Marco Rubio's official announcement as a presidential candidate was the center of the conversation between GOP strategist Matt Mackowiak and Chad Hasty, Tuesday on KFYO.

Mackowiak and Hasty talked about the strengths and disadvantages of Marco Rubio (R), and the contrast between Rubio and Hillary Clinton, who is the front runner of the Democrat party.

Mackowiak said,

He's a really remarkable speaker. He's able to really talk about his background and our country, in a way that makes you proud to be an American. He's a very positive and optimistic person.

Mackowiak spoke more on the contrasts between Rubio and Clinton, and talked about current events and legislation status in Austin, with only about a month left in the 84th Texas Legislature.

Listen to the entire interview with Matt Mackowiak in the video box above.

Matt Mackowiak is a co-founder of the bipartisan political news blog Must Read Texas:

The Chad Hasty Show airs weekday mornings live, from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM and Saturdays 2 PM to 4 PM on News/Talk 790 KFYO, online at, and on the free RadioPup app. Follow Chad on Twitter via @ChadHastyRadio & KFYO Radio at @KFYO!