The son of former Gov. Jeb Bush has announced that he is endorsing Marco Rubio. Jeb Bush, Jr is highly respected and well liked in Florida and his endorsement will immediately gives the Rubio campaign a huge boost. In announcing his support, he said,
“Florida and our country are at a crossroads. Not only in our economic life, but in who we are as Republicans. My choice was a simple one: Marco Rubio represents the best in what our Party should strive to be and who it must engage – he is young, conservative, and believes in the principles of our Founding Fathers, that individual freedom and liberty are what makes our country great and always will. Marco Rubio is a candidate who can help to bring our Party back on track by reaching out to our youth, entrepreneurs, Hispanics and those who believe that if you work hard enough, anything you dream can be achieved. With Marco, we have a great opportunity to elect a true conservative and a greater obligation to elect a man of principle.”
I predicted in Selling Out To Win that by the end of the summer Rubio would catch Crist in the polls. I’m not sure it is going to take that long. Maybe it is time the NRSC rethinks its position.
UPDATE: Huckabee is also endorsing Rubio. Good for you, Mike.