Reporters were doing what reporters do on Capitol Hill today, in this case asking a Republican U.S. senator about a bill they’re working on:
Marco Rubio appeared at #CPAC2016 even though he’s still somewhat under the weather, and the GOP candidate scored with the crowd:
But perhaps the most surprising moment in Rubio’s address came when he announced a running mate. Well, sort of:
The folks at CPAC are already familiar with Rubio’s “running mate.”
The Hill cites two polls in the article. The first is from the Detroit Free Press which has the race at 29% for Trump with Cruz at 19%, Rubio at 18%, Kasich at 8% and Carson at 7%.A second poll from Fox 2 Detroit/Mitchell Research & Communications has Trump leading with39% of the vote followed by Rubio at 19%, Cruz at 14% and Kasich at 12%.
It was just a few days ago that Kasich’s chief strategist was telling everybody that it was Rubio who was stealing Kasich’s votes:
And that Rubio had “flopped”:
And that race was headed to Kasich’s “home turf”:
Oops. Time to go, governor:
Here’s the latest average of polls from Real Clear Politics, excluding the one from the Detroit Free Press:
Man, we sure hope so.
While President Obama’s still stomping his petulant feet over being called out for vastly underestimating ISIS, aka the “JV team,” Marco Rubio’s actually acting, well, kinda presidential:
Regardless of how you feel about Rubio’s presidential candidacy, can we at least agree that it’s refreshing to hear someone speak this way about bloodthirsty terrorists?
More from NBC News:
CARROLL, Iowa Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday he wants to show the world how ISIS leaders “cry like babies” when captured in hopes of dissuading recruits from joining on to the extremist group.
Speaking to a small audience at a snow-covered ranch in Carroll, Iowa, Rubio offered further details on his plan to combat ISIS, responding to an audience question on the issue.
“I believe we should be carrying out attacks against Sunni leadership nodes, videotaping the whole thing and putting it up on Youtube so that the world can see these people are not invincible,” he said. “I want the world to see how these ISIS leaders cry like babies when they’re captured. I want the world to see how these ISISleaders, once captured, begin to sing like canaries if they survive.”
A. Freaking. Men.
Humiliation shouldn’t be the only weapon we have against these barbarians, but it’s still a darn good one. And we’d be foolish not to use it.
Hey, let’s go for it. And then maybe we can take it up a notch:
We like the sound of that.
This afternoon, CNN posted a story claiming that some of Marco Rubio’s “advisers” think he should drop out of the GOP presidential race:
But CNN’s article didn’t sit well with some tweeters, whosmelled something fishy:
Rubio’s campaign is pushing back againstthe story:
And hiscomms director Alex Conant went on CNN to call B.S.:
That’s putting it mildly.
Here’s the video:
CNN is taking a beating on Twitter:
For what it’s worth:
This doesn’t exactly bolster CNN’s case:
That doesn’t reflect terribly well on CNN, does it?
Drop everything! The Washington Post has the scoop to end all scoops:
Seriously. How does he sleep at night?
Desperate is right. Desperate andfull of it.
Where’s the WaPo’s outrage over all the legitimately shady stunts prominent Dems have pulled and gotten away with?
As Twitchy reported, there’s abattle brewing between Team Cruz and Team Rubio over a Photoshopped image of a grinning Marco Rubio enthusiastically shaking hands with Barack Obama:
Cruz’s rapid response director Brian Phillips and campaign director Jeff Roe are feverishly attempting to defend it:
Needless to say, they’re not doing such a great job.
And many tweeters can’t help but ask:
You know, if they’re zeroing in on handshakes, Phillips and Roe have opened up a pretty big can of worms …
And then, of course, there’s this:
How can anyone?
And what about this?
We’re so conflicted right now.Clearly there’s only one thing that can prevent future controversies like this:
Hey, Democrats: Wanna see TRUE diversity? Well, take a gander at this kick-ass photo posted by Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio:
Yep. Whether you support Rubio or not, it has never been more clear that the Republican party is the true party of diversity.
HOLY CRAP, YOU GUYS. This offering fromAmerican Bridge 21st Century, a Democratic super PAC, is about to turn this presidential election on its head.
Gird your loins and get ready to be blown away:
OK. Well, surely the full video is absolutelydevastating:
Who the hell thought it was funny? We’ll tell you who: DCCC deputy comms director Christie Stephenson.
Bursting with pride, eh? You sure about that, Christie?
Fairquestion. Unless American Bridge is full of masochists, in which case we totally understand why they’d bother releasing that.
That sounds about right.
American Bridge may not do much for us politically, but as far as entertainment value goes, they’re hard to beat.
Marco Rubio opposes same-sex marriage. And he says for that, he’s been called a bigot.
Which sounds about right to the Huffington Post:
On Sunday, the Republican presidential hopeful, 44, told “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson that he’s fed up with being “called a bigot” for holding “traditional values” when it comes to marriage.
“Increasingly, Americans feel out of place, because it seems like the people who have access to power and influence win, and everybody else is left on the outside looking in,” Rubio said. “People that hold traditional values are often described as bigots and haters.”
Arguing thatPresident Barack Obamahas said that “people that dont support same-sex marriage are wrong,” Rubio then added, “I have been called a bigot for not supporting [same-sex marriage].”
Debbie Wasserman Schultz is only too happy to lend her voice to the shrill, self-righteous chorus:
Last time we checked, Marco Rubio’s not the one condemning “GOP rhetoric” in order to avoid offendingterroristswhoactually hate gays and have no qualms about murdering them.
So, with all due respect, Debbie, give it a rest already.