Update March 31st: Rubio not eligible to serve says Joseph Farah at World Net Daily.
Really! Really! Is that what it takes? Just have enough personal wealth to run over and over again and then you “earn” the nomination! That is the reason we should all vote for him? Isn’t that the same ‘logic’ that got us John McCain—that it was his turn? Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) just dropped off the cliff in my estimation of him. He didn’t have to endorse anyone. Now he becomes just another party-over-principle sort of guy (or an ‘etch-a-sketch’ pol).
From Fox News:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., endorsed Mitt Romney for president Wednesday night on Fox News’ “Hannity,” saying Romney offers “a very clear alternative” to President Obama’s vision for the future of the country.
Rubio, a young, first-termer who has been discussed as a possible vice presidential candidate, criticized talk of a fight for the Republican nomination on the convention floor, a possibility that is keeping alive the campaigns of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.
“I think that’s a recipe for delivering four more years of Barack Obama,” Rubio told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
Romney has “earned this nomination,” Rubio said, though he again shot down questions about whether he would accept any offers of a spot on the ticket.
No Tea Party label for Rubio. Remember when Senator Rand Paul organized the Senate Tea Party Caucus and Rubio refused to join. Here is a post at RedState from last year where writer Melissa Clouthier (writing about Rubio) suggests that there is something worse than being labeled a Tea Partier and that is being labeled a squish. As far as I know Rubio never did join the Tea Party Caucus. If anyone knows let me know….