John Riley | Metro Weekly | December 15, 2015
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio appears to be embracing opposition to gay marriage as a major plank of his presidential campaign with the release of a new TV ad on Monday and comments he made during a Sunday appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press.
In the latest ad, Rubio laments the loss of what he calls “the essence of America,” making a blatant play for voters who oppose same-sex marriage.
“This election is about the essence of America,” Rubio says in the commercial. “About all of us who feel out of place in our own country. A government incredibly out of touch and millions with traditional values branded bigots and haters.”
The ad also attacks slow wage growth and what Rubio sees as President Obama’s failings when it comes to foreign policy before concluding: “I approve this message because this is about the greatest country in the world…and acting like it.”