by Edd Doerr
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) reportedly wants to run for President in 2016. However, when recently asked by GQ's Michael Hainey "How old do you think the earth is?", the Florida Boy Wonder ducked and replied, "I can tell you what the Bible says, but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians."
No, Marco, it is not. There is a scientific consensus that the universe is about 15 billion years old and our planet well over a billion. Science, Marco, not theology. And by the way, as Marco claims to be a Catholic and a person of some education, he should be aware that the Catholic Church for quite some time has ceased arguing with scientists about the age of the earth and evolution (though it has yet to reconcile itself to what science has to say about human development prior to birth).
It seems obvious that Marco's political ambitions are leading him to go after the fundamentalist vote, something that Nov 6 should have shown him is not likely to put hin in the White House.