In her Feb. 3 op-ed, “Rubio and Sanders were the real winners,” Ruth Marcus stated that in New Hampshire, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), a candidate for president, can “amp up his moving life story.”
Yes, the public could deem “moving” Mr. Rubio’s account of his parents emigration from communist Cuba. As a Miami Cuban, Mr. Rubio knows well the potential political capital of the narrative that describes him as the son of parents who left because of the Cuban revolution.
The truth, however, is that Mr. Rubio’s parents left Cuba two-and-a-half years before Castro’s forces took power and, hence, were not victims of the revolution. His parents came to the United States purely for economic reasons.
Mr. Rubio’s deliberately misleading narrative raises serious questions about his honesty and his qualification to be a presidential nominee.
Alfred Gluecksmann, Silver Spring