The secret is out about Marco Rubio.
Democrats are skeered of the 43-year-old, Outback Steakhouse-loving, rap music aficionado senator from Miami, Florida.
In a recent Barack Obama newsletter post, also know as the New York Times, a bunch of Democrat politicos, including some on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s team, chimed in on how much they feared that Rubio would be the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.
Former President Bill Clinton even fears the not-so-gracious, salsa-dancing Rubio.
Here are the words and statements they made in the New York Times‘s story about Rubio:
His head is going swell. Thankfully, they didn’t say that he should have played in the NFL, because that would have really made his head blow up.
“Marco Rubio scares me.”
“He is young. He is very motivational. He has a powerful story.”
“Young women swoon, old women pass out, and toilets flush themselves.” Por favor!
Democrats express concerns not only about whether Mr. Rubio, 43, a son of Cuban immigrants, will win over Hispanic voters, a growing and increasingly important slice of the electorate. They also worry that he would offer a sharp generational contrast to Mrs. Clinton, a fixture in American politics for nearly a quarter-century who will turn 69 before the election.
As her supporters recall, Barack Obama beat Mrs. Clinton for the nomination in the 2008 elections after drawing similar contrasts himself.
Patti Solis Doyle, who ran Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign for most of the 2008 contest, said Mr. Rubio “could have the ability to nip away at the numbers for the Democrats.”
Ms. Doyle, the first Hispanic woman to manage a presidential campaign, added that Mr. Rubio could allow Republicans to regain a “reasonable percentage” of the Hispanic vote. In 2012, just 27 percent of Hispanics voted for the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney.
Democrats will look to pound Rubio on his immigration reform pivot and look to paint him as being anti-Hispanic.
Why wouldn’t they?
After all, according to the very Hispanic (sarcasm) Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), Rubio is out of touch with the Hispanic community.
Democrats will say that while Rubio may be Hispanic, he is not in line with the issues that matter to them the most.
Those issues, of course, are immigration, immigration, and immigration, in addition to immigration.
Yes folks, the Democrats only line of attack against Rubio would be that he really isn’t that Ricky Ricardo/Rey Ruiz-looking politico with the family story that is shared by millions of immigrants who have migrated to the United States from all over the world.
This, of course, is because all Hispanics really don’t care about the two issues that really do matter to them—economic prosperity and education reform. (That was some more sarcasm.)
The former Democrat Governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson even said that Rubio’s “own Hispanic potential would defeat him.”
“I think they do underestimate him,” Florida Dem. donor John Morgan added. “He’s energetic, he’s photogenic, and he will say whatever you want him to say.”
And then there is what my Democrat amigo Steve Schale said about Rubio: “He should be the one you don’t want to face.”
Rubio has the clear advantage in a head-to-head against Hillary Clinton. Whatever she and the Democrat Party attack him on, whether it is on Spanish language TV or not, Rubio will not have to rely on a Spanish-speaking surrogate to defend himself. Rubio, who really is Hispanic and bilingual to boot, will be able to lower the smack down on the Democrats himself.