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Marco Rubio’s ‘homage’ to Obama’s ad?

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Jordan Carmon has an interesting post this morning:

“This is pretty shocking. I was just looking through Marco Rubio’s ads, and I noticed something particularly striking about this ad, where Charlie Crist is scolded for his reaction to the economic collapse. Marco Rubio is a former Florida House Speaker who is challenging Florida Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican Senate Primary. The ad was called “Fundamentals”, which reminded me of something, but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. And then it hit me. This seems a bit odd. The ads contain the exact same features, music, and lists (just with different numbers). For someone who is so hard criticizing Obama and Charlie Crist for fraternizing with him, maybe Marco Rubio should be getting some heat for plagiarizing from the President.”

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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