On his radio show, Brian Kilmeade asks Marco Rubio if he feels "threatened" by Ted Cruz's rising star (listen here).
KILMEADE: They're saying 'He is the new Rubio. He's going to be the up and coming Hispanic star' and that you should feel threatened by him.
Do you, and is that how you think, too?
RUBIO: No, I'm excited about it.... I think it's an honor people would say he's the next Marco Rubio, but in fact, he's the next Ted Cruz.
I mean, he is his own man. He's exciting, in and of himself. he has a great story to tell, he's a real knowledgeable and accomplished guy.
I don't get the new meme that Cruz might replace Rubio as the new GOP darling..... Is it only allowable that there be one Hispanic GOP star?
If so, that seems to be assuming an implicit tokenism in Republicans, wherein the party will only accept one minority voice (just to show that it's inclusive and all).
There seems to be room for multiple, star GOP governors in the party (e.g. Christie, Jindal etc)... why not multiple, star Hispanics, too?
[Hat tip: Houston Chronicle]
[Photo: Gage Skidmore]