Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Senator Marco Rubio Reveals Why he left the Mormon Church-- As it's confirmed he is NOT being Vetted to be Romney's VP
Daily Mail Marco Rubio is not being considered as Mitt Romney’s vice president in November’s US elections, according to reports.
The Florida Senator has not been approached even though he is one of the Republican party’s most most charismatic leaders and is extremely popular among Latinos.
The news came on the day Rubio’s memoir came out explaining why he left the Mormon church because his family found it too strict.
Rubio has long been touted as a strong running mate for Romney on account of his youth and what Jeb Bush has called his ‘incredible energy.’
The former Florida governor has also said that Rubio is ‘the most articulate spokesman for conservative principles in American today’.
ABC Newshowever reported that two months after Romney began his hunt for a vice president, Rubio has not even been asked to fill in any paperwork in relation to the job.
He has also not been asked for any financial documents that potential vice presidents are typically requested to hand over.
This adds up to a ‘strong indication’ that he is not on the short list and will not be considered, ABC News said.
Whilst there has been no public discussion of the religious differences between the two men, in his new autobiography, An American Son, which is released today, Rubio talks candidly about why he shunned the Mormon church.
When he was eight his family moved from Miami to Las Vegas where Rubio ‘immersed’ himself in the literature of the faith having been inspired by a family of Mormons who lived over the road from them.
Rubio writes: ‘They were a close-knit family who were always doing things together.
‘They represented the kind of safe, respectable family life my parents wanted for us.’
Rubio was so zealous a follower that he persuaded his mother, Oriala and sister Veronica, to be baptised, though his father Mario did not convert.
In fact, it was his father who had smoked since the age of 13 and worked in bars who appears to have been the reason he eventually left the church.