Florida Senator Marco Rubio told reporters this week in Washington that he is closer to making a decision on whether he will run for president in 2016.
Rubio countered the assertion governors considering a Republican presidential run have made–that someone other than a governor would be unprepared to be president.
Sen. Rubio contended that governors “would have a hard time making the case to the country that they have the requisite national security experience when the United States faces consistent threats from abroad.”
Rubio, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, makes a good point, considering the rise of radical Islam throughout the world and President Obama’s weak, ineffectual, and failed foreign policy.
“The next president of the United States needs to be someone who has a clear view of what is happening in the world — a clear strategic vision of America’s role in it, and a clear tactical plan of how to engage America in global affairs,” he said, adding, “I think for governors, that’s going to be a challenge — at least initially — because they don’t deal with foreign policy on a daily basis.”
But if he runs for president and gives up his Senate seat, can Rubio get past his immigration debacle in 2013?
Rubio seems to think so, acknowledging that his efforts to push comprehensive immigration reform failed.
As far as the way forward on immigration, I can tell you how we’re not going to do it — and that’s in one big bill. … And I can tell you that with tremendous confidence because I tried it, and it didn’t work. And here’s why it doesn’t work: because people do not believe the enforcement will ever happen.