Washington Times on March 5, 2016, reported that Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida told the conservative grassroots that the country’s young people won’t have a chance if Democrats keep control of the White House — or if the conservative movement is “hijacked” by someone who’s not a conservative. Excerpts below:
“Being a conservative can never be about simply an attitude. Being a conservative cannot simply be about how long you’re willing to scream, how angry you’re willing to be, or how many names you’re willing to call people,” Mr. Rubio said at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), to sustained applause.
Mr. Rubio also addressed the young people in the crowd, saying they’ll be left behind if Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders end up in the White House.
“They won’t have a chance if a Hillary Clinton or a Bernie Sanders is elected,” he said.
“And they won’t have a chance if [the] conservative movement is hijacked by someone who is not a conservative,” Mr. Rubio said to sustained cheers and applause.
During a question-and-answer session after his address, Mr. Rubio said he waited so long to go after GOP front-runner Donald Trump because he was fighting off other attacks and that he didn’t get into the race to beat up on other candidates.