With Chris Christie and Sarah Palin folding, it looks like Mitt Romney has won the Republican tontine—-a survivor not a savior.

As he celebrates on the campaign trail in Florida, he may be within shouting distance of his logical running mate, freshman Sen. Marco Rubio, the Tea Party favorite who would bring youth, Latino-ness and a few months of legislative experience to the ticket.

Rubio has been busy polishing his credentials. Just back from a trip to Libya with John McCain, the 40-year-old son of Cuban exiles has candidate written all over him. A Catholic, married to a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and father of four, he has been called “The First Catholic Protestant Senator” for ties to both his own church and evangelicals.

In hailing Romney’s inevitability, David Brooks asserts that he is “the most predictable of the candidates and would make for the most soporific of presidents. That’s a good thing. Government would function better if partisan passions were on a lower flame.”

The Romney-Rubio pairing looks inevitable. The other possibilities all have bad baggage.


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  • Allen

    Well, we have seen suicidal tendencies lately. I am prepared to offer you odds, Mr. Stein.

  • This time 4 years ago, Hillary was winning the Democratic party’s nomination, and Giuliani was winning the Republican party nomination, with Thompson close behind.