Halperin: "Left-Wing Freak Show" Trying To Delegitimize Marco Rubio
MARK HALPERIN: Thereâ€™s one area where Democrats are really far ahead of Republicans right now. Science and technology, no. Itâ€™s doing this thing that Democrats failed to do in 2000, to stop George W. Bush, which is really, really early on using the left-wing Freak Show to define anyone whoâ€™s thinking of running for President, as quickly as possible, in negative terms on Twitter, on cable, on the Internet. Theyâ€™re all over this Rubio thing because they want to control his image in a negative way and they did it this cycle too. They went after Romney early, it really hurt him. And theyâ€™re doing it now. And, you know, as a matter of just pure politics, itâ€™s very effective because Rubioâ€™s not full-time thinking about running for president. Heâ€™s out there dabbling but people on the Left will just be defining anyone who looks like they might be strong in four years.