Marco Rubio Prepping For GOP VP Selection?

Rubio's words certainly don't match his recent actions. From Adam C. Smith and Alex Leary at the Tampa Bay Times:

For a guy who keeps insisting he has no interest in being vice president, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be feverishly positioning himself for the job.

Rubio this month took the unusual step of asking the Florida Ethics Commission to close out a complaint that he misused Republican Party and campaign money "to subsidize his lifestyle" while in the Legislature.

His political committee has spent more than $40,000 for investigators to research for negative attacks that could surface against him.

And last week the Florida senator announced he is rushing publication of his memoir to June from February. That will help him frame his story before a presumably less-flattering unauthorized biography is released in July and will ensure him waves of publicity before the Republican National Convention in Tampa in August.

No one is mentioned more often as a strong choice for a Republican running mate than Rubio. Young, charismatic and Hispanic, he would add a wow factor to the ticket, but also bring the polish, substance and political savvy that Sarah Palin lacked in 2008.

"He is the best orator of American politics today, a good family man. He is not only a consistent conservative, but he has managed to find a way to communicate a conservative message full of hope and optimism," Jeb Bush told a Pittsburgh reporter last week, calling Rubio the best pick for vice president.


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