Marco Rubio is a
first-term U.S senator with a future, regardless of whether he ends up on the
2012 main ticket with Mitt Romney. Rubio’s work ethic in the Senate is being
praised by colleagues on both sides of the aisle. Learn more about Marco Rubio today at www.NewsEagle360.com
In a Miami Herald
article, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry complimented Rubio for being
willing to “buckle down and learn the ropes.” In the same piece, Connecticut
independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said the freshman from Florida has his
priorities right. “He’s not a show horse,” Lieberman said. “He’s a workhorse.”
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Rubio is a member of
the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence. The committee appointment gave
him immediate political stature. It ensured him of having a high media profile
in official visits to foreign countries. Since winning the office in 2010,
Rubio has traveled to Europe, Central America, and Cuba, as well as hotspots
Pakistan and Libya.
Furthermore, Kerry and
Lieberman voice confidence that the 40-year-old Miami native of Cuban heritage
can function well as a senator and simultaneously carry the weight of being a
vice presidential candidate, should that come about. Their views are
significant because each has been there, Kerry as the Democratic presidential
candidate in 2004 and Lieberman on the Democratic ticket four years earlier as
the vice presidential candidate.
comments are apt to grow scarce, however, should Rubio actually become the VP
nominee. While Lieberman might still be openly supportive of his Florida
colleague if Rubio ends up in the number two spot, Kerry will be more chary
about speaking well of Rubio. That is the nature of politics in a two-party
system and Kerry instead will find things to complain about.
He might question if a
man two years removed from the Florida House of Representatives has the
experience necessary to be the next in line to the presidency, though the man
at the head of the Democratic ticket was similarly without experience four
years ago. Kerry also could be expected to downplay the Spanish-speaking
Rubio’s connections to the Hispanic community, a voting bloc Democrats are keen
to call their own.
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Marco Rubio is in the
spotlight for all the right reasons as a politician—as an up-and-comer, as a possible
VP candidate, as an eloquent spokesman for conservative positions. Barring a
scandal or a horrendous faux pas, his public standing is not apt to decrease
much between now and November.