Thursday, June 25, 2015

Making the Case for Marco Rubio--Part 2


The more I learn about Marco Rubio, the more I get excited about him and his chances to not only win the Republican primary, but to win the presidency in 2016.

Some articles that I have found recently that help make the case:
-Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio Solidify Front-Runner Status

-Marco Rubio Lights It Up
Have you seen Marco Rubio?  Marco Rubio is lighting it up, and there are two things that have happened here.  The first thing that happened is that Larry Ellison of Oracle, worth something like $57 billion, is throwing a huge fundraiser for Rubio out in California where he lives.

And then Rubio shows up on the Council on Foreign Relations and literally ran rings around everybody, including Jeb Bush.  I read that Jeb Bush's speech and performance, the Q&A at the Council on Foreign Relations was not inspiring. He appeared unprepared, a little halting and unsure of himself, whereas Rubio was conversant on anything that was brought up.  He was able to answer any question that anybody asked him.  His speech was all-inclusive.
-Why Marco Rubio Could Upend 2016
The headline polls may understate Rubio’s advantage. Alone among candidates on either side, he has positive favourability among Republican and Democratic voters. At 57 per cent among Republican primary voters, he is way ahead of Jeb (37 per cent). Although Jeb leads marginally in voters’ first preference, Rubio tops the second-choice rankings. In a fragmented field, that could count for a lot. Finally, Rubio is neck-and-neck with Jeb in the key swing states, including Ohio and Florida, and comes closest of any Republican to defeating Hillary in a head-to-head match-up.
-The story behind a Rubio campaign video that the campaign didn't make

Pic Credit: @MarcoRubio_2016

Some factors that help make the case:
-Twitter is exploding with accounts supporting him.  I have been shocked at the sheer number.  The other candidates probably have some major support too, but there is GENUINE enthusiasm for Rubio that I think is missing for a lot of the other candidates.

-The All-Star Panel on Special Report with Bret Baier considers him to be 1 of the 3 top tier candidates in the Republican race.  Charles Krauthammer is probably his biggest fan.
Previously:
-Making the Case for Marco Rubio--Part 1
-2016 Republican Presidential Hopefuls

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