Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Plant City Tea Party Gives Marco Rubio a Rousing Welcome!

An enthusiastic crowd met in Plant City today to listen to Willie Lawson of BlogTalk Radio, Dr, Gonzalez-Orthopedic Surgeon and Marco Rubio, who will be facing Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican primary race for the US Senate.

Lawson, active in the local Tea Party, warmed the crowd up and Dr. Gonzalez spoke passionately about the need to stop the Democrats from passing their version of health care reform. The crowd broke out in cheers when Dr. Gonzalez reported that Sen. Bernie Sanders had withdrawn his "single payer" amendment today after Sen. Tom Coburn forced a reading of the 767 page amendment. Both speakers noted the importance of voting for a conservative candidate rather than a "Dem lite" in the August Republican primary. There were no names mentioned but it was clear that Rubio was considered the conservative candidate.

Rubio received a standing ovation when he took the stage. His message of personal and fiscal responsibility plays well across Florida and particularly resonates in Plant City, a small mostly rural community. After speaking, Rubio mingled with crowd answering questions and having his picture taken.

No one in this crowd was surprised that Rubio had tied Crist in the most recent Rasmussen poll-he was obviously their choice.


SwampWoman said...

Good picture!

SwampWoman said...

Thanks for the report; I've liked what I read, but do not know how effectively he communicates the message in person.

Carol said...

I highly recommend that if you get the opportunity to hear Rubio speak that you should jump on it. He has true conservative values and is able to communicate very effectively. He is also a great listener. When he takes questions he just blow through a placating answer that he pulled out of his, um, back pocket. He is definately looking like the real deal.

At the risk of being politically correct or whatever, let me assure you SwampWoman, he looks YUMMY.

Carol said...

Aw, crud. Please insert the word "doesn't" between "he" and "just". I've got to learn to proofread before I hit enter rather than after.

SwampWoman said...

Heh. He looked pretty yummy to me, too!

/and I say that in a motherly sort of way. Not.