I wrote a bit about the 2016 Iowa candidate summit this weekend, but I failed to mention that Marco Rubio was there. Somehow, in all of the confusion and hubub and the decision as to whether to write my column about Presidential contenders or crochet shorts (I’m doing both because crochet shorts are a thing that happened), Marco Rubio failed to make much of an impact. You might also say that is a fair observation of his presence at the summit as well (though he did do quite well at a major donor summit held by the Kochs in California).
UPDATE: Turns out, I missed him at the summit because he wasn’t at the summit. He flew right from Miami to the California event, so now I feel less badly or more badly, depending.
Anyway, his wife, on the other hand, did not fail to make an impact. Hers was was on a big-money donor’s $80K Porche at Marco’s Florida gathering late this weekend.
While Sen. Marco Rubio mulls a possible presidential run, his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio, accidentally crashed the family SUV into a parked Porsche at the Delano hotel on Saturday morning.
The Florida Republican spoke to 300 top donors and supporters in South Beach on Friday and Saturday at a “Team Marco 2016” summit.
We’re told Jeanette had driven their Ford pickup truck to the hotel to drop off her 43-year-old husband for the political fest. But as she steered her truck up the entrance ramp, she got too close to a fancy four-door Porsche Panamera and sideswiped it.
Fortunately, both cars were well built and damage was minimal. And the owner of the $80 Porche Panamera is a big Marco Rubio supporter, so he considered the sideswipe an honor, as should probably anyone.