Jeb Bush Wants Rubio for VEEP

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He told Romney that the Freshman Senator was ready to take the top spot recently.

From the Miami Herald:

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and he shared those thoughts with presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney, he said Wednesday.

Bush said he has been a huge fan of Rubio’s for years and hopes that Romney chooses him. He said he made his pitch to Romney in a recent conversation, but the former Massachusetts governor didn’t reveal which direction he was leaning. Bush said the choice is a personal one and respects Romney for keeping his thoughts close to his vest.

The fact remains that Romney needs to get the Hispanic vote this election. And a pick from Virginia or Ohio wouldn’t do that.

And even though Rubio has said, and I paraphrase, “It ain’t happening,” I think that this could be a surprise that Romney needs.

More as it develops…