Right after I predicted (or rather reiterated my prediction) that Marco Rubio would be the Republican nominee, he blows it
...like the way I
just blew it, trying to think of a non-obscene-yet-amusing way to end that sentence.
Marco Rubio is now the official candidate of Uncanny Valley
. The funniest response I've seen so far appeared here
: "I think Christie caused some sort of divide by zero error in the Rubot's operating system. Rubio is acting like one of those Star Trek robots that go all explodey when presented with a simple contradiction in logic."
So, is this it? Is Marco Roboto doomed to become abandonware, or can his campaign be rebooted?
This situation reminds me of that icky-squicky scene when Gerry Ford prematurely announced to the nation that Poland had been liberated from Communist tyranny (thereby effectively ending his campaign). Yes, I'm old enough to have seen that debate broadcast live. 1976: "The Poles are free." 2016: "Obama knows exactly what he's doing."
You think Marco Rubio
is robotic? Just try watching Carter and Ford
. Jimmy is much more charismatic now
than he was then
. So is Gerry.