The last debate saw Jeb Bush try to attack Marco Rubio and had it blow up in his face.  Since then Bush has tried to keep the pressure on the Junior Senator  from Florida, because he sees some of his slipping support (and donors) going over to Rubio.

Anticipating more attacks during tonight’s debate and hearing stories about a $20,000,000 negative advertising attack against him, brewing in Bush’s superPAC, Rubio decided to strike first, with an ad featuring Jeb Bush’s positive comments about Marco.

The video is title “Before the phony attacks” and includes quotes from the Junior Bush including:

  • “What Marco has is something I think that the Republican Party needs to have, which is a hopeful, optimistic message based on out principles. I’m a huge Marco fan.”
  • “He’s probably the most articulate conservative on the scene today… and the fortitude to be a good president.”
  • “I’m so proud of his high-voltage energy, I’m so proud of his enthusiasm, I’m so proud of his eloquence…”

It starts and ends with “I am a big Marco Rubio fan.” I doubt if Rubio’s commercial will stop the Bush attacks, but they might lessen the sting a bit.  Watch the video below:

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