Marco Rubio’s Terrific Senate Floor Speech, Including John Kerry Debate Goodness

I’m hooked on this Marco Rubio dude… I wrote about his appearance a couple of weeks ago on Face the Nation, and now he’s outdone himself with today’s Senate floor speech.

Pay attention especially at the 7:40 mark for John Kerry to ask for Rubio to yield some time to ask him some questions, and Rubio does yield (which you don’t see every day, but you could tell Marco was welcoming the opportunity for a one-on-one with Kerry, and Kerry might now regret asking the questions). Rubio hit Kerry’s questions out of the park. Rubio has more discipline than I do, because his responses contained nary a “have you paid your friggin’ luxury taxes yet, Thurston?”

I’m going to go out on a short limb and predict I’ll be voting for this guy for president some day:

“I would love nothing more than compromise — but compromise that’s not a solution is a waste of time.”

Not to mention money… lots of money.

We’ve talked about it here many times. What good is “compromise” if it simply means going to hell in a slightly slower handbasket? Even worse, often it results in a faster handbasket. Rubio nailed it.

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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