What is it about Marco Rubio that has the New York Times in such a tizzy? Another hit piece from the Ol’ Grey Lady, this time targeting Rubio’s finances. First it was because he’s had a couple of speeding tickets (literally a couple; most of the traffic violations belonged to his wife), this time because he has had some financial struggles in his rise to national political prominence.
Interestingly, the New York Times repeatedly hit Mitt Romney for his wealth in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, and now is lashing out at Rubio for just the opposite.
Of course, the NYT has absolutely no credibility left after another newspaper revealed last week that it was a liberal lobbying firm — not NYT staffers — that researched the story about Rubio’s dastardly driving habits. But, still, the question begs asking: What is it about Marco Rubio?
Conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt asks the same question and concludes that the answer is the paper is running point for Hillary Clinton.
I don’t think that’s it. At this point, Rubio doesn’t even look like the frontrunner for the Republican nomination. The frontrunner looks like Scott Walker. And, if we’re going strictly on polls at this point, the GOP frontrunner is Jeb Bush . . . regardless of how silly it might be of the Republican Party to nominate another Bush.
Could it be that the NYT is afraid of the idea of a Cuban American in the White House? After six years of seeing any criticism of President Obama labeled as racism — including, ironically enough, by the NYT — turnabout is fair play, and it’s a question that needs to be asked: are there racist undertones to the NYT’s scrutiny of Marco Rubio?