Your daily dose of Marco Rubio

Posted by: Phineas on August 3, 2011 at 3:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

If you’re thoroughly disgusted with Congress (and if you aren’t you haven’t been paying attention), let me recommend a few minutes of listening to Senator Rubio (R-FL) speak. In this case, it’s on the occasion of the Senate’s recess after voting to accept the debt-limit deal. Sit back and take it in; you may want to have a cigarette ready for afterwards.

You know what I like about him? I mean, aside from being an eloquent patriot with a genuine love for his country and holding the right principles? He has a sense of history, both of the nation and of the institution in which he serves, and he honors those histories, feeling a sense of responsibility toward them. This is a senator who realizes his job is a temporary trust, not a lifetime entitlement. And that is all too rare.

So thank you, Charlie Crist, for being such a lousy candidate, and thank you, Florida voters, for making an infinitely better choice.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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6 Responses to “Your daily dose of Marco Rubio”


  1. serfer62 says:

    This man can’t be wasted as VP…he is desperately needed as Majority Leader of the senate.

  2. Carlos says:

    There is no doubt about it, the guy has presidential timbre, and is of presidential timber.

    He already has as much experience as the clown running the show now, and when elected will not run a three-ring circus but an administration bent upon returning some of the sanity and direction to this country that made it great to begin with and that the present admin sorely lacks and is in direct opposition to.

    I suspect he also has a load of common sense, something I’ve never seen in any progressive, socialist or liberal I’ve ever known or seen.

  3. Drew says:

    He’s the real deal. As close a “Reagan” as I think we are to come in my lifetime (early 50’s).

    Here’s the question: the now institutionalized search and destroy tactics of the MSM still have sway. They simply have audiance. If I were on his team, I’d be very, very focused on anticipating the attacks, and rehearsing my defusing Reagan lines.

    (I won’t exploit the youth and inexperience of my opponent come to mind??)

  4. Great White Rat says:

    Phineas, it’s settled then. The day after the 2012 election is over, we start a Draft Rubio movement – you on the West Coast, I on the East Coast – to put him in the White House in 2016 or 2020, depending on the results next year.

    As you point out, he has principles, and what’s more he has the character to back them up. Give me a leader who has good principles and strong character, and I won’t worry about what he/she will do on any issue.

  5. RM says:

    With all the execrable ignorance and infantile blather and rancor that exists in political debate today it is comforting to know there is a real statesman of our generation with a sublime common sense who offers a gracious understanding of other viewpoints without abandoning his principles and conscience.

  6. Kate says:

    Rubio Rocks! It’s legislators like this that keep hope alive in America. I think this speech should be played everyday for the American people to get a sense of what truly is at stake and how to genuinely address the issue of overspending and being wise stewards of the people’s interests at the federal level.