Nothing says naked ambition quite like sitting in a conference sponsored by the National Journal and profitized educator University of Phoenix, shooting the breeze on camera and accidentally referring to oneself as Vice President. Nah, Marco Rubio isn't an ambitious young buck or anything, is he?
Here's what he said:
"Three, four, five, six, seven years from now, if I do a good job as a Vice President -- I'm sorry, as Senator, I'll have the chance to do all sorts of things," Rubio said today.
And even as he assures Sean Hannity he has no desire to be Vice President, he appeared with Mitt Romney at a campaign event on Monday. According to Bloomberg News, the short list looks like this, in addition to Rubio, of course:
Ohio Senator Rob Portman, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin and Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell -- who have all appeared with Romney and campaigned on his behalf - - are also regarded as strong prospects.
Well, there's what the country needs. A bunch of rich white dudes. There was a time where I would have thought Romney would cross Rubio off the list because of his baggage, but I don't anymore. After all, this is the Etch-a-Sketch candidacy, where all one has to do is shake the slate clean and make a new picture. If Mitt Romney can do it, why not Marco Rubio?