Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) has published a recent interview they did with rock star and Giant-Threat-To-The-Left Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). You just knew they would try to sabotage him with a question somewhere along the way, and the one they picked was this:
GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Rubio, as a man of faith, gave a perfect answer:
I’m not a scientist, man. I can tell you what recorded history says, I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that’s a dispute amongst theologians and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States. I think the age of the universe has zero to do with how our economy is going to grow. I’m not a scientist. I don’t think I’m qualified to answer a question like that. At the end of the day, I think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and I think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. I think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says. Whether the Earth was created in 7 days, or 7 actual eras, I’m not sure we’ll ever be able to answer that. It’s one of the great mysteries.
Exactly right. It is none of Rubio’s business, and there are competing beliefs on the matter. This was GQ’s attempt to fringe out Rubio immediately, or to make him insult more fundamentalist members of his base. He didn’t fall for it.
To make matters worse for the left, most Hispanics attend some form of church, whether it be Catholic or Evangelical, and Rubio’s answer wouldn’t displease them. This makes the left nuts, especially since they have no grounds to insult him for being one of those “kooks” based on this answer. Rubio, so far, is too smart for the mainstream press. Which makes them fighting mad.