Florida Sen. Marco Rubio does not fit traditional political molds. He is a tea party Republican who relaxes with rap music. He is the son of a Cuban-American bartender, and Time magazine recently named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Rubio believes the story of his rise, and that of his family, is “an ode to the American dream.” That is one reason he wrote a memoir, “An American Son,” which he will be signing at 7:30 Friday night at Quail Ridge Books and Music in Raleigh.
Another possible reason for the book – and the high attention his book tour is garnering – is that Rubio is frequently mentioned as likely being on the short list of vice presidential possibilities of presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Read more here.