Marco Rubio Gives the Weekly GOP Address
by Charles Lemos, Sat Aug 28, 2010 at 03:35:50 PM EDT
"Today the American Dream is threatened by out of control politicians in Washington, who think that more government deficit spending is what it takes to grow our economy. That has never worked anywhere it’s been tried and it won’t work now. Now for some it may be hard to imagine that the American Dream could actually be at risk, but as the son of exiles I know firsthand that it is possible to lose your country because my parents lost theirs."
This should concern you. This guy harbors presidential ambitions and for a party that's been looking for the next Ronald Reagan for the last 30 years, they have found him. If Rubio is elected to the Senate from Florida this November, not only does that catapult Jim DeMint into a leadership position of their side of the aisle, it all but secures that Marco Rubio will be on everybody's shortlist come 2012 for the VP slot on the GOP ticket.
Unlike the other first-time GOP candidates running for the Senate, Rubio is infinitely more polished but every bit as dangerous. The narrative they are spinning that this economy is Obama's fault is laughable when Sarah Palin opens her mouth but when it is Rubio speaking, it is a whole different matter. Whether we like it or not, we have to admit that the Democrats are losing the messaging on the economy.
Marco Rubio is a unique blend that combines red-meat starve the beast fiscal conservatism with dashes of let's bomb Iran neo-conservatism and flavored just enough with the religious-based bigotry to appeal to social conservatives. Not only can he appeal to Hispanics but he can appeal to independents because he sounds sane even though he is a Jim DeMint clone. Defeating Marco Rubio is priority one.