Florida Senator Marco Rubio spoke to a rain soaked audience at the Iowa State Fair Tuesday. The Republican presidential candidate kept his appearance on the Des Moines Register Soapbox state brief because of the weather. Rubio used just half his allotted time of 20 minutes. He stuck to his standard stump speech including the story about his Cuban immigrant parents and their work ethic.
“[The] journey my family was able to make in this country,” he said. “The journey from behind that bar in the back of that room to this soapbox right here. That journey is the essence of the American dream”
Rubio says all Americans are a generation or two removed from a similar story. He says as president he would modernize economic policies and make the U-S have the most powerful military force in the world.