GOP strategists: Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno is a sleeper vice presidential pick

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Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno is a sleeper pick for the No. 2 spot on the 2012 presidential ticket, according to GOP strategists. Full Story
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What

Omaha, NE

#1 Apr 14, 2012
This out to be good?
What

Omaha, NE

#2 Apr 14, 2012
Oops: This ought to be good?
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#3 Apr 14, 2012
What????
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Apr 14, 2012
What wrote:
Oops: This ought to be good?
Behind the Fortuņo Republican strategy comes the making of the nation's first homogeneous Hispanic state and a "turn around" of the GOP's image against minorites.

Rubio's or any other mainland Hispanic would not have the same repercussions as picking an island boricua.
Excellent

Kansas City, MO

#5 Apr 14, 2012
jorge wrote:
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Behind the Fortuņo Republican strategy comes the making of the nation's first homogeneous Hispanic state and a "turn around" of the GOP's image against minorites.
Rubio's or any other mainland Hispanic would not have the same repercussions as picking an island boricua.
Ihave no clue who he is, but you have to be born in the USA to hold the V. Presidency, don't you?
Antonio

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Apr 14, 2012
Excellent wrote:
<quoted text>Ihave no clue who he is, but you have to be born in the USA to hold the V. Presidency, don't you?
Puerto Rico is the USA.
Antonio

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Apr 14, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Behind the Fortuņo Republican strategy comes the making of the nation's first homogeneous Hispanic state and a "turn around" of the GOP's image against minorites.
Rubio's or any other mainland Hispanic would not have the same repercussions as picking an island boricua.
Heh Jorge,

(Jorge quoted)

"Rubio's or any other mainland Hispanic would not have the same repercussions as picking an island boricua".

(unquote)

Can you elborate a bit on that point?..Thanks.
Antonio

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Apr 14, 2012
Correction: elaborate
Antonio

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Apr 14, 2012
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#10 Apr 14, 2012
Antonio wrote:
<quoted text> Heh Jorge,
(Jorge quoted)
"Rubio's or any other mainland Hispanic would not have the same repercussions as picking an island boricua".
(unquote)
Can you elborate a bit on that point?..Thanks.
Imagine the power of a Puerto Rico state in Congress. No other group of Latinos will have as much power as Puerto Ricans from Puerto Rico, and if the Republicans nail the state of P.R. for themselves (before a Democrat reaction) it will be the rebirth of such a party with stateside minorities.

So, in my opinion, Fortuņo is a better bet than any stateside Latino as a running mate for Romney.
LIer

West Islip, NY

#11 Apr 14, 2012
The Republican Party should not let this opportunity go by.

That being said though Fortuno has repeatedly stated he will not accept the Republican nomination for vice president.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#12 Apr 14, 2012
Antonio wrote:
Correction: elaborate
In fact, the best scenario for an evolution towards statehood in the island would be if the GOP, President and Congress ratifies statehood or even incorporated territory and the NPP democrats and the populares join together under the Democratic party while the NPP repulicans join the national GOP.
LMAO

Omaha, NE

#13 Apr 14, 2012
LIer wrote:
The Republican Party should not let this opportunity go by.
That being said though Fortuno has repeatedly stated he will not accept the Republican nomination for vice president.
Isn't that what they all say?
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#14 Apr 14, 2012
LIer wrote:
The Republican Party should not let this opportunity go by.
That being said though Fortuno has repeatedly stated he will not accept the Republican nomination for vice president.
Ller,

Fortuņo has stated a lot of things...LOL

God knows I love his style and defend his administration, that being said I vote for the NPP but am first and foremost a statehooder, so it leaves me enough space to judge the party and its leaders and God may serve as my witness at how fast Luis Guillermo will drop everything here, even before Mitt hangs up the telephone.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#15 Apr 14, 2012
LMAO wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't that what they all say?
Exactly....
LIer

West Islip, NY

#16 Apr 14, 2012
Would the PPD accept statehood or incorporated territory status if it were the majority choice?

@ LAMO, he has already committed to running for re-election. I don't think he will drop out now.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#17 Apr 14, 2012
LIer wrote:
Would the PPD accept statehood or incorporated territory status if it were the majority choice?
@ LAMO, he has already committed to running for re-election. I don't think he will drop out now.
Right now the PPD is in shambles after the past 3 consecutive elections. Since Sila's, when thet were able to control everything, that party has gone downhill, in 2004 they lost the legislature and had to recur to the "pivazos" and Supreme Court's PPD to retain Fortaleza.

You know what happened in 2008, the lost control of the Supreme Court for the first time in its history as a party (since 1948).

All this little briefing to point that if those people lose this next election, only God knows what will happen to that party.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Apr 14, 2012
LIer wrote:
@ LAMO, he has already committed to running for re-election. I don't think he will drop out now.
Pierluisi is warming up in the bull pen...so, that won't be such a stretch.
Antonio

New Canaan, CT

#19 Apr 14, 2012
jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Ller,
Fortuņo has stated a lot of things...LOL
God knows I love his style and defend his administration, that being said I vote for the NPP but am first and foremost a statehooder, so it leaves me enough space to judge the party and its leaders and God may serve as my witness at how fast Luis Guillermo will drop everything here, even before Mitt hangs up the telephone.
True. Fortuno would be out in a flash if he ever got offered the VP slot.

He still would be even if he is not picked....There is a very good chance that he would be offered a plum position in Mitt's cabinet.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#20 Apr 14, 2012
Antonio wrote:
<quoted text> True. Fortuno would be out in a flash if he ever got offered the VP slot.
He still would be even if he is not picked....There is a very good chance that he would be offered a plum position in Mitt's cabinet.
Hey, now that's a possibility...and I wonder who's the second in comman to take charge of Fortaleza...and I hope is not Kenneth (!que Dios nos coja confesa'os! Con lo chanchullero y enredador y trepador que es.

As you are able to sense, I am not too fond of Mr. McKlintock.

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