- The Washington Times - Monday, May 12, 2014

Sen. Marco Rubio was pretty blunt on his ability to serve as the nation’s president, saying in unequivocal terms that in terms of skill and experience, he’s ready.

When asked during an ABC “This Week” appearance whether he has the necessary experience, Mr. Rubio responded: “I do.” But that’s not the same as saying he will run.

The 42-year-old politico still hasn’t made a decision on whether or not to seek the high office in 2016. He’s a much-mulled candidate, though — along with N.J. Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

His two major considerations while deciding his future political course will be whether or not he can bring a winning message to the GOP in 2016, and if his political aspirations and agendas could best be carried out in the senate, or in the White House.

Not all share Mr. Rubio’s own view of himself as prepared presidential material.

“He’s sort of a victim of his own success,” said Steve Duprey, a New Hampshire Republican National committeeman, in Fox News. “He was considered this hotshot rising star. Then a couple of issues like immigration haven’t gone very far, so some people think his stock is falling.”



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