I know Marco Rubio is a lousy politician, but I felt a bit sorry for him in the interviews on Tuesday night. He has no chance of winning, his political career is at least temporarily wrecked, and he's got the burden of going up against a neo-Nazi white supremacist with a foul mouth who's winning. It's kind of a shitty deal.
I empathize because I got kind of a similar deal with RSS . It happens all the time, out at dinner, at a party, a conference, someone says hey do you think RSS is dead? By implication it hurts me more than it hurts them if it is. And that's what I say to them. I don't make any money from RSS. It's never been a business for me. So if it's dead or not, has no effect on my well-being, any more than it affects yours.
Marco Rubio won't benefit if Donald Trump isn't President any more than you or I will. He'll get to write a book. And there won't be a nuclear war. There's that too. Rubio will benefit, but that's not really the point. It would be good for all of us if his efforts are successful, and even though his politics suck (as I said at the outset) we all do owe him at least a thank you for trying to prevent a calamity. He'd get a good book deal either way probably, so he doesn't really have to do this.
We haven't completely forgotten manners, have we?