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Alberto Gonzales: Rubio lacks the "wisdom" to be VP

Yeesh. Did Marco Rubio do something to antagonize the first Hispanic Attorney General? Alberto Gonzales has dismissed the notion of Marco Rubio for vice president before, and now he's at it again. Here's an excerpt from his interview to air in a few minutes on CNN’s John King, USA:
GONZALES: If I were the nominee the person I would look to put on the ticket would be the person I know -- they want -- could be as president. As I look at the slate of candidates, there are a number of good people from the Republican Party who have more experience (than Marco Rubio) and would be better suited on day one and if you combine that with the principle that I don’t think Hispanics are going to vote for a nominee based upon who is number two on the ticket. I think it behooves Governor Romney to look at other candidates. ...
KING: But what you’ve said in the past, you’ve just hinted at it in more diplomatic language right now is you don’t think he meets the number one test to be ready to be president, why?
GONZALES: Again he’s extremely talented and I honor his service. But I think the job of president, and I’ve seen it first hand - how hard it can be. And how important it is to have someone with wisdom. Wisdom comes from experience. It comes from living, comes from success, comes from failure. And I think the country needs to have people in positions of leadership who have that level of experience that’s important to serve effectively as president and as vice president.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 5:57pm]


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