Oh...so it's desperation when republicans choose someone of Hispanic American ethnicity to represent our party but not when democrats choose an African American?<quoted text>
The instinct to turn to Rubio primarily because of his ethnicity reeks of desperation, which is hardly appealing, and it announces to rank-and-file voters that party and movement leaders want to resume fruitless efforts to pander to groups that are supposedly “natural” Republicans. Because his foreign policy preferences represent some of the worst that the modern GOP has to offer, he would be hard-pressed to broaden the Republican coalition. As Michael said last night, Republicans need to become and be perceived as capable of governing well, and only then can its coalition grow. There are not many people looking for a new Joe Lieberman to lead them into Syria, or wherever the next conflict might happen to be, and there will be many conservatives who won’t want to support a protege of Jeb Bush. It’s not difficult to imagine how rallying behind Rubio could make things worse for the GOP among its reliable supporters and backfire among those outside the party that he is supposed to be able to attract.
Mark Rubio has been a rising star in the republican party for some time.
Rubio was elected at the age of 28 to the Florida House of Representatives. He won re-election to a second full term as well as a third and fourth full term.
Rubio championed a major overhaul of the Florida tax system. He served as Speaker of the Florida House. He became House Majority Leader in 2003.
Community Colleges & Career Prep
Elder Affairs & Long-Term Care
Finance & Taxation
Joint Legislative Committee on Article V
Real Property & Probate
General Government Appropriations
Procedural & Redistricting Council
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Security
Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations
Select Committee of the Whole
Select Committee on Affordable Housing
Select Committee to Protect Private Property Rights (Chair)
Rules & Calendar Council
Select Committee on Medicaid Reform
Spaceport & Technology Committee
In 2010, Marco Rubio won the Senate.
Assignments as United States Senator:
Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard
Subcommittee on Science and Space
Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security
Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Narcotics Affairs (Ranking Member)
Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs
Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection
Select Committee on Intelligence
Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
So what makes Rubio any less qualified to become the president as Obama?