The Corner

This Is Not a Good Look for Marco Rubio

On the Today Show this morning, Marco Rubio dodged when asked about Donald Trump. Everyone knows what’s going on — he wants to duck and cover for another week while Trump savages Ted Cruz, in the hopes that Cruz can be chased from the race. But it’s not a great look for Rubio: 1) It is transparent, and transparently political, at a time when voters have an appetite for authenticity; 2) It is arguably a time of crisis for the party, or at least for conservatism, and you would hope a conservative leader would step up and show leadership, even if it doesn’t suit his immediate tactical interests. It will be disappointing if this is the tack that Rubio pursues in the debate tomorrow night.

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