The New York Times, covering Rubio, decides that experience matters


(My new American Thinker post)

It’s time for another article by The New York Times versus Senator Rubio.  Who else would be so negative against Cuban Americans?

Maybe the folks at The New York Times think that Marco can beat Hillary.   Yes he can, according to a series of polls.   Rubio beats Clinton in the RCP average of polls: he is up 2 points!

The New York Times is now saying that Senator Rubio is like then-Senator Obama of 2008.

The article calls him “The Republican Obama”.

In other words, the newspaper has discovered that experience matters in a presidential candidate.

Of course, the analysis is silly because Marco Rubio got to the US Senate with more political experience: Rubio started as a City Commissioner for West Miami before being elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2000, and then was elected Speaker in November 2006. He had successfully served in the Florida legislature as House leader, whereas Obama was a back-bench state senator from a safe seat.

Also, Senator Rubio has developed a reputation as a serious person on foreign policy.   Does anyone remember anything that Senator Obama did in Washington or Springfield, Illinois?

I wonder if The NY Times’ editorial page will write an editorial saying that endorsing a first term Senator Obama with zero executive experience was a mistake?   They should, after questioning Senator Rubio’s experience for president.

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