Rubio’s Creationism Is Tailor-Made For Iowa Republicans, Which Makes It Even Dumber.
Weigel makes the obvious political read on Rubio’s “Who knows when the earth was created?” GQ bomb: beneath the convolutions of Rubio’s prattle is an answer that makes perfect sense to Iowa Republicans, while still crafted for maximum deniability in any other setting. It’s a creationist bank shot.
But coming so soon after Mitt Romney (who?) tanked an election the Republicans should have won while on vacation, largely due to a reputation for
lying to point of self abnegation saying different and contradictory things to different electorates, you have to wonder how far Rubio’s narrow whistling will get him. 2016 is a long ways away, but not so far that being called “This year’s Mitt Romney” won’t sting.