In a weekend interview with the Wall Street Journal's Collin Levy, Marco Rubio said that he would welcome an endorsement from Sarah Palin:
He's never met Ms. Palin but admires her political style: "I think she brings a level of real-life everyday sentiment that people identify with... I think she energizes people."Rubio, the former Speaker of Florida's House, is challenging Gov. Charlie Crist in the Republican primary to fill the U.S. Senate seat of retiring Mel Martinez.
Among both supporters and skeptics in the GOP, there's a sense that the two, along with Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, are among the party's leaders of the future—and also a sense that after the Bush interregnum the fundamental soul of the GOP is Reaganite after all. Money has also begun pouring in to help level the playing field against the well-funded governor.
Mr. Rubio says that a Sarah Palin endorsement would be welcome and "a positive" at this point.
Read the full interview here.