Something’s Up With Marco Rubio: Releasing Book, Top Aide Creating Think Tank

  • In an interview with RealClearPolitics, Sen. Marco Rubio condemned three decades of “elites” for assuming that “our country just wouldn’t matter anymore.” He rewinds the clock to at least 1990 when the Soviet Union was crumbling, and the United States was on the eve of what the late Charles Krauthammer described as “a unipolar moment.”
  • That’s when, according to Rubio, another generation of America’s “best and brightest” blew it.
  • It is the latest in the ongoing evolution of Rubio, one that saw the Florida senator transform from a darling of the GOP establishment into a populist gadfly armed with policy – an intellectual and political progression aided, in large part, by his longtime chief of staff, Mike Needham. RealClearPolitics is first to report that Needham will leave Capitol Hill, and with Rubio’s blessing, begin a new think tank to aid in that effort.
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