Mitt Romney, the GOP "presumptive" 2008 leftover loser nominee is taking the 2012 Rubio Pander Mobile out for a test drive today in Pennsylvania. I guess we can call this roadshow "The Etch A Sketch Twins Take Aston, PA."
What a pair. Mitt-It's-My-Turn-Romney seems to feel he's already won but for the formalities, and Marco apparently feels he's not only Romney's presumptive pick, but has planned ahead for several years as VP, as noted last week by Rubio himself.
The Republican Insanity Party seems to believe they can do the same thing they did in 2008 but with different results. If you close your eyes, it's McCain-Palin all over again, but a younger version with perhaps a smaller wardrobe bill from Neiman Marcus.
Last time in order to say "hey look, we have a woman candidate too!" they went trolling for a woman who was easy on the eyes but short on brains. This year, they feel they've already "solved" their woman problem by allowing Ann Romney, the estrogen whisperer, to reinforce the message that being a wealthy mom is just as hard as working outside the home minus the paycheck, so they'll accept it with a smile as they forgo any means of birth control and go broke while giving birth as many times as physically possible until they drop. No "war on women" to see here! Move along! What, you say you can't afford all those children, much less an au-pair? That's too bad, but Ann could. Feel better?
Now all they have to do is solve their Hispanic voter problem. In a similar fashion, Romney loves the Arizona immigration model with the added bonus of making life so miserable that anyone in the country illegally will flee out of sheer desperation. Since that's not exactly the love letter Latinos might have hoped for, Mittens is going the band-ade route by awkwardly (how else?) saying "Look! We've got one too! He may not grant you citizenship, but look at that hair!"
Nope. Brains are not an option on this ticket either.
Besides, Romney feels voters are just that stupid so he's going to roll out the Rubio model because Jeb Bush would never stoop so low as to be number two, and because Jeb said so.
Still there's a risk that some voters might not buy it the second time around. I guess after the test drive, we'll find out if Romney will give Rubio the job, or let his political career ambitions go bankrupt.