Florida Senator and GOP rising star Marco Rubio will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week.

The response is a chance for Rubio to assert his brand on a national stage, a chance to show that he’s ready for prime-time – or is that primary time?

The last time a young, star-in-the-making Republican gave the opposition response to Obama’s SOTU after election was in 2009, when Louisiana Bobby Jindal gave a performance that set back his reputation by years.

So will Rubio succeed, or will he Jindal?


  • Anonymous

    Well, Rubo flubbed it pretty badly. Paul nailed it with the Tea Party response. Republican Party fails again.

    • Anonymous

      Can you believe that Rachel Maddow called them Tea Party Republicans. As if only Republicans can get behind lower taxes and government control. Well, mostly true BUT, the TEA Party is made up of people from all walks of life and political persuasions.

  • Anonymous

    It is my contention that Rubio has been ready for prime-time for quite some time. He is clearly the most articulate and interesting Republican in the field.

    Isn’t politics great!? You can take a beating and 60 days later begin getting your hopes and dreams up for the next round. Gotta love it.

    • Anonymous

      Rubio will, and has, done much better in front of a camera then Jindal.

      I think Rand Paul has an early lead for 2016 and doesn’t seem to have the same faults in delivering the message in a way that people can accept like his Father.