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.
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