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.