Looks like Marco Rubio has belatedly realized his Comic Insult routine was doing him no favors.
JENKS, Okla. — Someone in the rafters shouted: “Donald Trump has small hands!”
“We’re not talking about that today,” Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in response. “It was fun while it lasted.”
… He still called Trump “a con artist” but there was little talk of the businessman’s small hands, or spray tan, or his large private plane.
Yeah, they had to take the Rubot into the shop for a little reprogramming. Because making jokes about Donald Trump’s spray tan and dick size were making Marco look… eh… just a tad unpresidential.
They were also devastating to Phil Scott’s endorsement of Rubio, which posits the notion that the Florida Senator “can build consensus” and treats “the process with respect” and “has a calming effect.”
Speaking of Phil Scott, he finally issued an official statement about his endorsement. Which, curiously, has not been posted on his website; it was simply sent out to his email list. VPR’s Taylor Dobbs posted it on his Twitter feed; you’ll find it After The Jump.
— Taylor Dobbs (@taylordobbs) March 1, 2016
Now there’s a hot mess of evasion and wishful thinking.
There are five paragraphs. The first three are all about the Anonymous Frontrunner. The fourth acknowledges that there aren’t any good candidates. And in the fifth, Scott says he’s gonna hold his nose and vote for Rubio.
But he doesn’t actually endorse.
Which is a good thing, because (as noted previously in this space) there appear to be very few issues on which Rubio and Scott are in agreement. Either that, or Phil Scott is a stealth conservative, heh.
His “endorsement” even downplays his earlier characterization of Rubio as a calming, respectful influence — merely expressing Scott’s “hope for a thoughtful, civil debate.”
Dobbs’ tweet prompted this retweet from Scott’s chief of staff, Rachel Feldman, who’s engaging in some wishful thinking of her own.
— Rachel Feldman (@RaychFeldman) March 1, 2016
“Real leadership.” Issuing a presidential endorsement under the table and waiting four full days to issue any official statement about it. Which says as little as possible about the man he wants to be president.
Somebody call the dictionary people, because apparently “leadership” is spelled “J-E-L-L-O.”