The Romneying of Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio — again I want to apologize to all of you. I had the Rubio story for the past two days and because I had other priorities and things that I thought were a little bit more important, I kept moving it down the stack. I didn’t get to it either yesterday or the day before and I should have because my instincts were correct and it has blown up exactly as I thought it would. Essentially what’s happening here is that Rubio is being Romneyed.
Now, Rubio has as part of his stump speech where he says that socialism, quote, “hasn’t worked in 6,000 years of recorded history.” So Rubio granted an interview to Gentleman’s Quarterly, GQ. And he was asked a question: “How old do you think the earth is?” Now, many of you probably caught that the moment you heard about it or saw it, but for those of you who didn’t, let me tell you what the question is. Yeah, and it’s a question that’s been asked of Obama. It’s a question that’s been asked of a number of politicians. It’s not something exclusive to Rubio, but the intent is exclusive to Rubio.
I take you back to January of this year. Mitt Romney and the Republican candidates were having a candidates debate as part of the primary process, and out of the blue George Stephanopoulos, no doubt in coordination with the regime, asked Romney a question about contraceptives and whether he would like to ban them. It came out of nowhere. Prior to this debate, and I don’t think at any point in the campaign, had the Republicans said anything about contraception. Now, they were talking about abortion, but they weren’t talking about contraception, and certainly not banning it.
So Romney looked totally shell-shocked when he got this question. He didn’t know what it was about, it related to nothing, it came out of nowhere, and he answered it a couple of times in that vein. He looked around, “Where’s this coming from, George?” And Stephanopoulos persisted and persisted because the game was to get Romney to just, in the slightest way, substantively address the question. And Stephanopoulos finally said, “Okay, what about the states, would you let the states?”