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Some differences, similarities between Rubio and Obama

Some differences, similarities between Rubio and Obama

As soon as Sen. Marco Rubio announced he was running for president, political analysts began comparing him to President Barack Obama. Similarities between the two men are obvious. Both were senators in their first term when they announced their bid for the White House. Both are young — Rubio is 43 and Obama was 47 when he ran for the presidency. Both are minorities — Obama being African-American and Rubio Cuban-American. Obama was the first member of his race elected president, and Rubio aspires to be the first Hispanic in the White House. Rubio has never lost an election. Obama was defeated only once. Like Obama, Rubio has always been an underdog. Yet the Florida...

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