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April 13, 2015

Rubio's Running

You already knew this but it's official.

Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday took on Hillary Rodham Clinton in his first words as a presidential candidate, telling top donors he is running for the Republican nomination because the 2016 race for the White House should be about the future, not the past.

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In previewing his campaign's central message, Rubio said the dream is slipping from too many families' grip, and young Americans face unequal opportunities to succeed. It was a message honed to pitch the GOP as a party that cares about all voters, not just those in upper tax brackets.

"I feel uniquely qualified to not just make that argument, but to outline the policies that we need to have in order to achieve it," he said.

He's got a big speech (what he does best) set for 5:30 this afternoon in Miami.

[added: For some reason he's giving a big post announcement interview to George Stephanopolis. You know, the guy who brought banning contraception into the 2012 GOP campaign.]

I'm less than enthused by his candidacy than others will be. Mostly because....

rubiogang of 8.JPG "Remember that time I said I opposed amnesty when I was running for the Senate? And they believed me!"


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