vote that stands as a requirement to win the presidency. Compared with 67% support having Barack Obama, his opponent has only 25% of Latino Republican vote. A recent survey of Univision, said that 60% of Hispanics in Florida and 25% of Hispanics in the U.S. set more likely to vote Republican if the candidate figure Rubio.