The amazing lineup at tonight’s inaugural Conservative Review Conference in Greenville, S.C., was slightly lighter than expected, with Sen. Marco Rubio turning out to be a no-show.

A story at Greenville Online suggests that Rubio and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley had perhaps received a better offer in the form of a sit-down interview with Megyn Kelly at the Beacon Drive-In.

The Ted Cruz campaign, hearing that Rubio would not be appearing, wasted no time issuing a statement.

True. Fortunately there were conservative grown-ups in the room.

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Here’s more intrigue surrounding Rubio’s absence.