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Marco Rubio: 'If I Do a Good Job as VP...'

...oops, he meant 'senator'; speculation swirls around Condi
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2012 1:00 PM CDT
Marco Rubio: 'If I Do a Good Job as VP...'
Marco Rubio speaks in Simi Valley, Calif in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

(Newser) – Marco Rubio has said over and over that he doesn't want to be anyone's running mate this year, and he said it again yesterday in an interview with the National Journal at the University of Phoenix. But he also had what the Journal terms a "Freudian slip." "If in four to five years, if I do a good job as vice president—I'm sorry, as senator—I'll have the chance to do all sorts of things," he said. "Including commissioner of the NFL, which is where the real power is."

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But beyond that slip, Rubio was adamant that he'd remain a senator, ABC reports. Asked if he would turn down the job if Mitt Romney offered it, he replied, "Yes. But you know he's not going to ask. That doesn't work. He's watching this interview right now." So who should Romney pick? Well, in a new CNN poll, Republican voters picked Condoleezza Rice as their veep of choice, followed by Rick Santorum. (Read more Marco Rubio stories.)

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