Senator Marco Rubio has been in the spotlight a lot lately. Around here, we’re generally big fans of the good senator from Florida, even if his bi-partisan immigration proposal does have some definite problems.
Now, Rubio’s going to get about as big a spotlight as any Republican can get, delivering the official GOP response to Obama’s State of the Union address.
from the Hill:
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Feb. 12.
Rubio’s response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) office.
"Marco Rubio is one of our party’s most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party’s banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family’s story is a testament to the promise and greatness of America," Boehner said in a statement on Wednesday.
"He’ll deliver a GOP address that speaks from the heart to the hopes and dreams of the middle class; to our party’s commitment to life and liberty; and to the unlimited potential of America when government is limited and effective," added Boehner.
Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, said he would discuss limited government in his response.
Like I said, Rubio isn’t perfect, but I believe he’s one of the good guys. There are no perfect candidates, but Rubio might very well be a great one.