Rubio and the Minimum Wage
Michael Tomasky says it would be easy for Hillary Clinton to beat Marco Rubio. I didn’t find Tomasky’s article persuasive. (“Rand Paul could have beaten Clinton in Colorado and Nevada, maybe even Ohio. Not Rubio.” Okay, but could we have …
Reform Higher-Ed Accreditation for the 21st Century
We all have our own American Dreams. Some of us aspire to be chief executive officers or the owners of our own small businesses. Others aspire to be talented teachers or skilled engineers. No matter the dream, we all want …
Latino Views on Rubio and Cruz? Oh, We Forgot to Ask!
A new NBC News/Telemundo poll asked 250 Latino adults what they think of President Obama, the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Joe Biden.
Strangely, the poll didn’…
Trump: Reading Is Overrated
“I know more about Syria than Marco Rubio knows about Syria,” Trump boasted. “I know about us beating ISIS and us trying to knock out ISIS, and them wanting to go against [Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad], and Assad …
Fiorina Could Learn from Rubio on Foreign Policy
The early primary debates are great entertainment. With a sprinkling of Trump, we look for the candidates to come off script. We look for animosity — both personal and political — that distinguishes the candidates from one another. We look …
Rubio: I’d Rather Spanish Speakers Hear Me Convey Conservatism Directly, Not Through a Translator
After Donald Trump criticized Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail, Sen. Marco Rubio defended the practice, arguing it’s better for Spanish speakers to hear his message directly:
I agree English is the unifying language …
Rubio Campaign Snags Former Romney Policy Director
Lanhee Chen, the Hoover Institution fellow who served as policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, is signing on as a policy adviser to Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign.
Chen’s decision, which was confirmed by the Rubio campaign, underscores Rubio’s commitment to …
Rubio: Our National Security Depends on Sugar Subsidies
You may not know this, but Brazilian sugar is a threat to U.S. national security. At least, that is the view of Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.).
Asked this month about his support for sugar subsidies, Rubio said he …
Jeb and Rubio Battle for Vital Mormon Support in Nevada
The race for the Mormon vote is on.
In 2008 and 2012, Mitt Romney’s unprecedented mobilization of LDS voters helped propel him to an important early victory in Nevada’s caucuses. This time around, no one candidate is likely to dominate …
Jeb Bush: Marco Rubio Benefited From Birthright Citizenship
Jeb Bush’s defense of the term “anchor babies” marks a departure from the messaging instructions that a GOP Hispanic outreach group he advised gave to Republican lawmakers in 2013.
Bush used the term while rejecting Donald Trump’s call for …
Jeb’s Fight with Rubio Gets Personal
It’s a moment Republican onlookers always knew would come, though they did not know precisely when: The long-simmering tension between former Florida governor Jeb Bush and his one-time protégé, Florida senator Marco Rubio, has become a public spat. …
Will Voters Buy Donald Trump’s New Attack on Rubio’s Voting Record?
Among the many turbulent moments that Donald Trump contributed to the September 16th Republican-primary debate, one in particular stood out. “I,” Trump griped after Marco Rubio delivered a particularly withering put-down, “am not sitting in the United States Senate with, …
Values Voter Summit Audience Boos Trump After He Calls Rubio a ‘Clown’
Today Donald Trump angered conservative activists attending the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit.
Describing his recent dust-up with Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.), Trump said, “You have this clown Marco Rubio” — at which point boos roared from the …
Rubio Team Moves Immediately to Capitalize on Walker Flameout
Mere minutes after news broke that former Wisconsin governor Scott Walker will suspend his presidential campaign, Marco Rubio’s campaign was already moving to pick up the pieces.
“We’ve actually just nailed down [Walker’s] New Hampshire state co-chair …
Fiorina’s Night, Trump’s Fade, Kasich’s Country, and Rubio’s Missed Opportunity
1. I don’t want to do any Trumpish bragging, but I called how the Fiorina-Trump confrontation was going to go all the way back in August.
2. Even Trump-haters seem to be careful to argue that Trump’s weak performance last night might …
‘Marco Rubio: Catching Footballs, Fielding Questions’
Set aside questions of policy for a moment. For winsomeness, this Marco Rubio ad will be hard to beat:
Yes, the base is roiling. Yes, he’s a young, one-term senator. Yes, his immigration bill was a Frank Gifford-style fumble (…
Higher Education and Liberal Education
More than most of the presidential candidates, Marco Rubio tends to make a point of talking about higher education reform in his stump speech. He mentions rising costs and loan burdens, and talks about making college more affordable by breaking …
Some more observations from the Q poll:
#*#At 2 percent, Rand Paul continues his descent out of the top tier and toward the third tier.
#*#Not only does Trump’s support come from across the ideological spectrum, so does Carson’s.
Marco Rubio Addresses the Anger in the GOP Electorate
If you’re Marco Rubio, and you’ve launched your campaign on a theme of sunny optimism and cheery confidence that America’s best days are ahead of it, how do you adjust when the GOP electorate seems to be …
Poll: Rubio Beats Clinton in Three Swing States — Including Pennsylvania
Senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) leads Hillary Clinton in three battleground states, including the delegate-rich Pennsylvania, according to new polling of the hypothetical presidential matchup.
Quinnipiac conducted the survey over eleven days following the first Republican presidential debate, as Clinton …