Rubio To Speak At Georgia Republican Convention

Received via press release:

(Atlanta, GA) – Florida senator and 2016 presidential candidate Marco Rubio will speak at the 2015 Georgia Republican Party Convention in Athens.

Former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Rubio was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. He serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Committee on Foreign Relations, Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Rubio announced his candidacy for president on April 13, 2015 at the Freedom Tower in Miami, Florida.

Senator Rubio is scheduled to speak on Friday, May 15, at approximately 3PM in the Athena Ballroom.

You can obtain a ticket to the GOP convention here. Purchasing a “guest” ticket will allow you access to the venue to hear speeches from folks like Rubio. Other 2016 GOP contenders are scheduled to appear as well.

Rubio surged to the top of the early GOP Presidential heap in a Fox News poll released last week:

Announcing your candidacy helps your poll numbers. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio receives a five percentage-point bump after his April 13 announcement and has the backing of 13 percent in the race for the Republican nomination — just a touch over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who gets 12 percent among self-identified GOP primary voters. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul comes in at 10 percent, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee earn 9 percent each and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gets 8 percent.

And some observers think Rubio might actually win:

Marco Rubio stands alone as the candidate best prepared to articulate a conservative message in a way that will inspire and actually teach people who aren’t already conservative that conservatism is the best philosophy to help them achieve the American Dream—that there is, as Arthur Brooks has famously argued, a moral case for capitalism.

As a cosmopolitan conservative, Rubio also has the potential to appeal to people—urbanites, Millennials, etc.—who might not even know they have deep-seated conservative instincts. These people reflexively reject conservatism because they don’t think of it as a philosophy, but rather as a manifestation of cultural signaling. They can’t imagine belonging to a Southern party that looks and sounds like, say, George W. Bush.

I said on Facebook recently that my first choice right now is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, but I’m impressed with Rubio. In fact, a Jindal/Rubio ticket would be pretty strong and would get me fired up. What do y’all think?


  1. alpha male says:

    I think as of now that Rubio will be the next Potus.( Eventually overwhelming baggage even weighs down a Clinton). And as much as I admire Jindal, the GOP really needs a female on the ticket.

    How about a double Hispanic ticket? Rubio/ Susanna Martinez. That would carry New Mexico (they love her there) and be very formidable on Colorado and Nevada. In addition to Fla of course.

  2. gcp says:

    Keep repeating myself on this one but maybe Rubio for vp in ’16 but not president. Bad immigration bill, no accomplishments, too “young and inexperienced” but an excellent speaker.

    • Joash Thomas says:

      “Bad immigration bill”? Well that’s a matter of perspective. Besides, he at least got an immigration bill through a Democratically controlled Senate, an accomplishment in itself.

      Too “young and inexperienced”? A simple Google search will tell you that the guy has held multiple positions in his short life of 43 years thus far. He’s served as City Commissioner, State Representative, State House Majority Leader, State House Speaker and U.S. Senator.

      He has arguably more experience than any other Republican candidate in the field (except maybe Bobby Jindal) and certainly has more experience than Hillary Clinton despite being almost half her age. I was initially more comfortable with him as VP in ’16 but I think he’s ready for Presidency.

      • gcp says:

        Getting dem senate support on a bad immigration bill is not a positive accomplishment. Even Rubio backed away from his own bill.

        I agee Hilly has zero accomplishments and I believe any of the major republican candidates (including Rubio) could beat her in the general but Rubio would not be best nominee this time.

  3. saltycracker says:

    Liked Rubio for VP last go around and like him for Prez now in a busy But imperfect field.

  4. MattMD says:

    I’m not sold at all on Jindal. He often likes to talk about foreign affairs yet he has some abysmal approval ratings in his own state. If you can’t effectively govern Louisiana then what business does he have in Washington?

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