Alex Massie

Marco Rubio Will Go Far

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Further to Deroy Murdock's post on Marco Rubio, here's his acceptance speech. The guy's a natural. Sure, the hymn to American exceptionalism is much less true now than it was in the past but that's not the point and nor is it a problem that the anti-Washington stuff is merely well-expressed boilerplate. The thing is: it really isn't impossible to imagine Rubio on the Republican ticket in 2016...

So here's a ridiculously early punt for 2016: Rubio vs Martin O'Malley, the governor of Maryland. There's no downside to this sort of hunch. Get it wrong and it's just a meaningless, long-odds punt. But fluke it right and you dine out for years.

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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