Your article is very interesting....However....Rubio has a history of supporting Illegal Alien Amnesty, well before he became US Senator
When he was Speaker of the Florida House, he routinely killed and squashed bills that would have given Florida strong laws dealing with Illegal Aliens. Now that Alabama and Georgia have strong laws on Illegal Aliens, Florida now becomes more attractive for the Illegal Alien....beyond those that are “migrant workers” in Florida agri-businesses
You will not reason or “change” a supporter of Illegal Alien Amnesty like Rubio. They will find ways to sweet-talk National/Border Security supporters....then turn around and back-door Amnesty-friendly bills
Instead of finding excuses to vote for, or hope that Rubio “changes”...it would be more prudent to find candidates who are stronger on National/Border Security.
Instead of the usual “Rubio is a conservative because Sean Hannity told me so”...lets do better research on candidates. Did you know there were 6 or 7 GOP candidates than ran against Rubio in the 2010 Senate primary? And most of them were pro-American, anti-Illegal Alien
Wasn’t Rubio backed by Jebbie, but was that before he challenged Crist or after Crist lost the primary?
I certainly do not dispute--nor do I take likely your points--that he has been on the other side on immigration issues. Ultimately, there is no issue that is more important. Every nation, every tribe or community's culture reflects the people of that nation, tribe or community. People create their culture; not culture people. Jefferson understood this, when he purchased Louisiana, specifically as a buffer for the Anglo/Celtic cultures of the eastern seaboard States. (See Immigration & The American Future.)
All of this said, I believe that we should at least try to reach Senator Rubio. Anyone's stand on any issue ultimately depends on what he focuses on. Senator Rubio is worth a serious effort to have him refocus on what is essential to the rooted American Conservative.