Source: Raw Story
GOP strategist: We need Rubio because ‘he knows who Tupac is’
By Jonathan Terbush
Sunday, February 10, 2013 15:33 EST
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has been hailed by many Republicans as the savior of the party, what with his youth, charisma and Cuban heritage.
Yet that’s not all he has to offer. According to one Republican strategist, the freshman Florida Senator also knows a little something about 90s rap music to boot.
Sunday on ABC’s This Week, GOP operative Nicole Wallace argued that Rubio was good for the party as a whole because, “he knows who Tupac is.” That knowledge, she said, proved that he could connect to young voters, a demographic the GOP has typically sruggled to court.
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) made that very point during the show.
“It’s like lipstick on a pig,” he said. “I mean, the bottom line is, the Republicans have a core values problem, not a ‘who knows who Tupac Shakur is’ problem.”
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