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Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

Ste1021 Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 11:26 AM
If Republicans vote for amnesty it will probably make their part irrelevent. They will pick up very few Hispanic votes and Conservatives will leave them in droves.
Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?

Look at the only lawmaker who has become president in the last half-century. Barack Obama did almost nothing in his brief time in the Senate. His career in the world's greatest deliberative body consisted mainly of showing up, becoming immediately dissatisfied and looking for something better.

Obama never took a leading role crafting any piece of momentous legislation. And some of the things he did do, like voting...