Marco Rubio: Our Story

Marco gives an archetypal speech on the American Dream. Immigration, poverty, hard work, opportunity... success.

My Dad used to tell us: "En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos" "In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could."

My dad was a bartender. My mom was a cashier, a maid and a stock clerk at K-Mart. They never made it big. They were never rich. And yet they were successful. Because just a few decades removed from hopelessness, they made possible for us all the things that had been impossible for them.

He stood behind a bar in the back of the room all those years, so one day I could stand behind a podium in the front of a room.