The Obama campaign sent an email to supporters last night. The subject line was "Florida's Marco Rubio for VP?" and its aim was pretty clear: They want you to tell them why you don't like the junior senator from Miami.
"With Mitt Romney expected to announce his running mate sometime very soon, we have some work to do," it says. "But most Americans don't know [Rubio] -- or the extreme, tried-and-failed policies he'd bring with him to a Romney administration. As Floridians, it's our job to share what we know about Marco Rubio with the rest of Americans."
There's a website and everything!
The Rubio form is on a page over at barackobama.com, and it's a chance for you to "share what you think people need to know about Marco Rubio," though it's unclear what the president is going to do with the anonymous, unsourced comments. (Marco Rubio won't mow his lawn! Marco Rubio killed my dog! Marco Rubio took the Florida GOP credit card and bought himself a bunch of crap!)
No word on whether former GOP chair Jim Greer will be submitting any material, but he could very well have helped the cause if his corruption trial had gone forward as planned July 30. It was postponed until after the election, ostensibly so Greer's attorney could have "more time to review documents." Lucky for the Republicans, eh?
Now, all we have to do is wait to see if Romney actually picks him.
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