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Doesn't my next -- noted fact is -- an entire remarkable campaign on it.
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It's come -- here we're all very excited there's another rock star in the grand old party ended this guy pulls off what some are calling potentially.
The party upset of the decade Marco Rubio.
Could soon be the only rock star in the grand old party a year ago he trailed Florida Republican governor Charlie Crist -- more.
Than forty points for the State's open senate seat.
Now there about dead even and which is why politicos are dead serious following rubio is every move and no doubt his every word this interview with me now.
Florida US senate candidate Marco Rubio mr.
-- -- good things.
Thank you good evening what do you think of the fixation on Harry Reid and when he's said or meant.
To -- about Barack Obama couple leaders.
While I think everyone agrees it was unfortunate and -- -- -- kind of touched exactly about.
The directions things going look it's unfortunate he said what he did.
And and I'm not justifying it in any way in and clearly when you make a career out of going after others -- saying those sorts of things.
You're going to be held to that standard that's what's happening to him right now but.
In America today we are being faced with things that are truly generational and -- nature I tell people all the time my kids.
And my children and the children of those watching this program are members of the most important generation in American history there -- going to be the most prosperous Americans ever.
-- they're going to be the first Americans that are gonna inherit from their parents a diminished country and those are the issues we should be focused on like a laser because.
Which road we go is being decided right now and over the next couple of the year is.
And we don't like the way it's gone.
Democratic chances on -- Republican colleagues and say well.
If -- you have -- over this delays or stymie is a big health care vote so be it what he says.
I didn't get the last part of your question what I just think this fixation on what Harry Reid said it is going to actually be good out of the cause that he was thousand that is.
The delaying big government votes to -- may be or or -- -- votes on health care.
-- they may be right for procedural standpoint but -- ultimately these sorts of ideas like health care in the stimulus package have to be defeated on the battlefield of ideas we have to articulate to the American people.
Why these ideas -- about what they won't mean and then you've got offer an alternative you can't just go around opposing these things you -- got to -- the alternative.
And luckily I do think there are some those of those in the Republican Party in Washington DC that are slowly building up.
This movement from within to offer clear alternatives and and I hope that's what the focus will be on here over the next ten months.
You know the rap against you fairly or not is that your.
The Canada now that the traditional type government -- -- Charlie Crist or what have you.
Or the whale watch again this planet.
Spending what -- against -- against -- against against what that you stand first for something people can't figure out what do you what do you make of that -- Well I think I stand for the things that are made America great my life experience and my parents.
-- that was a bartender my mom was the stock clerk at Kmart and the cashier and a and I can tell you what allowed me to have opportunities they didn't.
And that is that America was committed to limited government that this was a nation that basically said look.
We're gonna have government we're not anarchist and it's important government exists to protect our fundamental rights but beyond that we're gonna let you go out -- and determine what it is you needing her own life.
And then give you the opportunity to go out there and get it.
And I believe in limited government has made Americans the freest and most prosperous people in all of human history.
That's like the mainstream of American political thought I think the vast majority of Americans would agree -- and I just trying to give that a voice here in Florida in the US senate race.
What do you think of doesn't say you -- closer to the Tea Party is way of thinking that is.
A party if it well -- political.
Bomb and that you would welcome if it came to this.
A divided Republican Party if it went back to its core.
If it went back to its basic principles even if it Lawson seats in the process.
Why I favor -- united Republican Party one that is united not behind people learn individual.
But over a set of principles and ideas -- look when the Republican Party is the leading voice in the American political spectrum on behalf of limited government wins elections.
When the Republican Party is about anything else whether it's power fund raising or trying to be more -- the Democrats.
The vast majority of Americans believe in limited government you know they don't wake up in the morning and identify themselves as conservatives or moderates are too busy raising children running businesses.
Living their lives but they do believe in limited government you don't want government picking the winners and losers in our economy.
And they're looking for voices in American politics.
I think the Republican Party is the logical home for the limited government movement in our country.
That's what I want a united Republican Party to be about fact I think that's what we should be united around.
Now we'll wrestler by the Davis.
Talk -- hosted said that Republicans wasted time trying to be Democrat lite I think isn't a -- elements -- -- you just said there.
Another analyst and said not too long ago.
Moderates we don't need no state can moderates are is that the Republican Party is -- -- -- You know these labels of people and I don't even know what that means necessarily sometimes people call themselves moderates I know that there were those in the Republican Party.
Who just a year ago believed in -- an openly articulated the fact.
Are there their belief that the way the Republicans were gonna win more elections -- -- -- becoming more like the Democrats they went around saying we gotta be.
More like them I never bought into that we already have a Democratic Party why we need to.
Democratic parties in America if you want more government if you think that spending money we don't have is the way to create jobs.
If you think the government taking over the health care industry in this country is the way to provide people with the insurance.
And provide them coverage.
Then you've already got someone to vote for you've already got a party that speaks for you for what about the rest of us what about what I believe is a growing majority of Americans.
But do not agree -- don't they deserve a voice in American politics.
That's what I think the Republican Party should be.
All right so.
The other rapids that.
If we don't get health care we have we do.
It will be incumbent upon Republicans who do get elected that their focus will be to want to do everything that's been done.
If you were to make it to the senate would your goal be to dismantle.
Everything that has been belts by Democrats in this -- Now you don't.
I think that my goal would be to be a voice among many hopefully growing number of Republicans in the senate and in the house.
And who who want to see this country get back on a limited government track in essence that want to see this party and ultimately this country.
Get back to those principles that I might have made -- the freest.
Most prosperous people on earth are remind everybody that to some extent that was the agenda Ronald Reagan was the term back many of the mistakes that were made in the new deal.
Once again bring government growth under control but the bottom line is simple we can argue Republicans Democrats moderates conservatives liberals we cannot afford.
We cannot afford going forward the pace of this government growth.
It will bankrupt our nation it will condemn our children to historic and unprecedented and quite frankly -- unbearable tax rates.
That will resemble that of much of the other industrialized nations and Western Europe and so forth.
That's not the future that the more the majority of Americans want for their kids.
They deserve for these things to be clearly articulated and generally represented in American politics.
-- of the Republican Party than Michael Steele should still.
Be leading it.
Yeah I think he's doing a good job you know obviously know we're always gonna agree on everything someone says.
At that job of being chairman is a difficult one particularly at the national level.
But but I think Michael Steele is is trying to kind of lead this party through a transitional period as it tries to find his voice again.
And I quite frankly think that voices to be the voice of a growing number of Americans.
I want this party.
Or someone to stand up and say the direction this -- this nation is headed is wrong we -- to get back to those things and many Americans free and prosperous but throughout our history.
Are you a global warming.
Fanatic -- have fewer states freezing now.
-- -- you know some of us here are missing the days of global warming and that's almost two weeks of thirties and overnight and you know ultimately -- the issue here is about energy policy I want America to be energy independent I think the American innovator.
Won't get us there over the long term I think income Americans have proven that he can make money doing something we do -- better than anyone in the world and I think you can make money by inventing.
And and implementing energy efficiency and energy generating technologies that's the long term in the short term.
I think America -- at its disposal all of its energy resources.
All right Margaret rubio and it was sort of an asterisk a year ago and now a contender as they say today to thank you very much --
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