I see a lot of good and bad with Rubio. Overall it’s good, but just barely better than Bush or Trump. I think the attraction we have for him may be his electability. He is suitable to to the Repug base and would attract some minority voters. So it comes down to, not would he be a good POTUS, but could he beat the Democrat’s?
On the issue of Homeland Security funding, yes the Repug’s are playing political games. So are the Democrats. They will not allow a vote in the senate. Both are guilty and our commander in chief is the worst. But I for one don’t think it is that urgent. Homeland did not protect Boston. To me it is a largely ineffective bureaucracy. I see stories on Homeland Security arresting sex offenders and NFL copyright offenders and wonder how terroristic those crimes were? My belief is local police and citizens provide the most security. It would help if the border patrol were allowed to do their jobs.