US Senate candidate Marco Rubio (R) got right to the heart of a political matter on the minds of many when he delivered the weekly GOP address on Saturday. The former speaker of the Florida House said, “Today the American Dream is threatened by out of control politicians in Washington, who think that more government deficit spending is what it takes to grow our economy. That has never worked anywhere it’s been tried and it won’t work now.”
For Rubio, the American Dream is a personal issue. And for many of us whose personal history includes memories of growing up in small towns and rural areas, his personal history resonates.