A Rubio entry would set off a Godzilla-Mothra contest for Florida, leaving the Sunshine State in much the same state as Tokyo after one of those epic sci-fi film battles. It would also allow the first ever “all-in-Spanish” forum with candidates Bush and Rubio being the only participants in, say, the Telemundo-Radio Luz event, which Biola University President Barry Corey told me Friday he’d host in a minute. (Biola has an enormous population of Spanish-speaking students from around the world.)
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has rescued the country and the candidates from the destructive chaos of endless debates with his rollout of a nine to 12 event schedule, but smaller groups of the candidates should do more of what Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Rubio did in California for the Koch Partners event ten days ago. A Rubio-Bush paring on the stump conducted in Spanish would be a giant interest generator, as would panels of sitting governors such as Bobby Jindal, Kasich, Snyder and Scott Walker talking energy and water policy — they all have coasts and/or energy resources — and Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Pence and Perry talking job generation.