Marco Rubio says he has Enough Experience to Become President, but Must Still Convince the American People

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio,talks at the Rockingham County Republican Committee's Freedom Founders Dinner, in New Castle, N.H. (AP)
Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio,talks at the Rockingham County Republican Committee’s Freedom Founders Dinner, in New Castle, N.H. (AP)

Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio is at least six months away from saying whether he’ll run for president in 2016, but last week the Senate freshman made clear that he thinks he’s ready.

The 42-year-old Rubio on Friday visited the key, early-voting state of New Hampshire for the first time since the 2012 presidential elections.

“I do” think I have the political experience to become president, Rubio told ABC’s “This Week,” while in New Hampshire, in an interview aired Sunday.

Rubio, a dynamic Tea Party candidate swept into the Senate during the 2010 midterm elections, has quickly emerged as a leading GOP voice in Congress and was even considered a viable, potential presidential candidate in 2012.

He is among several potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates at the top of early polls with New Jersey Gov. Christ Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and fellow freshman Sen. Rand Paul, of Kentucky.

Rubio said two the biggest factors are: deciding whether he could “carry” a winning 2016 GOP message and if the best place to achieve his political goals is the White House or Capitol Hill, where he helped the upper chamber pass comprehensive and bipartisan immigration reform.

Still, Rubio told ABC he wouldn’t have a plan to seek a second Senate term should a presidential bid fall short.

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SOURCE: FoxNews.com

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