Marco Rubio: The best fit for President

Fernando J. Ramírez,

The GOP Race is heating up and the number of candidates have started to narrow, with the fifth debate just around the corner.

The top spot in the race switches between Donald Trump and Ben Carson, however there is one candidate that continues to win each debate: Marco Rubio.
Hopefully this trend will continue, because Rubio — a Senator from Florida with fresh and innovative ideas — is best equipped to take on Democratic Party frontrunner Hillary Clinton in the general election.

I feel a connection to Rubio; his humble background and upbringing in America. My parents came to America from Peru and Puerto Rico. Rubio’s mother and father migrated from Cuba to seek a better life at the end of the 1950’s, following the fall of Fulgencio Batista when he was overthrown during Fidel Castro’s revolution.

His mother and father, Oriales and Mario, held blue-collar jobs, working as a housekeeper and bartender, respectively. His uncle read newspaper articles aloud to him when he was growing up. He became interested in current events at a young age and saw how much more opportunity he had in America as opposed to Cuba. Rubio’s political career began shortly after he got a law degree in 1996.

Rubio won four consecutive elections to the Florida House of Representatives and served for almost 10 years, from 1999 to 2009. He has served in the United States Senate since 2010.

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While some may question whether Senator Rubio has the experience, look at our current president: Barack Obama. He served as an Illinois state senator for six years and then a United States Senator for two years before he entered the presidential race.

While it could be argued that President Obama’s strength is domestic policy, it’s important to remember that the next president must be strong on foreign policy. This is an area where Rubio excels as his knowledge of foreign affairs is extensive. He already has a foreign policy plan in place, and he has predicted many of the problems and conflicts currently underway in the Middle East.

Like some other candidates, Rubio wants to make better use of social media and propaganda to take on ISIS and undermine the extremist ideology. Specifically, Rubio wants to start showing videos of captured ISIS fighters and their supporters sobbing and breaking down when they are detained.

The idea here is to not only show the enemy’s weakness, but to deter others from idolizing and feeling compelled to join them. Additionally, he is well-versed on all the complexities of Iran, Russia, China and other hotspots around the world. In all of the presidential debates, he has shown a strong foreign policy plan that utilizes more military action.

On the economic side of the debate, Rubio wants to cut taxes for businesses and individuals to try and get the economy to grow more than three percent a year. While some candidates want to drastically alter the way taxes are calculated, Rubio’s plans are more conventional: lower the existing rates. He also wants to help lower-income families through the use of additional credits.

We need someone that can clearly articulate what America needs in regards to immigration, foreign policy and other pressing issues. Rubio can do this.
Rubio can convince others why his decisions are the correct ones and not just ignore the outcomes and voices of those that disagree. Of all the candidates that stand on the Republican stage, Rubio is one that seems more capable than the rest.
I believe that he is the only one who can accomplish this.