Monday, December 28, 2009

Video: Marco Rubio on Cuba,Freedom, and the Founding Principles

When Marco Rubio spoke at the U.S.-Cuba Democracy Political Action Committee gathering,  he used his time to focus on the importance of freedom and the founding principles of our nation.

Towards the end of the speech you can tell that these subjects mean more to him than just words. Passionate beliefs and passionate priciples define Marco Rubio.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Marco Rubio Blasts Senate vote on Health Care


Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio issued the following statement regarding this morning’s Senate approval of health care legislation:

“2009 will long be remembered as the year when President Obama, congressional Democrats and their allies condemned future generations of Americans to crippling debt and a more heavy-handed government. This year began with the $787 billion stimulus and now ends with the Senate ramming through a disastrous 2700-page health care bill that our nation cannot afford. The fact that this bill was passed on Christmas Eve, when people are focused on the holidays, is a telling sign of how empty the promises of a so-called new era of politics were all along.

“What transpired in Washington this year and especially during this health care debate is nothing short of big government run amok. In their quest to pass a bill by any means necessary, Democrats have relied on the worst elements of the legislative process and proven there is no price they aren’t willing to pay. In their push to ram through these misguided policies, President Obama, Senate Leader Harry Reid and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have shown no regard for the unexceptional future they are threatening to leave our children and grandchildren.

“At a time when families are gathering to celebrate the holidays, today’s disturbing vote is a sobering reminder of why Florida needs a voice in the U.S. Senate that will stand up to policies like this health care nightmare-in-the-making. We simply cannot afford the Obama agenda to be pushed through without a fight now and in the coming years.”

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Did Crist's support for Greer cause the Diaz-Balart Brothers to withdraw their endorsement?

Florida's Crist loses support of 2 key GOP congressmen

WASHINGTON — Miami Republican Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart have pulled their endorsement of Gov. Charlie Crist for the U.S. Senate, dealing his campaign a significant blow in South Florida.

Lincoln Diaz-Balart in a phone interview Tuesday offered few details, just that Crist had "left us no alternative and he knows why.'' ...

During the past month or so several stories have been written about the fact that many in the RPOF have called for Jim Greer to resign because of his bias for Gov Charlie Crist...

Earlier this week RPOF chairman Greer said that Charlie Crist told him not to resign.

Perhaps emboldened by Crist's support, Greer fired his detractors and sent out an odd letter justifying his actions.

Perhaps the Diaz-Balart brothers told Crist they would withdraw their support if he did not tell RPOF chairman Jim Greer to resign!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Again: Rubio Demands a Debate with Crist

Charlie Crist does not deserve a chance to represent Florida in the US senate if he does not debate challenger Marco Rubio.

Crist started the race above 50% in the polls and Rubio started in single digits. Now that the race is tied 43-43 its time for Crist to give Rubio the respect he deserves.

If he doesn't, it proves he has something to hide. Rubio has repeatedly called for debates and Crist is running out of reasons to say no.

Here is the latest release from the Rubio camp on debates:

Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio today issued the following statement regarding the campaign’s growing momentum:

“While our campaign’s growing momentum and progress is encouraging, I recognize we still have a lot of work and a long road ahead as an underdog running against a sitting governor. I’m encouraged that our campaign, which is built around mainstream Republican values and a positive vision for America, is beginning to receive support from so many Floridians. I also believe voters are starting to realize that there are vast differences between me and Charlie Crist on a number of important issues.

“Throughout this campaign, I have asked Governor Crist to join me in a real debate of ideas. I strongly believe this campaign should be a debate about the best way forward for our party, our state and our nation on the issues Floridians care about most. Instead, Governor Crist has mostly chosen to ignore me or attack me. Lately, Governor Crist’s attacks on me have grown increasingly personal and removed from reality. Our campaign’s growing momentum helps explain why.

“Now that this race seems to be tightening, Governor Crist has a decision to make. He can choose to join me on stage to showcase the differing views that exist within the Republican Party, speak honestly about our records, and allow voters to choose between two sincere yet different visions for the future. Or Governor Crist can try to turn this into every other campaign he’s ever run by going negative and dismissing an honest debate in favor of smears, sound bites and slick advertising.

“Politics is at its worst when politicians place all their faith in money and negative advertising, instead of placing faith in the voters. But politics is at its best when individuals argue and debate ideas and let voters make an informed choice. I remain hopeful that Governor Crist will make the correct choice and join me in a positive debate of ideas.”

