In South Carolina, Rubio heals wounds on the right
August 26th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
3 months ago

In South Carolina, Rubio heals wounds on the right

ANDERSON, South Carolina (CNN) - Marco Rubio came to South Carolina this week hoping to win over the kind of conservative hardliners who turned on him last year as the Senate immigration reform bill he sponsored hit a roadblock in the Republican-controlled House.

By the time Rubio addressed a massive GOP fundraiser here on Monday evening, it wasn't his right flank he had to worry about.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Marco Rubio • South Carolina
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  1. Grow up already...

    Gee, Marco... Somehow I don't think that the "wounds" are very "healed"... But I also care very little.

    August 26, 2014 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  2. CALIFORNIA

    Just another article democrats can gather at.

    August 26, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  3. reality check please!

    CALIFORNIA, he's all yours, your party is going to need someone to appeal to the Latinos, you guys think your message is the problem, lmao. This is a perfect example, you can't even find the brass to vote on your own bill, then blame the other side. Yup, were so stupid we haven't figured out he was doing what his bosses told him too, if you can't successfully block huge numbers, you soon will be irrelevant.

    August 26, 2014 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  4. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP THE NATIONAL JOKE PARTY , WE WONT PASS ANYTHING AND STILLGET PAID

    I think Rubio better WORRY about KEEPING his own seat in Florida in stead of campaigning for DISFUNCTIONAL GOP canadates in other states????? Let see , who does Rubio represent in OUR STATE of Florida???? The teaparty AND the Cubans , that's it !!! Kick this loser out in his next election in 2016 and give him a double LOSS!!!!

    August 26, 2014 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Still, Rubio brushed off questions about his presidential aspirations in a session with reporters, giving them a pat answer about waiting until after the midterms before making a decision about a White House run."

    Yeah, well. It doesn't take much to get GOPerville all flushed and star struck. Nor, I think, does it take much for the media to drool over that which isn't going to happen in GOPerville.

    That being said ... kudos for cutting and pasting Rubio adviser's meme (and faxed memo) heralding Rubio as the next best thing to ... well, whatever it takes to get GOPerville all flushed and filled with anticipated excitement.

    Somehow, I don't think Rubio is all he's worked himself up to be on that coveted national level he's trying so hard to break into. Nor will he ever be a national shrine; either as a moderate ... a conservative ... or a Teaper.

    August 26, 2014 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    In basketball, they have a name for politicians like Rubio.... ... self-checked.

    August 26, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Chris..E.Al

    I would rather walk with the waterboy than ride around in that dem clown car without any i.d. and get i.d as a clown .

    August 26, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    ""I couldn't think of a better way to make Rubio look good in South Carolina."

    Or worse nationally.

    Please pro-freekin-ceed....

    August 26, 2014 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    Oh look! It's the poster boy for Big Sugar and the Tea Party.

    August 26, 2014 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    635 – I think Lynda was merely pointing out the hypocrisy that the RWNJs are so famous for.

    August 26, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  11. Lolo

    Can you belive that the old S.C. geezers were the only ones there. They are still stuck in the old days. Let's just hope that they are not spreading their hatred disease amoung their off-springs. I am from Anderson and I can tell you that the only thing that has changed is the landscaping. The young blacks and whites in Anderson hang out together and do not believe none of this BS the GOP are selling. Only the old geezers believe it out of fear and hatred. I wonder did they ask Rubio was he a communist since he was not born in America? Rubio can give it up because for one he is not white enough and the GOP are not letting him win anything. Romney was white enough, but not Christian enough for their taste. The GOP is dying and they can't see the forrest for the trees.

    August 26, 2014 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  12. reality check please!

    He looks thirsty!

    August 26, 2014 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |