Marco Rubio: Endorsing Mitt Romney ... or having a case of the sads?
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio becomes the latest candidate to endorse
"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."
That's pretty blah, but at least it's a little better than this
from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, also a Romney backer:
“In terms of me, I’ll be much more ready four years from now,” he said.
And Christie isn't the only Meh Romney backer thinking of 2016.
Donald Trump predicted Wednesday night that Hillary Clinton will take one more shot at winning the White House in 2016, and declined to rule out the possibility of throwing his support behind the former presidential candidate.
Hey, for once I agree with The Donald! Hillary would be a great candidate in 2016. But that doesn't help Mitt Romney. And neither did lines like this from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's statement of endorsement
I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party's nomination.
Jeesh, Jeb. Don't sound so enthusiastic. Just stick to the facts next time, please. Then there's Utah Sen. Mike Lee's endorsement, which basically argued
that Romney has already won.
"I think the time has come for Republicans to get behind the nominee," Lee said Monday. "Mitt Romney is our nominee."
What took him so long?
Lee said he was focused on finding like-minded candidates through his Constitutional Conservative Fund PAC to run for the Senate. "I did not want to distract from that by getting into the presidential race," he said.
Ah, other priorities. Like Lee, Conservative Union (Union!) President Al Cardenas resorted to tautology
in his endorsement:
As of today, it is clear neither Rick Santorum nor Newt Gingrich nor Ron Paul can amass the majority of delegates required to be the Republican nominee. Their only paths to victory feature a contested, anarchic floor fight just weeks before Americans vote on whether to give President Barack Obama a second term.
In other words, everyone else lost, Mitt Romney won, therefore we must support Mitt Romney so he can win, and now I endorse him, because he already won.
But Mitt Romney's lamest endorsement of all is from his own campaign, which seems unable to find anything good to say about their candidate, instead spending all their time, energy and resources on negative attacks against his rivals. And that right there is the best proof of all that Mitt Romney is really the "meh" candidate.