The Washington Blade reports:
Rising Republican star Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is speaking out against same-sex marriage in robocalls being sent to voters in states deciding the issue at the ballot and presidential election swing states, according to an anti-gay group.
The National Organization for Marriage, one of the major groups opposing marriage equality, included Rubio in a press release as among those making calls against same-sex marriage along with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Focus on the Family co-founder James Dobson.
According to NOM, calls will be made in both English and Spanish and will target voters “across the political spectrum who favor retaining the definition of marriage” as one man, one woman. NOM said a recording of the calls wasn’t available upon request from the Washington Blade, and Rubio’s office didn’t respond to a request for comment on the senator’s participation.
My political friends back in Florida, my home state, tell me that Rubio is a real piece of work who has no integrity or moral compass. I also believe that he is one of the most overrated politicians in the country. He’s a flash in the pan and a bilingual version of Fred Thompson or Rick Perry — a man with high expectations that don’t match his actual abilities. Those in the know also question his intelligence and grasp of serious issues.
His latest foray into anti-gay politics just cements this impression. Why else would a man with an eye on the future wholeheartedly embrace a dying issue of the past? I hope that his intimate involvement in this issue cooks his goose down the road when he runs for the presidency. In twelve years, when all but the most intransigent bigots have given up their anti-gay crusade, Rubio will have much explaining to do.