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Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio may be the person a lot of people are looking to, to save the GOP from itself. There is so much talk about him and he's done a lot of talking recently. Much of his conversation has been on immigration and the economy. He's well spoken and seems to have good ideas and strong convictions about those ideas. He's even been chosen to rebut the president's State of the Union address, in English and in Spanish.
But although the party has been rolling out new faces and talking about their "new breed," it's Rubio who seems to get most of the attention. That attention is growing so much, he seems to be getting a little uncomfortable with it all. I can't say I blame him. Did you see the new Time Magazine cover?
The cover proclaims Rubio to be the Republican Party savior. Said Rubio, "There's only one savior and it's not me." Of course he was referring to Jesus.
That's not to say he won't be in the mix to try and help turn things around for the party, coming off two straight presidential losses. First on tap will be the 2014 midterms and then there's is mega-speculation about Rubio himself running for President in 2016.
A savior? I don't think so either. But does he mean a lot to the party's hopes for the future? You betcha.