Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
It's a global Jihad, stupid. Allowing that poison into the country is only going to increase the damage it inflicts on others.
His immigration bill will hurt him unless he comes right out and say's "I made a mistake" something neither of the Clintons ever did or ever will. He is Hispanic, young, a very good communicator and speaker so yes I think he will be the running as a very refreshing face of a young America.
GOP's chance is 2016. It's much harder to run against an incumbent, and it's very rare for either party to hold on to the WH after an 8 year run. Last Democrat to do that was Van Buren if I'm not mistaken.
....and I disagree with your assessment of VP not being a springboard. Throughout the history of this country it has been a springboard to get the party's nod.
The GOPs chance is 2016. If you look at history, the party of a two term President very rarely holds on. Ask John McCain.
As for Rubio, I don't think that realistically he sees himself as a strong enough candidate to get the nomination. Maybe he is hoping for some stumbles, but I still believe he is playing for VP.