"Leading" means more than launching drones or providing arms to radical Islamists. Leading does not necessarily mean military force.Rubios Dangerous Idea of What U.S.Leadership Should Be
So Rubio believes that Americas biggest foreign policy problem is that the U.S. is not involved enough in the rest of the world and is not leading as much as it should be. Most Americans dont agree with that. For that matter, most Republicans apparently dont agree with it, either. According to Rasmussen, just 22% of Republicans say the U.S. is not involved enough in the Middle East. Rubio doesnt speak for a majority of his own party, much less a majority of the country. More important, this claim is simply not true.
22%. that's the base.
Nature abhors a vacuum.