"We need a responsible, permanent solution to the problem of those who are here illegally. But first, we must follow through on the broken promises of the past to secure our borders and enforce our laws."
Not a very clear endorsement of pathway to citizenship (which he has now endorsed) in that little bit.
On the question about what the point of these opposition responses, NPR's Brian Naylor looked back. He says the response — no matter from which party or who gives it — seems "doomed to be ignored and forgotten."
"I think Marco Rubio did a very good job tonight," says NPR's Mara Liasson.
Now that Rubio has concluded his remarks, what did you think?
On the Spanish question, Rubio did record a Spanish version of his speech for Spanish-language media and audiences.
What Rubio did tonight was to give one of the toughest types of speeches to give in American politics. It would be a tough job for a veteran senator, let alone a first-termer. Very difficult to follow the president who has the benefit of 1) being president, 2) the experience of giving many big speeches and 3) a live audience. That's why very few of these responses have been considered a success or memorable.