Marco Rubio Suspends Presidential Campaign After Miserable Super Tuesday III Showing … Loses Florida Badly
MARCO RUBIO IS OUT …
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?