“Marco Rubio, in the polling that I’ve seen recently, doesn’t really make much difference and, in fact, in some cases actually hurts Mitt Romney or does very little,” she said. “Marco Rubio is a nice guy, but not someone who I think belongs on a national ticket for a lot of reasons.”
She, of course, fails to elaborate on any of those reasons or provide any polling information to substantiate her claim.
In fact, according to this article from the Tampa Bay Times, Romney is leading Obama in Florida and Rubio actually helps:
Mitt Romney has crept to a 6 percentage point lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where a new poll shows a majority of registered voters don't think the incumbent deserves a second term.
Romney's 47 percent to 41 percent lead over Obama would grow even bigger — to an 8 percentage point advantage — if the challenger chose Sen. Marco Rubio a running mate, according to Quinnipiac University's new survey.
But polling aside, what are these "reasons" that the DNC chair suggests would keep Rubio off the national ticket? He's "not someone who I think belongs on a national ticket for a lot of reasons." That sounds sinister, doesn't it?
Usually when people make insinuations like that with no evidence, there isn't any. I suspect that is the case here.
Speak up Debbie. If you know something that should keep Mr. Rubio off a national ticket, share it with us. It couldn't be his lack of experience on the national stage, could it? Because pretty much everybody had more experience than Obama in 2008.
If DWS knows something relevant she should reveal what she knows. Insinuations without evidence are meaningless.