February 13, 2013


Erasing Romney

"His desperate need for a drink of water created the immediate headline, but Sen. Marco Rubio's (R-FL) much-anticipated speech Tuesday night had a very serious intent: It was as much an exercise in erasing Mitt Romney's legacy on the Republican Party as it was a traditional response to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address," Jonathan Martin reports.

"The selection of Rubio to speak for his party marked the latest, and perhaps most overt, step in the GOP's rehabilitation project since Election Day, an effort to repackage its identity without altering its policies."

First Read: "But here's a separate question we have: Did Rubio broaden his party's reach? While he's younger than Mitt Romney and has a more relatable life story, Rubio's speech was almost a rehash of almost everything we heard from Romney and the GOP in 2012."










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