The answer is of course obvious.
In my new book The Queen which publishes next week (and which of course can be preordered), I label Marco Rubio as former Secretary of State Clinton’s “worst nightmare.” The reasons are explained at length in the book, but HRC has obviously concluded the same and her oppo folks look to be dumping whatever they can find into the laps of New York Times’ reporters.
Other candidates for the GOP nomination can’t be ruled out as the sources for this stuff, especially the speedboat (which is a Rubio passion I haven’t read about before or have forgotten), but this reporting is neither very new nor very exciting compared to the average American’s financial history much less the mountain of financial scheming going on around the Clintons.
Team Rubio fired back with a statement:
The Marco Rubio for President campaign released the following statement in response to the latest New York Times story attacking Marco:
“The New York Times today attacked Marco because he could not afford to pay for college, arrogantly describing his student loan debt as ‘a deep financial hole of his own making.’ The attack from The Times is just the latest in their continued hits against Marco and his family,” said Communications Director Alex Conant.
“First The New York Times attacked Marco over traffic tickets, and now they think he doesn’t have enough money. Of course if he was worth millions, The Times would then attack him for being too rich, like they did to Mitt Romney.”
“What The Times misses is that getting rich is not what has driven Senator Rubio’s financial decisions. His goal at this stage in his life is to provide his four children with a good home, a quality education, and a safe and happy upbringing,” Conant added. “As he wrote in his book, ‘The mark I make in this world will not be decided by how much money I make or how many titles I attain. Rather, the greatest mark I can leave is the one I will make as a father and a husband.’”
The Truth About Marco’s Personal Finances:
Marco has a single debt, the mortgage on his home.
Marco has decided to send his four children to private Christian schools in Miami, and has created college savings accounts for each kid.
Over the last several years, Marco has donated close to $150,000 to charity.
Marco’s monthly financial obligations do not put his family finances above the 43 percent debt-to-income ratio the federal government suggests is worrisome.
Marco’s paid off over $150,000 in student loans from his undergraduate and law degree.