February 7, 2015

THE OBAMA MODEL:

THE RYANIZATION OF RUBIO (TIM ALBERTA, 2/07/15, National Journal)

[F]ive years later, the potential Ryan saw in Rubio remains unrealized. Rubio's brand is defined by raw political talent, not tangible policy achievements. Some of this owes to the years-long suffocation of GOP ideas in Harry Reid's Senate. Still, since Rubio's arrival in Washington, only one transformative piece of legislation has been attached to his name. And that lone proposal, a comprehensive immigration package that would have given millions of illegal immigrants a route to citizenship, backfired by damaging Rubio's credibility among the very conservatives who fueled his upset victory in 2010.

If Rubio has failed to distinguish himself as an ideas man in the Senate, he's hoping to succeed on a much bigger stage.

None of the senators running has ever actually done anything.  

Posted by at February 7, 2015 12:15 PM
  

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