Poor Marco Rubio. He has such a difficult relationship with reality.
As he's once again claiming he's "undecided" on a run for the White House to anyone who asks, and anyone who doesn't, someone may want to tell him the public jury's pretty much been in on that question for a while now. But credit where it's due, he's certainly the Energizer Bunny of denial based optimism.
Speaking of denial, he recently made a fool of himself (again) on the issue of climate change, saying he's not a scientist, using abortion as an argument, and once acknowledging that while there may be changes afoot, surely man has nothing to do with them.
Isn't that adorable...
These arguments may make sense to him, and the oil companies will reward him for his trouble, but few others are buying them.
Public Policy Polling shows voters by 56 percent to 33 percent trust scientists more than the Florida Republican, who is considering a run for president in 2016.
Well, at least they're taking him at his word that he's not a scientist.
Unfortunately for Rubio, they also don't see a climate change denier as Presidential material:
"Rubio starts out trailing Hillary Clinton by a 49/42 spread in a hypothetical match up anyway, and when respondents were informed about Rubio's stance on climate change it pushed Clinton's lead up to 9 points at 50/41," reads a PPP release. "That's a wider margin than Barack Obama won either of his elections by."
Who would have thought that Rubio could pull off an even dumber move than pretending to favor immigration reform, and then voting against his own legislation on it, other than just about anyone paying attention?
But sure Marco, you keep on pondering that bright political future you've dreamed up for yourself, and we'll just be over here in the real world, making plans to actually do things rather than make speeches and writing books about doing things.