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Once more, Rubio’s timing exquisite

From his arrival in the Legislature at the precise moment Tallahassee began cranking out Speaker-designates in their 20s to his exquisite ambush of a then-popular governor in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate to his runaway victory in 2010 just as the GOP was looking for possible solutions to wooing Hispanics in national elections, Rubio has been the right guy at the right time with — this cannot be overstated — the right message.

Wednesday, the punctuality muse was at his side again. Even as Americans were coming to grips with a 2.9 percent decline in our first-quarter GDP — more evidence of President Obama’s “wreckovery,” mock quipsters — Rubio was on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” outlining his remarks on Washington’s role in reviving the economy he’d deliver at Hillsdale College’s Washington D.C. campus later that morning.

The speech, the latest in a series laying out “reform conservatism” for a nation less committed to rugged individualism than when Ronald Reagan came along, lays out an alternative path for strengthening the middle class, rewarding initiative and expanding opportunity than the paternalism generally advocated by the president and Capitol Hill Democrats.


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