Rather than hold a press conference, Marco Rubio visited GOP Central, a/k/a the Hannity show, tonight to announce his endorsement of Mitt Romney. I’d bet money, judging from Sean Hannity’s tone, that he knew in advance that Rubio was going to do it. Rubio also said it’s “not going to happen” that he’ll be a Vice Presidential candidate. UPDATED
First, Rubio made it clear he thought it was time for Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum to bow out. He said, “There’s no way that anyone can convince me that having a floor fight at the convention in Tampa in August is a recipe for victory in November. On the contrary, I think it’s a recipe for disaster.”
Hannity stumbled as he asked Rubio, “Up to this point, you have been, you had not jumped into the primary race. Are you endorsing Mitt Romney then?” It sounded scripted to me.
With what sounded like more genuine curiosity, Hannity asked if Rubio felt an obligation to “leave the door open” to being Romney’s VP.
Rubio said he’s “very honored and privileged to serve this country in the United States Senate… That’s where my heart is, that’s where my mind is, that’s where my focus is. I don’t believe I’m going to be asked to be the vice presidential nominee. That’s not what I intend to be, that’s not what I want to be and that’s not what’s going to happen. What I will do, though, is work very hard for Mitt Romney.”
I’ve written before about how Hannity tries to present himself as a “regular guy” - and yet can’t seem to resist showing off what an insider he is with the rich and famous and the movers and shakers. In this case, Hannity related how he and Rubio “did have a funny moment together.” Hannity said, “You were speaking in Naples, Florida and you were gracious enough to introduce me when I came in the room and I was like five minutes late and you were already speaking and I said, ‘I’m sorry, Senator. Excuse me Mr. Vice President,’ and I don’t know if you remember what the reaction was but it was one of – uh, I believe it was a standing ovation.”
Yes, just a regular guy joking around with a U.S. Senator in one of Florida’s wealthiest communities.
UPDATE: Yup, Hannity knew in advance.
I’ve been toying with doing a “Who needs a ruling? We already know the SCOTUS decision!” post but I keep finding a lot of the same talk elsewhere and then Hannity walked back the victory dance a bit, too.
The Stop Hannity Express says Hannocchio is a self-serving, conceited fraud who loves to take photos of himself with famous individuals. It makes him look important to his audience.
Hannocchio is not a household name. Most of the masses never heard of this Oyster Bay snake. If they ask, we tell them he’s a third-rate disc jockey from Long Island.
He should share photos of him and Hal Turner.
La la la la la la la la la la la la la! I’m in with The In Crowd!
Say Rubio! Mr. VP! Hey Now! The monitor sez Apple Sauce! Just kidding, it sez Applause! Oh, and Rubio, do you think Ailes’ pants make his ass look big?! Oh, oh, oh! And, here he is now, the man who will be our next VP because he’s my pal! Heeeeeeeeers Rubio!
Kkklownity is soooooooo Hank.