Asserts the moderate-liberal commentator, about the U.S. Senator and conservative Republican: "Rubio did heavy lifting early in the 2012 campaign year by trying to get his party to embrace immigration reform before the election. He wanted a watered-down version of the Dream Act to reward children of illegal immigrants who enroll in college or serve in the military with citizenship. Rubio has political scars inflicted by the GOP’s right wing, which rejected his plan."
Mr. Williams continues his commentary about Sen. Rubio: "Given the ongoing fight over immigration reform, he is also the man of the moment and potentially the man of the coming year for Republicans. Rubio’s standing as a Tea Party favorite and a likely candidate for the GOP’s 2016 nomination give him the political muscle to wrestle with hard line conservatives in the House. He needs to get them and his Senate colleagues together to put a pro-immigrant face on the GOP. If Rubio is successful he will be the new-age Republican who can put Democrats and President Obama on the defensive in the upcoming immigration reform debate."
Booker Rising response: Juan Williams is working overtime on behalf of his fellow Hispanics. That's understandable, although it's on an issue (illegal immigration) that primarily comes at the expense of non-Hispanic blacks.However, it is nonsense that Sen. Rubio the top lawmaker of 2012. What GOP minds did he significantly change on the illegal immigration issue? Hell, he didn't even deliver the Cuban-American vote in his home state of Florida. Come again, Juan?!