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David Plouffe: Marco Rubio as GOP savior "sophomoric, juvenile"



Mike Allen's Playbook today excerpts the upcoming Robert Draper New York Times Magazine article about modernizing the GOP. From an interview with Obama strategist David Plouffe:

"I asked Plouffe , wasn't the G.O.P. just one postmodern presidential candidate - say, a Senator Marco Rubio - away from getting back into the game? Pouncing, he replied: 'Let me tell you something. The Hispanic voters in Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico don't give a damn about Marco Rubio, the Tea Party Cuban-American from Florida. You know what? We won the Cuban vote! And it's because younger Cubans are behaving differently than their parents. It's probably my favorite stat of the whole campaign. So this notion that Marco Rubio is going to heal their problems - it's not even sophomoric; it's juvenile! And by the way: the bigger problem they've got with Latinos isn't immigration. It's their economic policies and health care. The group that supported the president's health care bill the most? Latinos.' ...

[Last modified: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:12am]


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