The best evidence that Marco Rubio should be the vice president has emerged:
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio would not be a wise pick for number two on the GOP ticket this year, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told CNN Saturday.
Rubio is not ready to be president, Gonzales said, and the vice president “must be ready on day one.”
Tell us more, Alberto!
Rubio might generate interest among Latinos “for the first 12 hours if selected for the number two spot, but that won’t last,” Gonzales said.
The Republican Party should do more to court Latinos, Gonzales said.
“We haven’t seen the GOP reach out to Latino voters (in the primaries). We’ve seen them alienate that vote,” he said.
By . . . being against illegal immigration? Is that it?
Look. I articulated a couple of the main objections to Alberto Gonzales in this post:
In the University of Michigan racial-preference cases, Gonzales prevented the Bush Administration from arguing that racial preferences are always unconstitutional. As a Texas Supreme Court justice, Gonzales voted to gut a parental notification requirement for abortions, by giving an overly broad interpretion to a judicial bypass provision.
Just to name a couple of things.
So excuse me if I not only don’t particularly care about Mr. Gonzales’s opinion — I actually consider it an indicator of the incorrect position.
UPDATE: In the same article, we see that Rubio claims he won’t be the vice president. I wouldn’t let a statement like that get in the way of the ideal ticket. Offer it to him and let’s see what he does.