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Marco Rubio weighs in on ’12 prez field

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Rubio, on who he’d support for POTUS in ’12: “Well, there are a lot of people out there that we’re lucky enough that are in our movement that potentially are interested in doing that. … I think [ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R)] was a great candidate the last time around. You have the person I supported the last time, [ex-AR Gov.] Mike Huckabee [R], who could potentially still run again. You have [ex-AK] Governor [Sarah] Palin [R], who is traveling…

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Marco Rubio weighs in on ’12 prez field

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Rubio, on who he’d support for POTUS in ’12: “Well, there are a lot of people out there that we’re lucky enough that are in our movement that potentially are interested in doing that. … I think [ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R)] was a great candidate the last time around. You have the person I supported the last time, [ex-AR Gov.] Mike Huckabee [R], who could potentially still run again. You have [ex-AK] Governor [Sarah] Palin [R], who is traveling…

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Charlie Crist vs. Marco Rubio a proxy for Club for Growth vs. Tea Party

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From the Frum Forum’s Steve Bell: One thing political parties and partisans seem never to learn: the purer you are, the more you lose. The divisions of Red and Green parties in ancient Rome, where heads literally rolled, have manifested themselves in the blog beheadings by the two greatest proponents of purity in American politics today: the “progressive” left of the Democratic Party and the “purifier” forces in the Republican Party. So far, the great achievements of these two forces…

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Charlie Crist was one of 6 finalists for John McCain’s VP

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The book The Battle for America 2008: The Story of an Extraordinary Election reports that Gov. Charlie Crist was among six finalists to become John McCain’s running mate, according to an excerpt today in the Washington Post. Today’s story, adapted from the book by Dan Balz and Haynes Johnson, says: Eventually, McCain narrowed his choices to six finalists. In addition to Sarah Palin, they were independent-Democratic Sen. Joseph Lieberman; McCain’s former rival, Mitt Romney; Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty; New York…

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Susan MacManus: Path to the White House runs through the Senate

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From the Washington Examiner: South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford’s diminished political fortunes are shifting the field for prospective 2012 presidential candidates, with a sudden vacancy on the Republican Party’s short list. “It’s way too early to talk sensibly about the 2012 field, but that’s no reason not to do it,” said Cal Jillson, a political scientist at Southern Methodist University. Sanford’s admission of an affair Wednesday after a bizarre four-day absence from public duties effectively deprives Republicans of a promising…

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