Marco Rubio: One More Into the Clown Car

Marco Rubio: One More Into the Clown Car April 14, 2015

Marco Rubio has become the third Republican to officially declare his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Like everyone else who runs for president, he’s only doing it because he cares so very much about your problems and for the United States and he could not live with himself if he denied the country his unique ability to save it from…something.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) formally announced on Monday evening that he would campaign for president in 2016, rushing to cast Democrat Hillary Clinton as “a leader from yesterday.”

“Yesterday is over,” he said. “And we’re never going back. We Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future.”…

The senator also portrayed the upcoming election as a “generational choice.”

“I’ve heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my turn. But I cannot,” he said. Because I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president.”

How generous of you to offer your services as savior. Like Rand Paul, however, he’s still a candidate searching for a coherent position on many issues. He’s flipped and flopped on issues like immigration and the debt ceiling fights, seeking to find and ride the political winds. This is exactly why I hate stump speeches from any politician and I’m absolutely baffled by anyone who can scream and cheer at shallow applause lines (and I don’t care what the party is).

The positions they take will shift depending on whether it’s the primary or general election and in response to the latest poll and focus group results. They hire teams of professionals to hone their message to tell audiences exactly what they want to hear. None of it is an indicator of what they will actually do once in office. Want to know what a politician will do in office? Ask yourself which groups are responsible for their election. What interest groups or constituents are they beholden to in their winning coalition? There’s a 99% chance that they’ll do the bidding of those groups nearly all the time.


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