RUBIO: Yes. I'm going to say I have been here in the United States Senate for about a year. There are some things I want to finish doing here, but I really, really want to accomplish some things in the United States Senate.
O'REILLY: All right, so it's off the table?
RUBIO: It is. It is.
O'REILLY: It's almost shocking. I mean, you are just made for this. You're good on TV. You're absolutely a conservative. You represent Hispanic-Americans in a fine way. And if you could elevate the Republican Party into the White House, you're telling me you wouldn't?
RUBIO: Well, why can't I do that from the Senate?
O'REILLY: Because you can't.
RUBIO: Oh sure you can. Absolutely.
O'REILLY: No, you are one of 100 there.
RUBIO: Yes, but there's a lot of important public policy that's come out of the Senate. The Senate is an important place. We can do a lot of good from there if we focus on it. I believe I can do just as much good in the United States Senate.
O'REILLY: All right. What if we kidnap you and hide you?
RUBIO: Well, that changes everything.
O'REILLY: All right. Well, look, I'm glad you are being honest with the folks. I'm glad you're being honest with them because certainly this is going to be a nasty campaign, and in Florida it's going to be super nasty.
RUBIO: Well, when you have a president whose record is one of making things worse, they have no choice but to make it that way, and that will be unfortunate. The American people deserve better than that.
O'REILLY: I can see you in 10 years, maybe even sooner, running for president yourself.
RUBIO: Or having a show here on Fox.
O'REILLY: You might want to think about that, senator. "The Rubio Factor." Well, I've got to get out of here sometime.
RUBIO: Maybe I could fill in on Fridays.
O'REILLY: It might -- yes, absolutely you can slide right in here. I could see you running for president. The first Cuban-American president. I could see it.
RUBIO: Well, that would be a tremendous honor. You know, obviously that's -- those are things that present themselves down the road.
RUBIO: But, you know, here is the key. Right now it's really important for me at this stage -- 9, 10, 12 months into my career in the Senate to focus on that and -- and not talk about these other things because it starts affecting the way you behave and how you vote and how you do things.
O'REILLY: Very true. Very true.
RUBIO: So there will be plenty of time for those kinds of decisions later on.
O'REILLY: Senator, it's a pleasure to have you in.
RUBIO: Thank you.
O'REILLY: Thanks very much.
RUBIO: Thank you for having me.
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