Reports earlier yesterday that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio was not being vetted as a serious vice presidential running mate by the Mitt Romney campaign – contradicted later by the candidate himself – imparts valuable political data. Perhaps a goldmine.
The first nugget suggests ongoing debate within the campaign about the strategy for the general election itself. Thus the hash that became the latest Rubio boomlet was no boomlet at all. More probably it was a botched attempt to influence internal campaign thinking.