It’s important to note the role played in the rise of Marco Rubio, the great political story of this election cycle, by conservative publications both old (National Review) and new (Red State) undaunted by the fact that he began with 3 percent support in 2009. Rich Lowry of National Review and Erick Erickson of Red State understood that Republican Gov. Charlie Crist’s embrace of Barack Obama was not only a betrayal of Crist’s own claimed political views but also that it represented a huge opportunity for an outside candidate. Important things can happen when they begin in small offices with large ambitions.
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