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Wednesday
Jun062012

Red or Blue? Don't Ask Marco Rubio

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., often speaks about the vision he holds for America, but when it comes to his own physical vision, the young Florida senator admitted to a reporter Tuesday that he suffers from color blindness.

The vision revelation was first reported by The Hill’s Judy Kurtz who asked Rubio what he thought about Orlando being named the fourth worst-dressed city in the United States.

“It depends on who’s judging. Some of the stuff on the runways in New York is hideous and yet it’s supposed to be high fashion,” Rubio told The Hill.

Asked in a follow-up question about his own fashion, Rubio said he has trouble navigating through the fashion world and added “I’m colorblind.”

A spokesman for Rubio confirmed to ABC News that the senator is color blind.

Rubio, who is also considered a top VP contender, joins a number of politicians and celebrities who reportedly suffer from color vision problems.

According to the Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders and Birth Defects, former foes President Bill Clinton and Senator Bob Dole both “inherited red/green color vision confusion” and a three-light system was developed during their 1996 debates to alert them when their time was running out instead of using individual colored lights.

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