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realclearworld

Yes he can!

Politico asks if Marco Rubio can save the GOP on immigration.

Barely an hour after Mitt Romney conceded the presidential election Wednesday morning, Marco Rubio laid down his marker for 2016: No, he wouldn’t be the candidate of the tired old white guy.

“The conservative movement should have particular appeal to people in minority and immigrant communities who are trying to make it,” the GOP Florida senator posted on his Facebook page at 2:16 a.m. “And Republicans need to work harder than ever to communicate our beliefs to them.”

This is indisputably Rubio’s moment, and how the 41-year-old senator and the most prominent Latino in national politics today carries his party’s demographic burden will define not only his own future — but the future of the Republican Party. He was the biggest Republican winner Tuesday, Republicans will tell you, as it became painfully clear that Romney would carry only 27 percent of the nation’s fastest-growing demographic.

Back in 2008 I put my thoughts on the matter of immigration in writing at CubanAmericanPundits.com. I haven't changed my opinion one bit. And now it's obvious that if the GOP doesn't change its tune to one that's closer to the one that I've been singing (not by myself) for some time that we'll face extinction as national party.

13 comments to Yes he can!

  • Honey

    So if he becomes the de facto nominee now, that gives the media and the left (but I repeat myself) four years to destroy him.

  • asombra

    Only he's not a "Latino." I was actually surprised recently to read a piece that described him as a white Cuban.

  • jorgec

    He's an American. This Latino, African-American, whatever hyphenated BS has to go. He is proud of his Cuban heritage yes but he's an American.

    Personally, I never saw myself as Latino or hispanic. I always checked White on all my applications...the left wont appreciate this but screw them. We need to stop dividing this country on race.

  • Mr. Mojito

    I think strategically he should lie low for the next year ... you don't want to come out of the box too early and let the Dems smear you for 4 years.

  • asombra

    If Rubio were to be the Republican nominee, the Dems would tap that Castro guy (or some other "Latino," maybe a female one) for their VP slot, and they would resort to ANY pandering necessary. The "Latino" vote, in true plantation fashion, will stay on the plantation, unless Rubio somehow gets supernatural powers.

  • Honey

    What is going to save us when the electorate is set on self destruction?

  • asombra

    Well, Honey, there's always the Almighty, but otherwise, it's not looking good.

  • Honey

    Yeah, well where has He been until now?

  • asombra

    Possibly appalled and stunned at how stupid and/or perverse so many of his creatures turned out. Besides, if they insist on screwing up and refuse to help themselves, well, you know how that goes.

  • asombra

    And trust me, nobody knows better than Cubans how dangerous and destructive a wrongheaded majority can be. "The people" my ass.

  • asombra

    At this point, I'm not certain Rubio could even get a majority of the Cuban vote.

  • asombra

    Oy indeed. Well, I suppose there's nothing for it but that old British slogan: Stay calm and carry on.