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February 6th, 2013
09:57 PM ET

Marco Rubio to give GOP's State of the Union response: Is it a blessing or curse?

Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida has been chosen to deliver his party's response to President Obama's State of the Union address next week.

It sounds like a great opportunity, a time for this rising star and potential 2016 presidential candidate to shine.

But for those who took it up in the past, this gig didn't turn out to be so glamorous.

So, is it worth the risk?

OutFront tonight: CNN contributor David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, and Rosa Brooks, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration.


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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Pretty good job, notwithstanding the product placement for Poland Spring, and at least Rubio had the sense of humor to tweet a pic of the bottle afterward...

    Still have to say the best GOP response I've seen was Gov. Mitch Daniels. And I'm not just saying that because he's President of our university... All right, that may make me a little biased, but it's no less true.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:17 am | Reply
  2. Joey at Purdue Univ

    Well, the GOP 2012 party line of "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free & we'll electrocute them" was pretty lame. Also, Akin & Mourdock didn't help much, either. Some of these primary debates were almost like watching a vaudeville routine, capped off with the first quote from a Pokemon movie ever spoken by a Presidential candidate before.

    Rubio's a different type of Republican, which is what you guys need right now.

    February 6, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Reply

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