EYES ON RUBIO
Acting presidential? Vice-presidential? The aforementioned Sen. Marco Rubio has maintained a thoughtful, strategic media presence since he took office. Nothing willy-nilly. Building gravitas. The Florida Republican continually has prompted GOP watchers to wonder about his role in the election, and the value of his endorsement if he ultimately declines “Romney/Rubio 2012.”
On Sept. 6, Mr. Rubio delivered what his handlers deem “a major foreign policy speech” at the Jesse Helms Center in Wingate, N.C. The title? It’s “America’s Role in the World.” The lawmaker is not thinking small here.
“This will be the third and last of a series of three major speeches by Senator Rubio outlining his vision of America. The first was his maiden Senate floor speech in June, and the second was last month’s speech at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on “The Role of Government in America,” Mr. Rubio’s office advises.