Election 2012 : Florida's Marc Rubio will run for president someday

The most impressive winner last night was Marco Rubio the senate winner in Florida.

His acceptance speech reminded me of another minority candidate, Barack Obama when he first stepped on the world stage at the Democratic convention in 2000.

His paean to his father, a penniless Cuban migrant whose own son is elected to the most powerful institution in America was beautifully stated and deeply felt.

He was also surprisingly modest, not over the top because of his victory, clearly understanding that voters were not voting for Republicans out of love but out of frustration with the other party.

I found myself moved by John Boehner, too the next speaker of the House

One of 12 kids who worked 'every job he could' to get through college, he too reaffirmed the American dream in the most amazing way by rising to become the next speaker.

He obviously felt very deeply emotional about that rise and his tears humanized the man in a way that thousands of hours of attack politics never could have.

I would expect Marco Rubio to run for president of the United States some day in the not too distant future, he has a compelling personal story and is clearly very talented.

I would expect Boehner to be a better speaker than perhaps we might have thought he would be if he holds on to that vision of where he came from.

All in all an intriguing election, Big victories for tea party candidates must be measured beside the loss of races where Tea Party candidates were considered too extreme,such as Susan O'Donnell and Sharon Angle.

Three elections in a row now, America have thrown the bums out of whatever party. Politicians beware!


Log in with your social accounts:

Or, log in with your IrishCentral account:

Forgot your password ?

Don't have an account yet? Register now !

Join IrishCentral with your social accounts:

Already have an account ?

For Newsletter Subscribers – Draw for 1 Prize on December 31st.

Prize: Your Piece of Ireland – a Square of Land in the heart of the Glens of Antrim, Ireland

More details here (or you can buy a little piece of Ireland directly): http://bit.ly/1zew9ox

Terms & Conditions

Or, sign up for an IrishCentral account below:

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Make sure we gathered the correct information from you

By clicking above you are indicating that you have read & agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

You already have an account on IrishCentral! Please confirm you're the owner.

Our new policy requires our users to save a first and last name. Please update your account: