Rubio follows Christie’s lead, ignores Romney: Rubio’s speech was 1,733 words, only a handful of which were “Romney.” What did the senator have to say about his party’s presidential nominee? From the speech: “He’s a devoted husband, father and grandfather. A generous member of his community and church. Everywhere he’s been, he’s volunteered his time and talent to make things better for those around him.” That’s it; that was the entirely of Rubio’s praise of his party’s presidential nominee — at the national convention in which he was introducing Romney. [...] And last night, Rubio used his time in the spotlight to advance himself, not his would-be president. Given the larger suspicion that the Republican Party only tolerates Romney, and is primarily motivated by its hatred of the president, Rubio’s speech helped capture a larger problem.