Marco Rubio’s Latest Coup

Marco Rubio has thus far failed to satisfactorily neutralize his primary liability ahead of the 2016 general election should he become the Republican Party’s nominee: his biographical similarities to the sitting Democratic president. Nor has he assuaged the valid concerns shared by some conservatives who saw his advocacy for and subsequent retreat from a comprehensive immigration reform bill as a debacle. In fact, the latter vulnerability reinforces the former. But there is no denying that the outgoing senator from Florida is an accomplished campaigner and a good ambassador for the Republican brand. His latest coup is one that may propel him from niche advocate for a robust American foreign policy to a candidate with a comprehensive and persuasive pitch to the presidential electorate.

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Marco Rubio’s Latest Coup

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