I would argue at this point, the Republican Party is split into 3 factions. The ultra-conservative/Tea Party type, the "plain old conservative" establishment, and more moderate conservatives. So let's call them 1, 2, and 3 with the lower the number being the more conservative.
If I were trying to get the votes of all 3 factions, and my presidential candidate was a 3, wouldn't it make the most sense to tap a 1 as VP? Most of the 2s are going to fall in line anyway, and it's the 1s you really risk losing to some other ultra-conservative 3rd party (like Gary Johnson or that nutcase Ron Paul).
Rubio may not be the right choice, but I think an ultra-conservative is the best bet if you want to give Mitt Mormon the best chance to win. As I said previosuly, he's far enough left that he's going to attract disillusioned independents no matter who his running mate is.
Rubio (or Jindal) also make sensebecause they are younger than most of the VP candidates being kicked around, and if they want to give Mitt the best chance to win, they have to take some of the younger voters away from Obama.
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