Marco Rubio tonight entered the 2016 race for the presidency, making him the fourth high-profile politician from either political party to take the dive.
'Yesterday is over, and we're never going back,' he said as he took a jab at Hillary Clinton, who yesterday announced her own bid, calling her a candidate of 'yesterday.'
The highest office in the land used to be 'reserved for the rich and the powerful,' he said, 'but I live in an exceptional country, a country where the son of a bartender and a maid...can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.'
Promising to bring about a 'new American century,' 43-year-old Rubio said he would not step aside and wait his turn, as some have suggested he should, to run for higher office.
'I can make a difference as president,' he proclaimed.