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February 19th, 2010

Rubio Rocks CPAC

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Written by: Craig Robinson
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ConservativesFlorida U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio made his national debut at CPAC yesterday. Rubio’s campaign against former Florida Governor Charlie Crist was expected to be a long shot, but Rubio finds himself with an impressive lead and the darling of the conservative movement in America.

Rubio’s speech focused mostly on fiscal issues and American Exceptionalism. He called for sweeping changes to the tax code and also spoke at length about national security. Rubio took some jabs at his primary opponent. Rubio said that the Senate already has one Arlen Specter, we don’t need another one. Senator Jim DeMent (R-SC) echoed that sentiment in his speech following Rubio.

Rubio came across as authentic, reasonable, and passionate. His heart and head are in the right place, but for all the attention his primary race has received, he still lacks the polish that some might think he would have. That’s something he can work on and develop. It’s also never a bad thing to be a little rough around the edges either.

A great up and coming Republican star and true conservative.

About the Author

Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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