Is Sen. Marco Rubio the one? Mitt Romney’s potential vice president choice raises profile with Brookings speech

Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks about foreign policy, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at the Brookings Institution in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Only two days removed from the high-profile press conference and photo op that saw him standing side-by-side with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, Sen. Marco Rubio delivered a sweeping foreign-policy speech Wednesday at the Brookings Institute to further galvanize public perception about the Florida senator being a serious contender in the “veepstakes” to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate.

“Rubio took a bipartisan stance on foreign policy in … burnishing his credentials as a possible running mate for Mitt Romney as he called for greater U.S. engagement in international affairs,” Arlette Saenz blogged for ABC News.

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