Looking back at the week’s events, I jsut can’t get over the tepidness of Senator Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney.
“There are a lot of other people out there that some of us wish had run for president — but they didn’t,” Rubio told Townhall.com in an interview. “I think Mitt Romney would be a fine president, and he’d be way better than the guy who’s there right now.”
Compare that to the full-throated endorsement the late Ted Kennedy offered of Barack Obama in 2008. As Dave Weigel notes,
Endorsements don’t have to be rote. They’re usually quite florid. The modern standard for a hell-yeah endorsement is Ted Kennedy’s 2008 anointing of Barack Obama.
Endorsing Mitt Romney because not doing so would improve Obama’s re-election odds is hardly inspiring.
John Cassidy examines Romney’s endorsements:
Romney’s campaign is understandably eager to show off all the people who are supporting him. But the actual endorsements bear inspection. Most of them are respectful. A few are warm and gracious. But many, particularly those from ardent conservatives, appear to have been drawn from the endorser with a pair of dental tweezers. Often, what they don’t say is as significant as what they do say.