“GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE …”
We’ve often referred to U.S. Senator Marco Rubio of Florida as the “Milli Vanilli” candidate. Everything sounds great … until the tape skips.
Unfamiliar with our pop culture reference? Don’t worry … it’s been more than a quarter century since Milli Vanilli, a West German pop duo, was stripped of their 1990 Grammy Award for best new artist after they were busted lip syncing to other musicians’ work.
Earlier this week the voice processor on the “Rubio-bot” – the GOP establishment’s last, best hope to keep Donald Trump from capturing the “Republican” presidential nomination – gave out during a campaign stop at the swanky Intercontinental Hotel in the upscale Buckhead suburb of Atlanta.
So Rubio got S.C. governor Nikki Haley to take over for him …
“When you work hard and you fight hard these things happen,” Haley said of Rubio’s voice failure.
Wait … work hard?
Last we checked, Rubio was hardly working.
Nonetheless, Haley downloaded the GOP talking points intended for the “hard-working” Rubio and carried on in his stead – attacking Trump for his past bankruptcies.
“Donald Trump is one who goes after project after project after project,” Haley said. “Every single one of them has failed and now he wants to run for president? This is not a game. We’re not a project.”
Haley went on to assail Trump for his refusal to repudiate an endorsement from a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.
“I will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the KKK,” she said. “That is not a part of our party. That is not who we want as president.”
Sheesh … talk about yesterday’s “nontroversy.”
Anyway, after regaining his voice, Rubio praised his establishment stand-in for her ability to deliver the attacks he was apparently too hoarse to deliver.
“If you ever need to be pumped up … you call Nikki Haley and she’ll get you going, it’ll be unreal,” he said.
That’s true on more levels than he knows …
Rubio’s closing argument to Georgia voters?
“I don’t say this with any glee, but a vote for Donald Trump tomorrow is a vote for Hillary Clinton in November,” Rubio said, adding that if Trump were to win the nomination “the Democrats (and) the press will decent on him like the hounds of hell and they will rip him apart.”
Really? Like they won’t do the same to Rubio?
Seriously: If that’s his raison d’être, then his campaign is in even worse shape than we thought.
Voters in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia and Wyoming go to the polls on Tuesday – with more than 600 delegates to the 2016 GOP convention up for grabs. In most of those states, Trump is leading Rubio by healthy margins.