Kendrick Meek

Marco Rubio, the next Senator from Florida, summarizes why he is running for office in one of the final ads of this election season. The Nov. 2 election is a generational choice, a choice between a renewed believe that America is an exceptional country where anyone can achieve their dreams however humble their origins and the Obama believe that America should become more like the rest of the world, a world where your birth limits what you can achieve.

Watch Marco Rubio express the essence of this election better than anyone:

Rubio has become known nationally for his ability to present the ideas of conservatives and the Tea Party movement. When he announced his candidacy, there was no Tea Party and he was trailing far behind the candidate who at the time was endorsed by the Republican establishment and who now has been reduced to the role of onstage heckler during the debates between Rubio and Democrat Kendrick Meek.

Hot Air calls this ad “the first ad of the 2016 presidential primary.” We prefer to be more optimistic and hope that a Tea Party Republican defeats Obama in 2012 and will be running for a second term in 2016. We have no doubt that Marco Rubio would be a great candidate for President one day, but right now we need the 39-year-old as a leader of the opposition to Obama socialism in the Senate.

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Florida senate candidates Marco Rubio, Kendrick Meek and Charlie Crist debated today at a nationally televised debate. Front-runner Marco Rubio clearly won the debate.

But a heckler frequently interrupted Rubio when it was Rubio’s turn to speak. Shark Tank reports:

Much to the surprise of the viewing audience, the debate was crashed by a “heckler” who disrupted the proceedings by showing a lack of respect for the moderators and for Mr. Rubio whom this ‘Heckler’ targeted. I am sure CNN is looking into how this heckler made it past security and into the debate room. “The Heckler’s” chameleon-like disguise was one of a kind and his actions showed that he has obviously mastered the art of deception and has perpetrated this kind of smoke and mirrors trickery before.

This “Heckler”, who actually made it on to the stage, can only be described as Superhero-like, with snow white hair, lean physique, and a very tan complexion. The Heckler has been identified as none other than the candidate ”of the people”, the “ I need your vote, what should I say now” candidate, the “ what do the pollsters think I should do” candidate. The “Heckler” of whom I refer to was none other than Governor Charlie “The Chuckster” Crist.

Rubio was responding to Governor Crist’s politically expedient ‘flip-flops’ on the issues, when Governor Crist lost it and began a rant that was aimed to talk over Rubio, simply to try to muzzle Rubio from laying a smackdown on him by detailing the reasons for the Governor’s change in party affiliation and the notorious, well documented changes in his positions on the issues.

Ed Morrissey of Hot Air
comments: “How can you tell Charlie Crist is getting desperate? His lips are moving — when it’s Marco Rubio’s turn to speak.”


Marco Rubio in Senate Debate

October 17, 2010

Some excerpts from the recent debate between Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Kendrick Meek and “independent” Charlie Crist.

Here is Marco Rubio on the Obama stimulus:

Rubio on the lies Crist has been spreading about Rubio’s position on Social Security:

Rubio on the need to keep current tax rates rather than raise them the way Obama and Congressional Democrats want to do:

Finally, Rubio’s closing statement on why Floridians should vote for him:

Early voting starts Monday, October 18. Be sure to vote for Rubio for Senate, Rick Scott for Governor, Pam Bondi for Attorney General, Jeff Atwater for Chief Financial Officer, Adam Putnam for Commissioner of Agriculture, Republican candidates for Congress like Allen West and other Congressional, state and local candidates opposed to the Democrat agenda of socialism in America.

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Last week a Wall Street Journal article started rumors that Democrat Kendrick Meek was going to cut a deal with “Party of Me” candidate Charlie Crist and drop out of the race for the Florida senate seat. Republican Marco Rubio is continuing to widen his lead over both opponents. A recent Rassumssen poll of likely voters has Rubio receiving fifty percent of the vote with Crist getting twenty-five and Meek nineteen percent.

It would be a mind-twisting reversal for Meek who has spent a lot of money attacking Crist in TV ads to suddenly support Crist. Meek went on MSNBC to declare that he “is moving full steam ahead.” Meek’s goal at this point seems to be to pass Crist and finish in second place which would be a respectable achievement given Crist’s popularity as Florida governor at least before he started changing his position faster than his ties.

Marco Rubio has run a phenomenally successful campaign. He was the Tea Party candidate before there was a Tea Party. Rubio’s campaign should remain vigilant for a last minute October surprise from Crist, but the prospects of such a surprise seem to have gone done significantly based on Meek’s continuing attacks on Crist and his unqualified statement on MSNBC.

Marco Rubio will be the next Senator from Florida, Meek will have some future in the Democrat Party and Charlie Crist will get to retire from politics when Rick Scott is sworn in as the next Governor of Florida.

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Watch a South Florida report on the first debate between the three Senate candidates: Republican Marco Rubio, Democrat Kendrick Meek and only-out-for-himself Charlie Crist.

Michael Putney states that Rubio clearly won the debate. Not a surprise to those of us who have followed Rubio’s rise that drove the sitting governor to leave the Republican Party rather than face certain defeat. It is nice though to see balanced coverage from local media.