After a Democrat Praises Cuba, Marco Rubio Blasts Communism Like No U.S. Politician Since Reagan
Marco Rubio still is my favorite for 2016 – even though he did lose a bit of luster with his ill-timed support of a flawed immigration Initiative. Notice that this was not a prepared speech as it was put together hastily with just some note cards and for sure – no Teleprompter.
To me, he is certainly the most eloquent of speakers – with an added plus that he is a Spanish Bilingual.
So earlier this week, Senator Rubio (R-Fla.) took to the Senate floor to respond to comments made by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) praising Cuba’s socialist government.
Harkin, who spent a week in Cuba, returned to the U.S. and touted the “success” enjoyed by the socialist/communist nation in terms of health care and socialized education.
Enter, Marco Rubio.
Rubio’s statement may make a bigger impression on the Republican base than he perhaps expected, and the pundit class may start to see him again as a 2016 force. An observation: Everyone in national politics worries about getting the right speech text, the right words. But Rubio got the words and meaning right through notes and pictures, not a prepared text. Cesar Conda, Rubio’s chief of staff, said the senator had intended to speak that day on Venezuela, but included Cuba because he wanted “to set the record straight.”
~ Peggy Noonan