Less than an hour ago, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) gave a speech announcing his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 2016 presidential election.
All the possible GOP candidates have positions on some of the issues with which I agree. But Rubio’s speech positively touched on all issues that are important to me, and a few others. As the details of his positions are revealed, I will find out if Rubio is the best GOP candidate. But he’s looking strong right now.
I believe the wisdom that comes from age and experience is an important asset for the president of the world’s most powerful country. Rubio is a bit young, as are the other announced GOP candidates,Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. But the fact that Rubio is a first-generation American keeps him mindful of the strength classic immigration brings to America. (Cruz is also the son of Cuban immigrants, but I haven’t been able to warm up to him.) Whereas many of us whose families have been in the country for longer often take our freedoms for granted, Rubio (and Cruz) is still keenly appreciative of them. But he is also in touch with the issues facing the country in the current world economy. It seems like a good mix.
Right now I’m a Rubio fan.