Marco Rubio on Good Morning America as part of his national rollout: the first interview not to focus on whether the newly elected senator will ditch Florida in favor of a presidential bid.
Instead, George Stephanopoulos asked him about President Obama saying he hasn't ruled out arming the rebels in Libya: "I think it was wise for the president not to take it off the table, to leave that open as an option," he said.
And then his opinion piece on why he won't vote to raise the debt ceiling as the administration has proposed -- or support another short term budget fix. "We need to show that we're serious," he said.
Only at the end did Rubio's presidential or vice presidential prospects come up and then in the context of Republicans having trouble wooing Hispanics -- making the Cuban-American Rubio a tempting choice.
"I'm not going to be the vice president in 2012," Rubio said. Course half the time he spoke, the ticker raised the possiblity of him as a vp candidate.