Mark McKinnon misses his own point

Mark McKinnon's column yesterday in the Daily Beast was about how Marco Rubio is a "lock" to be the VP pick for a Republican.

Look at all the boxes he would check:
A Tea Party favorite
And a young, fresh face
With a solid conservative record
From the critical state of Florida
He has a compelling American story
And a rationale greater than himself for running, and for governing
He appeals to the base
He appeals to younger (and older) voters
And he attracts Hispanic voters

With a warm, easy, and uplifting rhetorical style, the 39-year-young conservative is this generation's John F. Kennedy, though from a decidedly different neighborhood. Born not of the privileges of wealth, but of the privilege of being "a citizen of the single greatest nation on earth," Rubio is the son of hardworking Cuban exiles. A father of four, he and his wife live in a working-class neighborhood just four blocks from where his parents lived.

It's a little difficult for me to understand how McKinnon can devote an entire column arguing that Rubio deserves to be a heartbeat away from the presidency, yet somehow misses the clear point: Marco Rubio should run for president.

Posted by Evan @ 12/11/10 02:33 PM


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