Carney: Rubio’s Message Same As Romney’s [View all]
PEMA LEVY 2:37 PM EST, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, 2013
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) presented the same policy ideas that Mitt Romney ran on when he delivered the Republican response to the State of the Union Tuesday night.
"I would say one thing, which is that while the messenger may have changed, the message we heard last night from the Republican speaker was entirely consistent with the policy ideas that Mitt Romney campaigned on last year that the American people did not support," Carney said during his daily press briefing Wednesday. "If you look at the remarks by Senator Rubio last night, they could have been delivered by Governor Romney in their policy essence."
Carney did mention Rubio's push for bipartisan immigration reform, saying that aside from that one issue, the comparison to Romney holds up.