Well, this is strange.
Knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney's vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.
The timing was odd. Yesterday was also the release of Rubio's hotly anticipated memoir, An American Son. His publishing company at least almost certainly was hoping that buzz Rubio could be chosen as the GOP running mate would goose book sales, and we doubt anyone in the Rubio campaign is pleased the Romney camp decided to time the leak with his book release.
"I can't imagine who such people are, but I can tell you this: They know nothing about the vice presidential selection or evaluation process," Romneysaid from Michigan yesterday
. "The story was entirely false. Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process."
Back in May, supposed Rubio insiders told BuzzFeed that Romney
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Rubio is of course a boring white guy, but apparently not boring or white enough.