Rubio: "There is only one savior, and it's not me"

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., speaks during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.
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There's no question Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is one of the highest profile Republicans working in Washington today.  Following an election in which Hispanics, women and young voters preferred President Obama over Mitt Romney, the Republican Party hasn't been shy about featuring its diverse, fresh faces.

Wednesday, it was announced the 41-year-old Cuban-American Rubio would rebut Mr. Obama's State of the Union speech next week - in English and in Spanish. 

This high-profile gig comes as speculation about his 2016 presidential plans reaches a fever pitch - he can't go through an interview without being asked if he's planning to run, it seems. 

On top of all that chatter, Rubio hasn't been shy about pushing for immigration reform and arguing that the GOP needs to talk about issues such as immigration in a way that attracts a broader audience.

Time Magazine went as far as proclaiming Rubio as "The Republican Savior" on its cover this week, promoting a story about "How Marco Rubio became the new voice of the GOP."

Well, Time's cover was one step too far for the religious Rubio who tweeted today: "There is only savior, and it's not me. #Jesus"

  • Steve Chaggaris

    Steve Chaggaris is CBS News' senior political editor.