...Rubio skated into office without much of his past being vetted in the media.”” s/b Obama skated into..
Well, you know the rest.
Rubio skated?! Please. 0bama lowered the bar so far in that regard that no one should be complaining about any conservative getting elected to anything.
And how exactly did Rubio “skate” into the US Senate? It isn’t as easy for a Republican in FL as it is for a lefty Democrat in IL! Rubio started out way behind against an incumbent governor. He managed to come on so strong that Crist dropped out of the primary race, as I recall. Then Rubio faced 2 opponents in the general election. They had several debates so it’s not as if the job got handed to Rubio on a silver platter.
As far as his being a running mate for Romney, I think I would rather see him gain more experience in the Senate and run for the top job on his own in 2016, if Romney loses.