Florida 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.
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