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Shocker: Marco Rubio tied with Crist in Florida Senate Race

It was just a matter of time before Florida's former House Speaker Marco Rubio proved that Floridians are tired of the same old RINO politics of the past and would stand behind a truly prinicpled conservative.

According to the latest Rasmussen poll released tonight. Rubio and Crist are tied.  This has got to put the Crist camp in a tizzy. There are still 8 months to go before the primary election but I am positve that Crist NEVER expected such a tremendous challenge.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely GOP Primary voters finds Crist and Rubio each with 43% of the vote. Five percent (5%) prefer another candidate, and nine percent (9%) are undecided.

The next poll will show Rubio ahead of Crist in my opinion.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Video: Erick Erickson Promotes Marco Rubio during interview

During this interview in the St. Pete Times,  Editor Erick Erickson explains his support for Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio.  Erickson also explains why he thinks Rubio's rival in the primary, current Florida Gov Charlie Crist, is not a conservative.

Erick did a great job and you should check out Erick has posted numerous articles on Rubio and the Florida senate race. Use this link for the Rubio specific info that Erick has penned.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Marco Rubio releases awesome new campaign ad "Changes"

Today the Rubio campaign launched a new web ad that highlights Charlie Crist's ever changing positions on the major issues facing America.

The timing could not have been more perfect as even the Associated Press released a similar story about Barack Obama today.  I guess they are like peas in a pod!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Video: Marco Rubio's Inspirational Message of Common Destiny

This clip was posted in March of this year. I have seen many many clips of Rubio but not this one. I felt obligated to post it because of it's powerful message in relation to family, taxes, and Government.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Marco Rubio to Visit Capital Hill

Marco Rubio will be rubbing elbows with congressional supporters this month in Washington DC. Maybe he can use the time to scope out his new office! :)

From CQPolitics

...Florida Reps. Ginny Brown-Waite and Jeff Miller, who have both endorsed Rubio,are headlining a meet and greet event on Dec. 15 to introduce Rubio around the Capitol Hill Community. That event isn't a fundraiser, but Rubio's gathering later that night with Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) will be...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Need a Job? Marco Rubio Gets It

Florida senatorial candidate Marco Rubio released a statement today commenting on Barack Obama's "Job Summit".

Rubio blasted the Obama administration,democrats and current Florida Governor Charlie Crist. Crist is challenging Rubio in the 2010 senate primary in Florida.

Rubio Comments on President Obama’s Jobs Summit

Miami, FL – U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio today released the following statement regarding President Obama’s Jobs Summit:

“With America’s unemployment at 10.2 percent and Florida’s at a 34-year high, it’s clear the $787 billion stimulus has failed to get Americans back to work as President Obama, the Democrat Congress and Governor Crist promised. Their failed policies have had devastating consequences for the millions of Americans who are out of work.

“Today’s jobs summit reminds us that governing by photo-op and showmanship is no substitute for sound policy. True economic development and job creation begins by empowering small businessmen and women, cutting government red tape, reducing the anxiety Americans feel about runaway Washington spending, and pursuing bold and far-reaching tax reform. Growing government through the stimulus and other liberal initiatives simply cannot replace or compete with the private sector’s limitless potential to create jobs and prosperity.

“If the President, congressional Democrats and their allies are serious about job creation, they should abandon their current path of job-killing government takeovers of health care, cap-and-trade and even another round of wasteful stimulus spending. Instead, they should enact tax policies that encourage private sector investment, work to open new markets for American goods, and salvage what’s left of unused stimulus funds by redirecting them towards the entrepreneurs and risk-takers who built our economy in the first place.”

Marco Rubio Weighs In on Health Care Debate

Current Florida senatorial candidate and former Speaker of the House Marco Rubio has penned an article in Orlando Sentinel regarding health care.

Here's a better way to reform health care

When the U.S. House of Representatives recently passed its health-care bill, it brought America one step closer to merging our nation's health system with an intrusive, heavy-handed government.

Although Democrats hailed this bill as health-care reform, it is really just the architecture for what will one day become a government-run, single-payer system. With a price tag estimated to be more than $1 trillion, it also shows Washington Democrats have no plans to curb their runaway spending.

As the debate shifts to the Senate, the prospects of an improved bill don't appear likely. The $849 billion bill currently being considered is equally alarming with its unhealthy prescription of higher taxes on the middle class and small businesses, higher premiums and fees, increased regulation through individual mandates and penalties, and more government-run bureaucracy that will undermine the patient-doctor relationship.