Syria offers GOP a ‘roadmap’ for 2016

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Senator Marco Rubio speaks with reporters outside of the Senate floor in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
Senator Marco Rubio speaks with reporters outside of the Senate floor in the Capitol on Tuesday, May 7, 2013.
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Let me finish with this.

I believe that this debate over Syria is offering a roadmap to the Republican nomination for President next time.

The candidate who wishes to be the nominee will be the one who positions himself as directly as possible against President Obama.

Why?

You know. It’s for the simple new definition of the Republican party: it’s the anti-Obama party.  The more you hate Obama the more you are deeply entrenched in the deepest bunker of the GOP.   The further away from Obama, the further right you are - and that is the safest place to be come campaign time.

So watch this episode, the testing zone, this ground-zero for political posturing.  Rand Paul voted against the Syrian resolution today.   Marco Rubio, another member of the Foreign Relations Committee, followed him, also voting “Nay.”

Watch when we get to the Senate floor.  It will be the same: anyone who wants in in 2016 will vote to stay out of Syria.

Syria offers GOP a ‘roadmap’ for 2016

Updated