The newly sworn in Republican Senator from Florida, Marco Rubio, is putting everyone on notice that he is not interested in the possibility of being the 2012 Republican candidate for Vice President.
The Cuban-American who was a Tea Party candidate is basking in all the attention pundits and Republicans are putting on him as the new face of the Republican Party. Rubio did win the majority of the Cuban-American vote but it is unknown what a nationwide candidacy could mean to Hispanic-Americans. Rubio, though elusive when pinned down ont he subject, appears to be against the DREAM Act and immigration reform – issues identified as priorities for the majority of Latinos in the U.S.
Rubio was recently interviewed by the St. Pete Times and when asked about his interest in the VP job he said ‘Not Interested’ due to the large job ahead of him and the focus needed. Of course he sees all the talk as “flattering”. Rubio identified simplifying the tax code, and tackling government regulations so that American business won’t be overwhelmed as his priorities.