Florida Senator Marco Rubio has announced his run for president in the 2016 election. Rubio made the announcement Monday.
“I have heard some suggest that I should step aside and wait my turn,” the candidate said. “But I cannot. Because I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president.”
Rubio has said that he would strive to unite the GOP’s groups and help solve the nations economy. The senator is hoping to become the start of the next generation of leaders.
“We Americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future, before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of America. We can’t do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. We must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them.” said Rubio.
Rubio made the speech at the Miami Freedom Tower to offer how the election would affect him personally and how it would affect voters. He told about his parents, both exiled from Cuba.
“My father stood behind a small portable bar in the back of a room for all those years, so that tonight I could stand behind this podium in the front of this room, that journey, from behind that bar to behind this podium—that’s the essence of the American Dream. And whether or not we remain a special country will depend on whether that journey is still possible for those trying to make it now.” he declared.
His background came into contrast with that of some of his opponents. Hillary Clinton, wife to former President Bill, and Jeb Bush, brother and son of former presidents.
“For almost all of human history, power and wealth belonged only to a select few, most people who have ever lived were trapped by the circumstances of their birth, destined to live the life their parents had. But America is different. Here, we are the children and grandchildren of people who refused to accept this.” said Rubio.