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April 22nd, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Rubio changing his tune on the VP slot?

Sen. Marco Rubio talks to Candy Crowley on whether he'd accept a vice presidential offer for the 2012 ticket.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush recently said he hoped Rubio would accept a potential offer from presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to serve on the ticket:

"Well that's very nice of Jeb. I hope he'll say yes if future President Romney asks him," the senator from Florida said of his political mentor. "I think he'd be a fantastic vice president."

On his own political future, Rubio vowed to stay out of the "veepstakes" chatter going forward:

"Up to now it's all been theoretical, we have a nominee now, and our nominee, Mitt Romney, the leader of the Republican Party, has a vice presidential process in place. And I think from this point moving forward, I think it'd be wise for all Republicans to kind of respect that process, myself included, and say moving forward, we're going to let his process play itself out. ... The last thing he needs are those of us in the peanut gallery to be saying what we would or would not do. So, here's what I know: I know that Mitt Romney's going to make a great choice for vice president. And I know Mitt Romney's going to make a great president for this country."


Filed under: 2012 • Marco Rubio • Newsmakers • State of the Union • The Contenders • Veepstakes
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