The race topick up the pieces begins it seems.
Sen. Marco Rubio said the way to turn around the nation’s struggling economy is not to raise taxes on the wealthiest individuals, but rather to make “poor people richer” as he visited this politically important state in a trip certain to stoke speculation about Rubio’s plans.
Ostensibly, Rubio’s visit to this early nominating state was for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s birthday party. But the political implications of Rubio’s visit were clear from the start as the Republican Party looks ahead to 2016’s presidential contest.
“For Gov. Branstad’s birthday, his 66th,” Rubio said, flashing a grin when asked what he was doing in the state.
But his birthday wishes for Branstad were more like a roadmap for his party looking for a new direction and an argument for a Rubio presidential campaign.