Marco Rubio Suspends Presidential Campaign After Miserable Super Tuesday III Showing … Loses Florida Badly



Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced he is suspending his 2016 presidential campaign on Tuesday night after he lost his home state Florida primary badly. With 98% of the precincts reporting, Trump beat Rubio 45.8% to 27% and gained all of the 99 delegates in the winner take all primary. Earlier in the day Rubio claimed that he would stay in the race if he lost Florida. Everyone with a clue, including Rubio, knew that was never going to happen. The overwhelming Trump victory was a political death blow to Rubio and thus Marco ends his bid for the GOP nomination. The political pundits will say that Rubio lost because he ran a terrible campaign, because of his robotic answers during the debate where he repeated himself 5 times and they will say its because he went out of character and attacked Trump personally with the small hands comment. They of course would be wrong as usual. Marco Rubio lost and lost badly because he lied to the American voters when he was elected to the US Senate for his stance on anti-illegal immigration and then became part of the Gang of 8 attempting to allow amnesty to illegals. What he was thing we may never know but it was the kiss of death for his political career in the Republican party. Being labeled the “establishment’s” boy also did not help Marco in an election cycle where the outsiders have dominated the race.

Marco Rubio announced he is suspending his 2016 presidential campaign on Tuesday night after a projected loss in the Florida primary.

Despite pre-primary polls that showed him trailing Donald Trump in the state, which he represents in the U.S. Senate, Rubio predicted he would “shock the country” and win Florida’s 99 delegates.

That did not happen. ABC News projected Trump will win Florida’s GOP primary, based on analysis of the vote.

“After tonight, it is clear that while we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side,” Rubio told supporters in Miami.

In the final days of his campaign, Rubio emerged as one of Trump’s staunchest critics, attacking the GOP frontrunner’s rhetoric and record while mocking his tan and the size of his hands.

“The Republican Party is not going to allow itself to be hijacked by fake conservatives and people who go around dividing us against each other,” he said at a campaign stop in the Sunshine State on Monday.

And he echoed some of those points in his speech tonight.

Honestly, I have no idea where Rubio goes from here. He should have gotten out before tonight’s terrible loss. Rejected by nearly a 2 to 1 margin in your own home state. How does he even run for governor?

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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Marco Rubio Suspends Presidential Campaign After Miserable Super Tuesday III Showing … Loses Florida Badly”

    1. rob on March 16th, 2016 7:58 am

      I voted for Rubio here is SC. After that, I regretted it because his tone totally changed.
      One big thing, if you lose, it is YOUR fault, not the winners fault. When he made his speech last night, he was one big crybaby, just like Jeb.
      The voters choose who the winner is, not the candidates, the RNC, the media, the current pols, but the voters!
      It’s about time people learned that.
      SM: Agreed.

    2. rob on March 16th, 2016 7:59 am

      P.S.- what does Kasick hope to gain?
      SM: He is an establishment candidate who is looking to make this go to a brokered convention.

      He cannot win the delegates on the first vote. He will now be the the establishment candidate, first Jeb … gone, then Rubio … gone. And now the last establishment candidate standing and he is a joke.


    3. A Texas Grandfather on March 16th, 2016 9:42 am

      Kasic as the governor of Ohio is his last stop in politics. He is not going to do anything except create problems for the people. Ego based on what he was able to do twenty years ago is his foolish mantra.

    4. kashekamon on March 16th, 2016 10:52 am

      Rubio was a little boy playing a big boy game….I got tired of him whining about his father having to be a bartender and his mother a maid because they were from Cuba….There was nothing disgraceful about doing those jobs. They were resourceful enough to get a job and earn a living. He should be proud of them instead of embarrassed. Well, the chip got knocked off the shoulder.

    5. Hmm, Will Marco Rubio Endorsement Ted Cruz and Will It Make any Difference? | Scared Monkeys on March 18th, 2016 11:26 am

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