The Rubio Buzz Begins

For the “first time since Marco Rubio was elected in November, the junior U.S. Senator from Florida has been receiving national political buzz, and it seems to be spreading,” Fox News reports.

First, the so-called king of talk radio, Rush Limbaugh, declared this week that he wanted Marco Rubio to run for president, after his conservative push in the Senate to battle continuing resolutions as short-term answers to the budget battle.

“Marco Rubio says what is this continuing resolution crap?” Limbaugh said on his show. “I wish the guy would run for president.”

In Dr. Larry Sabato’s newly-released, and respected analysis of 2012 presidential prospects, the University of Virginia political science professor included Rubio into his report, placing the 39 year old in the second tier among possible GOP candidates, and in the same category as Newt Gingrich.

Vice President?

“[Rubio] is more likely to end up on the 2012 GOP ticket as vice president. It will be a shock if he is not on the eventual nominee’s shortlist. He’s got it all: high office from one of the premier swing mega-states, good looks and rhetorical flourish, and ethnic membership in arguably the most significant political group of the 21st century, Hispanics,” Sabato adds.

Response:

“He bristles at that stuff. A typical politician would believe all that hype, and start angling, but Marco sees it for what it is, if he doesn’t do job as a senator, he’s not gonna get re-elected,” The Rubio insider said to FOX News. “I have never seen anyone less fazed. It has zero impact.”

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2 responses to “The Rubio Buzz Begins

  1. Pat

    Watch out for that buzz — it could be a swarm of bees lead by the Koch Brothers and the Kochbaggers.

  2. Doug Warner

    Rubio is a future leader in the GOP and within the Conservative movement, as are a few others, like Allen West. It is important to bring these new faces along correctly, not letting them toe any lines, but making sure they stay well to the right of that line.
    Marco Rubio has potential and we don’t want to ruin it by putting him center stage too soon. That being said, George Washington didn’t want to serve as the first President but was told his country needed him.
    The most important thing for America, the conservative majority in America and for the survival of a capitalist state in the vision of the perameters set by our founds, is the election of a capitalist in 2012 that understands things like financial responsibility, the REAL purpose of unions, the principals of accounting that say it doesnt’ matter how much money you bring in, rather how much you spend when you are trying to cut spending and establish a budget.
    Can Rubio do this, certainly he can. But we must realize that Obama did have one thing right when he said to judge him by who he surrounds himself with. Who ever we elect to replace Obama will only be as good as the people he surrounds himself with and the people WE surround him or her with in Congress.

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