NAPLES, Fla. - Senator Marco Rubio brought his book tour to Southwest Florida today. He was signing books for hundreds of eager supporters in Naples. It comes at a time when Rubio is at the center of many political discussions, from health care, to immigration, to the Vice Presidency.
"I just waned to write this book as a testament to the American dream. That's why I called it 'An American Son.' For my parents, the American dream was the ability to leave us better off then themselves," Rubio said.
"This is the kind of person we need. He is what we call an American. Not what we have in the White House today," one of his supporters said.
Rubio's name has been linked to Mitt Romney, with rumors he could be the Senator's running mate in 2012. But Rubio isn't talking.
"Out of respect for the process that Governor Romney is going through. It's just best for all of us, especially those of us who have been speculated about in the media, not to talk about it any further," he said.
He is an outspoken opponent of the President's health care reform law and thinks it should be repealed, calling it a middle-class tax increase.
"It's bad for our economy. The number one issue in America today is that the economy is not growing. Jobs aren't being created," Rubio stated.
As for immigration, he says the current system is broken.
"We need to remember that there are millions of people waiting to come here the right way and it would be unfair to them if other people were allowed to cut in line."
Rubio is the son of Cuban immigrants. He says his autobiography is not meant to be a political, but rather "a tribute to the American dream."