The Great Republican Hope

Waldman wonders how long Rubio will hold the title:

[Y]ou can only be the Next Big Thing for so long, and there’s really only one way to become your party’s savior: win the White House. If immigration reform passes, Rubio will probably be given credit on the right. But what if, in 2014, Republicans do no better with Latino voters than they did in 2012? That might make them decide that moderating their stance was a waste of time. Or it might make them decide they need Rubio more than ever.

Josh Marshall’s view:

Let’s just say it: Marco Rubio is the Wes Clark of 2013. Only with many fewer accomplishments.