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Jeb Bush's choice for VP: Marco Rubio



rubio_and_jeb_small.jpgLet's end this talk of Romney/Bush. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review asked Jeb Bush who should be VP:

"Marco Rubio," he said, admitting that his proclamation would probably get him in trouble with the freshman Florida senator, who once served as a volunteer on Bush`s governor`s campaign.

Bush described Rubio as "dynamic, joyful, disciplined and principled."

"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," he said.

Bush said that there are quite a few other Republicans who are qualified. "There is a strong field to pick from, but Marco Rubio to me would be the best choice," he said.

A Bush spokeswoman confirmed his statements to the Buzz. Bush was at the Pittsburgh airport on his way to Texas.

[Last modified: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 7:30pm]


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