On Tuesday's edition of The Last Word, Manuel Roig-Franzia, author of The Rise of Marco Rubio, listed the biggest potential pitfalls for possible vice presidential candidate Marco Rubio.
The Republican senator from Florida is reportedly being "thoroughly vetted" to be Romney's running mate, but Roig-Franzia noted some potential issues that might hurt his chances. Those included:
- Rubio's credit card spending as the Florida House Speaker—he used a card issued by the Florida Republican party to get an expensive haircut and bottle of wine.
- His false claim his family came to America as refugees from Castro's Cuba.
- The fact that his grandfather was ordered to be deported back to Cuba, but never was.
Earlier in the day, it had been rumored that Rubio was not being seriously vetted for the nomination. Mitt Romney later denied this.