March 29, 2012
A commenter points us to this Intrade betting market chance showing Marco Rubio's probability of being the Republican Veep spiking last week, before falling off a little bit. Today, Rubio endorsed Romney. Rubio is at 33% and nobody else is above 10%. I'm guessing that is somewhat due to punters hypothesizing in complicated fashions about the Trayvon thingie involving a White Hispanic in Florida.
Helluva a way to pick a potential President ...
Admittedly, I haven't paid much attention to Rubio, but doesn't he have Good-Looking Local Small-Timer written all over him? Not that there's anything wrong with that. The guy is only 40-years-old and doesn't particularly appear to be a quick learner, either.
I realize the neocons and the Tea Partiers both like him, but still ... If he was the exact same guy, but just had an Italian rather than Spanish surname, I'd think he'd be getting talked up as a potential Lt. Governor, not as Vice-President heir apparent.
Is this the best we can do?