Ted Kennedy vs. Marco Rubio

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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.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.