Marco Rubio took on one of the fundamental questions of his presidential candidacy -- whether he's got enough experience for the job -- in a Fox News interview Thursday that asked him to respond to what his one-time mentor Jeb Bush said on the subject.
"I have more experience to be president," Bush told anchor Bret Baier, in a clip Baier played for Rubio. "We've had a president who was gifted, who was charismatic. His name was Barack Obama. There was nothing in his past that could suggest he could fix the things that were broken better for the country right now."
So, is Rubio like Obama?
"Barack Obama has failed as president because his ideas don't work. They wouldn't have worked had he served 50 years in the U.S. Senate," Rubio said.
"It is true there are people running for president that have lived longer than I have," he added. "The world is changing, and no one who is running for president has more experience than I do on the issues confronting our country right now."
Baier pressed Rubio on whether governors' executive experience better qualifies them to be president. (Rubio has backed former governors Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney in the past.)