Here’s Rubio’s acceptance speech after he beat not only Democratic challenger Kendrick Meek, but also the slimy, mercurial Charlie Crist.
There’s no two ways about this – Rubio is going to be a force in conservative politics in years to come. I think he’s actually a much more natural and convincing speaker than Obama, while sharing a similarly compelling personal narrative. Regardless of political differences, I find him quite earnest and likeable. He has broad appeal, as they say.