April 14, 2015

Video: Republican Marco Rubio enters presidential race

Rebel Staff

Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced his entry into the race for the White House on Monday.

The Washington Post reported:

Rubio, 43, made the announcement in Miami, his hometown, in front of the city’s Freedom Tower--an iconic, Ellis Island-like landmark where the federal government once processed Cuban immigrants fleeing the Castro regime. The downtown site holds great personal importance for Rubio, his family and the city's influential  Cuban-American community.

Speaking in front of a banner that read "A New American Century," Rubio talked about his Cuban immigrant parents' struggles and successes:

"I live in an exceptional country where the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege."

Rubio's supporters applauded as he vowed to reform higher education and the tax code, "repeal or replace Obamacare," and reaffirm America's alliance with Israel.

He called upon Americans to "remember that the family, not the government, is the most important institution in our society."

Rubio also emphasized his relative youth, calling the upcoming election, "a generational choice about what kind of country we will be," and referring to Democrat Hillary Clinton (who announced her presidential bid on Sunday) as "a leader from yesterday."

"Yesterday is over," he told his audience. "And it's never coming back."

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commented 2015-04-14 15:19:34 -0400
He seems like a reasonable person, and his speech improved the further he moved along in it: he does seem a bit young though.
commented 2015-04-14 14:00:23 -0400
Marco was born in Miami Florida. He is an American born and raised.
commented 2015-04-14 13:55:55 -0400
Rubio is a bright light in a sea of darkness.
commented 2015-04-14 11:01:49 -0400
Although Rubio is a great person for the job, he doesn’t meet the US constitutional requirements for the position (he’s NOT a natural born citizen)… just sneaking in the door opened by Obama. Properly vetted candidates wouldn’t get that far to be able to announce that they are running for this position. More indications that the US constitution has been rendered meaningless by the corrupted Dems and RHINOS and fully supported by the foreign owned MSM. Hoping Rand Paul goes all the way to the top and brings the US back to some sensibility. I can already tell that the MSM has it in for him though, first day out they were going on and on about how he was way to libertarian…
commented 2015-04-14 09:02:38 -0400
“Just yesterday, a leader from yesterday began a campaign for president by promising to take us back to yesterday,” Rubio said to boos at the reference to Clinton.

“Yesterday’s over, and we’re never going back,” he said to cheers at the Freedom Tower in Miami.
Rubio captured the moment and identified the main thrust of a campaign against Clinton .Of course he could not call her old , tired and lacking in new ideas and charisma. But he was able to take a shot across her campaign’s bow , while remaining dignified and respectful. It goes the same for Jeb Bush. Time for the Clinton and Bush dynasties to end.