Top Bush surrogate goes easy on Rubio


MILWAUKEE — The feud between Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio is getting more vicious by the day.

So it was interesting Tuesday when Al Cardenas, a top surrogate for the former two-term Florida governor, declined to rip into Rubio as unqualified for the presidency when reporters offered him the chance during a brief interview Tuesday. The Bush campaign and supportive independent super PAC has been pushing the meme that the first-term Florida senator isn't prepared for the rigors of the Oval Office.

Cardenas declined to go that far.