Rubio praised the Republican presidential field, calling it "diverse and talented." Democrats are down to a two-candidate race because they don't have any rising stars, he argued.
Rubio singled out Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez as examples of rising Republican stars.
But Rubio never fully responded to the question that triggered his remarks, which was: Who would be his leadership dream team?
"I think it's presumptuous to say," said Rubio.