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Marco Rubio 2016: What 3 Liberal Pundits Say About GOP Presidential Hopeful

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By    |   Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 06:44 PM

While Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio considers a run for president in 2016, leading liberal pundits are speculating about his chances.

1. Liberal TV personality Stephen Colbert slammed Rubio on “The Colbert Report” about politician’s unwillingness to answer certain controversial questions, such as if he's ever smoked marijuana. "Rubio can't admit that he's burned down, he's trying to win over Republicans," Colbert said on his show. "The party that brought us just say no, first as a drug policy, then as their entire platform."

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2. In a 2013 column, the editors of the National Review wrote of the senator: “It is painful to watch Marco Rubio’s maneuverings on immigration. He is refusing to say whether he will vote 'yes' on his own Gang of Eight bill after spending months drafting, defending, and helping shepherd it to the floor. He has supposedly discovered that the enforcement of provisions are inadequate, although he has done countless interviews touting that the bill contains the “toughest immigration enforcement measure in the history of the United States.”

3. Referring to a March 2014 BuzzFeed piece subtitled “The Florida senator has become a conservative golden boy again after a 14-minute speech he never meant to give,” Huffington Post writer Jason Linkins said: "You don't get extra points in a GOP primary for briefly being a viral sensation on the Internet. And while the sentiments Rubio expressed on Cuba and Venezuela will play just fine with the primary voters he's trying to win over, it's not going to earn Rubio a pass from his fellow competitors in a hypothetical primary, all of whom will likely be eyeing the ripe target on his back. When Marco Rubio survives those shots, then we can call it a comeback.”

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