Marco Rubio is not a conservative

As Rubio enters race, Bush better beware

Susan Page, USA TODAY

The generational message the freshman Florida senator delivered and the iconic setting he chose underscores the advantages he has over Bush, who leads in most early national polls. "In many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and powerful," Rubio told a friendly crowd of about 1,000 people in Miami who chanted, "Marco!" "But I live in an exceptional country where even the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege."

Rubio’s Staff Tells Us He’s No Movement Conservative

If you sift through Senator’s Rubio’s staff and consultants you’d be hard pressed to find many who have strong roots in the Tea Party or conservative movement. Who you walk with tells me a lot about who you are, and who Marco Rubio walks with every day in his Capitol Hill office explains a lot about who he has become since reaching Washington DC.