Marco Rubio drops in Veepstakes power rankings

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Marco Rubio’s stock as a potential vice-presidential candidate continues to slip.  He’s now at third on the National Journal’s Veepstakes Power Rankings.  Here’s what they had to say in their latest edition:

“No candidate has been hurt more by the Republican Party’s Sarah Palin experience than Rubio. It’s not that he has anything to hide (heaven help you with the Florida press corps if you dare suggest as much), it’s that the stories that got big play in Florida haven’t made it to national papers in D.C. If you’re a Hotline reader, you’ve heard about earmarks and the house he shared with Rep. David Rivera. Romney’s campaign doesn’t want to spend its first few days as a complete ticket explaining away Rubio’s history in Tallahassee. He could bring all the excitement in the world, but it probably won’t be enough to overcome the GOP’s hesitancy.”

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