Marco Rubio wants you to know something about his presidential rivals: They’re old

Fortune

Marco Rubio, the latest entrant into an increasingly crowded presidential field, couldn’t have spelled out his pitch more clearly if he’d stamped “The Future” on his forehead. The freshman Republican senator from Florida, taking the stage Monday evening in Miami to announce his 2016 candidacy, missed no opportunity to hammer home the generational contrast he hopes will lift him above the contest’s two outsize early heavies — first, his mentor, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (age 62), and then former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (67), who made her own long-anticipated entry official with an announcement-by-video yesterday.

“Too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the twentieth century,” Rubio told a the crowd gathered at the Freedom Tower, a sort of Ellis Island for Cuban exiles like his parents. “They are busy looking backwards, so they do not see how jobs and prosperity today depend on our…

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