GQ: How old do you think the Earth is?
Marco Rubio: 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.
And this is why Mitt Romney, who publicly states his belief in evolution, was such a great Republican nominee. After his loss, Republicans are reverting to the party of stupid.
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There are some commenters who say that Rubio is only pretending to be stupid so that more Republicans in Iowa fill vote for him. This spin certainly doesn’t disprove the assertion that the Republican Party is the party of stupid.
If the spin is even true. Romney won the Republican nomination being on the record as believing in evolution. They guys who believed in creationism lost. You’d think Rubio would imitate the winner and not the losers.
So at best, Rubio is cravenly following polls of Iowa caucus voters instead of being an intelligent leader. At worst, Rubio believes the creationism stuff.