Sen. Marco Rubios trip to Colombia last weekend highlights his growing role as a player on U.S. foreign policy and some of the assets he might bring to Republicans 2012 ticket.
Along with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseffís recent high-profile trip to Washington, Rubio said he hoped the summit ďwill be the beginning of a new era of engagement, which will be very positive for the countryĒ ó particularly when it comes to energy and trade.
Those arenít exactly the words of the fire-breathing attack dog that some GOP partisans might be looking for in their vice presidential nominee. But statesmanship in the Spanish-speaking world is valued by U.S. Latinos ó something Romney might be considering.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.