Senator Marco Rubio has made Time Magazine’s 2012 list of 100 most influential people in the world, released on Wednesday morning, which features a healthy mix of global leaders, artists and rebels as usual.
The ninth annual list, which will hit newsstands on Thursday, was compiled by editors at Time incorporating votes from the public.
Here’s a link to the essay by Jeb Bush.
I knew there was something special about Marco Rubio when I first met him as a young Republican city commissioner. Bilingual and bicultural, he represents the best of the emerging second generation of Cuban immigrants. His ascendancy in politics has not surprised me or the people who know him. Rubio’s abiding faith in the promise of America is so compelling.
Today Senator Rubio, 40, is an eloquent voice for limited government, entrepreneurial capitalism and a robust foreign policy. Watching him operate in D.C. is refreshing as he continually seeks common ground with Democrats on issues like job growth and immigration without violating principle. Rubio is the real deal, and I for one look forward to watching him contribute to the rebuilding of our great country in the years to come.