Snuggling on the sofa with my eight-year daughter one evening, a commercial for the nightly news hinted of a sensational story about the 2016 political candidates. My daughter looked at me, with sadness in her eyes, "Mommy, I don't want Trump to be president." "Why is that, baby?" I ask. "Because half of my friends would disappear from school!"
It's reasonable that Rubio thought to go on the offense. But the moral to this story is that competitive communication is not a binary sport. Marco over-reacted. There were a few plays he might have considered between the high-risk crazy ivan and pedestrian recasts, filters, screens, fiats, challenges and peacocks that typified his campaign.