Originally Posted by SNR
I really hate the idea of first term senators leaving early to run for president. It's why I didn't want Rubio to run for president
I have mixed emotions on first term senators also. I thought it was too soon for Obama but he has proven me wrong. I thought perhaps Bob Dole was ready but he proved me wrong too. I don't think Rubio is ready, but I do think this race would have been entirely different had Romney picked him. He should have. Obama may win Florida and none of the other battleground states would matter. In fact, if I were Obama I would spend all my money in Florida and all my time in Colorado, Ohio and Virginia. Obama has a real chance to win in Virginia and take the open Senate seat too. If he does, you can cross Virginia off the GOP's map...its gone forever and that makes it very very hard for republicans from that point on.