Mitt Romney says Florida. Sen. Marco Rubio is being “thoroughly vetted” for vice president. The comments came Tuesday amid reports by ABC News and The Washington Post citing unnamed advisers that Rubio isn’t being vetted for the No. 2 spot on the GOP ticket. Romney told reporters Tuesday evening that he “can’t imagine” who the advisers are. He says the reports are false. — Romney says Rubio being ‘thoroughly vetted’

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO’S own dream-esque “act” has created a lot of commotion, but after Pres. Obama’s DREAMers executive order, Rubio won’t be putting it forth in the Senate. This news was stomped on by Jonathan Karl of ABC News who reported the unbelievable earlier today that Mr. Rubio is reportedly “not being vetted” for vice president.

But knowledgeable Republican sources tell me that Rubio is not being vetted by Mitt Romney’s vice presidential search team. He has not been asked to complete any questionnaires or been asked to turn over any financial documents typically required of potential vice presidential candidates.

I didn’t write about it, because I found it wholly unbelievable.

But the reaction was swift and emotional. The conservative press went wild, with web page after web page filling with tears of anguish. Everyone else in media then followed. Christian Science Monitor asked why Rubio wasn’t being vetted, even though there was no evidence he wasn’t.

The only reason Sen. Rubio would not be vetted is if his protestations of not wanting to be the vice presidential nominee are true. He could be looking for the top spot in 2016 or beyond? It’s the Barack Obama model, but it’s malarkey.