Jeb: Rubio a ‘Gifted Politician,’ But ‘Whole Life Has Been Around His Ambitions’

JEFF POOR

Thursday on MSNBC, former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL), a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, took aim at his fellow Floridian, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who is also a candidate for the GOP nod.

Bush touted his own candidacy, but questioned the merit of Rubio as candidate.

“Every candidate has to have their record examined,” Bush said. “Every candidate has to earn it. There should be no coronations here. And my case is I’m a conservative and I proved it by doing it, by being a governor of the state where I applied conservative principles. Marco Rubio is a gifted politician, but his whole life has been around his ambitions. And he’s gifted. He can turn a phrase really well. But what has he done?”

(h/t RCP Video)

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