ABOARD THE ROMNEY CAMPAIGN PLANE — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio denied Saturday that he was comparing President Obama’s policies to those of Cuba when he criticized the president at a campaign event for Mitt Romney.
Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, told supporters at a Pensacola, Fla., rally that Obama’s recently released plan for a second term was a “picture book.”
“Unfortunately there’s nothing really innovative in that picture book,” he told the audience. “They’re the ideas that have failed every time they’ve ever been tried. They’re expensive ideas. They’re the ideas of countries that people come here to get away from.”
Speaking to reporters on Romney’s campaign plane, Rubio said he was not referring to Cuba. He denied that Floridians would take it that way.