An interesting position from Governing‘s Josh Goodman:
But, here’s something I feel as though I can say with a fair amount of confidence: Rubio would not have been speaker of the House in 2007 if it weren’t for term limits. He might not have been a state legislator at all.
In Florida, House members only can serve 8 years before they have to leave office. Without that rule, it’s possible that the South Florida delegation would have been filled with politically untouchable 25-year veterans. A young politician like Rubio, who was elected to the Legislature before he turned 30, might not have had a chance.