The Consultant Class is Weighing Down the Rubio Campaign

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Senator Marco Rubio has now hired another Mitt Romney team member. This time it is Lanhee Chen, who was Romney’s policy director.

He’s got Romney’s New Hampshire guy on his PAC team.

Rubio also hired Rich Beeson, who had been the RNC’s political director guy sending contracts back to his former colleagues at FLS, before leaving to go ruin Romney’s campaign with Project ORCA. Oh, yes, Rubio has also hired the technical team that designed Project ORCA.

Back in March, the Washington Post wrote

Seeking out Romney’s former policy aides has been another endeavor as Rubio looks to cast himself as a thoughtful and well-versed contender.

Now “thoughtful and well-versed” reads more like loser.

I want Rubio to do well. He’s a terrific guy with an optimistic message. But the more Team Romney hires he has made the worse he has done in the polling. We don’t need Romney 3.0 in 2016, nor do we need a clone of Romney 2.0 in 2016. We need Marco Rubio to be Rubio.

The odds of that happening diminish each day and, frankly, I believe Rubio has a number of people around him who’ve decided his actual play is to use a Presidential run to springboard into the Florida Governor’s Mansion. That’s not what he needs to be elected President.

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