GOP presidential contender, Sen. Marco Rubio is still pretending that his billionaire backers like Sheldon Adelson aren't going to have a bit of influence on his campaign. Here he is on this Tuesday's Your World With Neil Cavuto, responding to Donald Trump's accusation that if Adelson backs Rubio, "he'll have total control" over him.
Gotta' love it when they eat their own. Here's more from Fox's blog on Rubio's response: Rubio Fires Back at Criticism That He Would Be Controlled by Billionaire Donor:
Marco Rubio appeared on "Your World" today and fired back at Donald Trump's claim that he would be controlled by donor Sheldon Adelson if the casino billionaire decides to endorse him.
"If someone decides to support our candidacy, they're buying into our agenda. We're not buying into theirs," Rubio said.
The Florida senator said that the only issue he and Adelson discussed was Israel's security, which he 'd be deeply committed to regardless of who supported him.
Rubio said he's put his positions on the record, with a detailed policy agenda that's in writing and supported by his voting record.
"If people like that, they come on board and if they don't, they go with somebody else," Rubio said.
Rubio also said he went into the race knowing he was not the first choice of the "entrenched political establishment."
But he said his campaign has hit all of its fundraising targets and "will continue to build the resources to communicate our message."
Isn't that special? He's was the Speaker in the Florida House of Representatives, and he's been serving as a United States Senator since 2011, but he's still trying to pretend he's not part of the "establishment."
And as I've said before on his campaign donations, if you really believe he's not influenced by the billionaires keeping his campaign alive, I've got some swampland down in Florida to sell you.