Rubio tapped to deliver GOP SOTU response

The media is going to accuse Republicans of shamelessly catering to Hispanics by choosing Florida Senator Marco Rubio to deliver the GOP response to the president's State of the Union address. They're right, of course. The problem is the double standard - the press never calls out the Democrats when they shamelessly pander to minorities. Identity politics is a fact of life, but Rubio brings a little more to the table than just his ethnic heritage. He's smart, committed, and can communicate with the voters. I'm sure just about anyone with a passing interest in Republican party politics - the Tea Party and Karl Rove included - are anxious to see how Rubio does. The Hill: Rubio's response will be delivered in both English and Spanish, according to Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) office. "Marco Rubio is one of our party's most dynamic and inspiring leaders. He carries our party's banner of freedom, opportunity and prosperity in a way few others can. His family's story is a...(Read Full Post)