Have you seen the cover of the latest issue of TIME magazine? It puts the spotlight on Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the so-called “savior” and “new voice” of the Republican Party:

For Rubio & TIME, what a difference 2 years makes

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The tone of this cover seems to signal a big shift in TIME’s impression of Rubio.  Just two years ago, the magazine marked Rubio’s election with a very different sort of cover story.  In 2010, TIME didn’t see Rubio as the voice of the party; he was a “party crasher” who won by riding a wave of “voter rage”:

For Rubio & TIME, what a difference 2 years makes

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What a difference a couple of years makes, huh?