gotta hand it to the Rubio people for convincing everyone that wherever he finishes in Iowa is a "win"— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) January 29, 2016
I was just thinking about this. Of course it's easy to convince people of something they want to be convinced of. https://t.co/x4wxC0dPqR— EricaGrieder (@EricaGrieder) January 29, 2016
Rubio is an obvious media favorite -- probably because members of the GOP establishment clear have made it clear to the media that he's their favorite.
But there's another toddler who's long been a favorite of political journalists, and they're still trying to will him to victory. Check out this story in The Hill about a new New Hampshire poll (emphasis added):
Donald Trump continues to hold a strong lead in the early-voting state of New Hampshire while his Republican presidential rivals battle for a distant second place in a new poll.Christie is in 6th place. He's 21 points behind Trump. He's 4 points behind the guy who's in 5th place. He's only 1 point ahead of Ben Carson.
The real estate mogul is supported by 27 percent of likely GOP primary voters in the Granite State, leading his nearest rivals by 15 points in a Suffolk University poll released Thursday.
Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Ohio Gov. John Kasich tie with 12 percent apiece, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 11 percent and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) at 10 percent....
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is within striking distance at 6 percent in the latest poll, which has retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 5 percent and businesswoman Carly Fiorina at 4 percent.
But he's within striking distance! No, really, he is!
C'mon, Chris, you can do it....