The Senator from the State of Florida Marco Rubio [Unlink]
announced his support for the candidacy of Mitt Romney [Unlink]
to represent the Republican Party in the November presidential election. Rubio is the latest personality Romney Republican support, which reinforces its image as a candidate inevitable.
"It is increasingly clear that Mitt Romney is the nominee of the Republican Party," Rubio said in a program of television channel FOX News. "I'll give my support for Mitt Romney, offers a sharp contrast with the history of the president."
The endorsement came just hours Rubio after the former President George H. W. Bush (1979 - 1983) announced his support for Romney. Another member of the family, Jeb Bush [Unlink]
, former governor of Florida and brother of former President George W. Bush (2000 - 2008), revealed that his name added to the list of GOP figures who bet on the former governor. Romney also has the support of members of the Tea Party as Senator for the State of South Carolina Jim DeMint [Unlink]
or billionaire Donald Trump.
Rubio, a descendant of Cuban immigrants and senator from 2010 legislative elections, said he is convinced that Romney will preside over the country as a conservative and that its role will be better than Obama has played so far.
"I think all the candidates in these primaries have many things to be proud of," Rubio acknowledged to attack immediately after Obama, calling it "disastrous president."Senator, one of the GOP figures with the greatest impact on national policy, also said the primaries taking place since last January to elect a presidential candidate, and criticized the lack of support around a single candidate.
"I have no problem with the primaries, but I think we are in a time when at least two candidates have openly admitted that the only way they can win the nomination is for the convention in Tampa in August" Rubio said, referring to Ron Paul [Unlink]
and Newt Gingrich [Unlink]
, who threaten to take their electoral commitment to the Republican convention in late summer. "I do not think that's any good. Nobody will convince me that an open conflict at the convention is the recipe for winning in November. The contrary, I think it's a recipe for disaster."
And one of the formulas you might consider the Republican Party to contest the election of Obama could include Rubio as a candidate for vice president, appealing directly to a vote of the Hispanic community. While the senator has increased its profile in national politics and help his party regain the votes of a group of voters that could decide who is president-especially in key states like Florida, Rubio continues to deny that want to occupy the position. "I do not think I will ask to be the vice presidential candidate," he told Fox
"It will not happen. Obviously I'm flattered that people think about me like that," he added MSNBC. "There are many things I still want to do as a U.S. senator and I enjoy that work."One day before Rubio announced his decision, Romney was asked on TV Jay Leno's what the senator thinks: "It's the American dream," he replied.
For Romney finally become a candidate would benefit from a fellow like Rubio to regain the trust of the Hispanic electorate. The Republican Party has moved away from the Latino community since adopting such harsh policies against illegal immigration, which led to laws like Arizona or Alabama, and his rejection of the Dream Act bill, which was intended to regularize undocumented students.
According to a poll released last January by the ABC and the Latino Decisions group, 60% of Hispanic Republicans in Florida would vote for the candidate of this party if accompanied by Rubio as his running mate. Nationally, 13% of the Hispanic vote for a Republican candidate in that case and another 12% would vote "almost certainly" for them.
However, the Republican Party should still convince a significant percentage of voters in the Hispanic community, since the same poll found that 67% of Hispanics would vote for the president to compete against Romney, and he would only have 25% of the vote.Experts say the GOP needs 40% of the Hispanic vote if he is to Obama's reelection.