How did we end up with such unpopular candidates?
Donald Trump continues to respond to pain with hate. The GOP Rules Committee voted down a proposal to unbind delegates from their promises, so he’ll be the nominee of the Republican party. Dozens of prominent Republicans have withheld their support. Mitt Romney and both ex-President Bushes won’t be speaking, and won’t even be there.
Meanwhile, President Obama attempts to bind the wounds of the nation after police shot blacks in Louisiana and Minnesota and a black man shot police in Texas.
In the midst of all of this, I discovered a remarkable and sensitive piece of video from the Miami Herald of a Republican who might have been the nominee: Marco Rubio. If we could have heard from this Rubio over the shouting of the Republican nomination fight, things would look very different today — and it’s possible that the Republicans would not be facing what Nate Silver predicts are 2-to-1 odds against winning the presidency. Have a look.