WILL MARCO RUBIO ENDORSE TED CRUZ?
It is being reported that former GOP presidential candidate and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is close to endorsing current Republican presidential candidate and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. One can never get enough endorsements but one also has to wonder whether it will make a difference. If Cruz wants to catch front-runner Donald Trump and minimize establishment candidate John Kasich, an endorsement from Rubio probably could not hurt. Except for his position on illegal immigration, Marco Rubio is a pretty strong conservative. A Rubio endorsement might have meant a little more had Marco gotten out of the race before the Florida primary where he got soundly defeated by Trump We shall see what happens. In the end conservatives do need to stick together.
Marco Rubio is close to endorsing Ted Cruz, but the two proud senators — and recent fierce rivals — have some details to work out first.
Cruz has to ask for the Rubio’s endorsement, and both sides need to decide that it will make a difference, according to sources familiar with the thinking of both senators.
Rubio and Cruz, who are more friendly with each other in the Senate than they are with longer-serving colleagues, occasionally chatted and patched up their sometime-rocky relationship on the campaign trail heading into Florida’s primary Tuesday, when Rubio was blown out by Donald Trump and subsequently quit the presidential race.
The buzz about a Rubio endorsement of Cruz intensified after the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Thursday reported that the Florida senator called his Texas colleague “the only conservative left in the race.”
Rubio, who returned to work Thursday in the Capitol, told reporters “I don’t have any announcement on that today” when asked about a Cruz endorsement. Rubio indicated, though, that he might have something to say soon.
“There’s time to prevent a Trump nomination, which I think would fracture the party and be damaging to the conservative movement,” Rubio said, stressing that he’s not interested in being anyone’s vice-presidential pick or running for Florida governor.
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?
Daily Commentary – Tuesday, March 15, 2016 – What Will become of Rubio and Kasich After Today’s Primaries?
- Will it be time for Rubio and/or Kasich to drop out of the race? How important is today for the candidates?
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Ahead of the all important Republican primaries in Florida and Ohio come the following polls. All of them have Donald Trump either leading, tied or a strong second. Marco Rubio is looking at a potential disastrous Tuesday night where he may get shut out of all of the delegates and even finish third in Florida.
MARIST POLL – FLORIDA
Donald Trump appears way out a head in Florida of Marco Rubio in the latest Marist poll. Rubio’s main concern should not be whether he can win his own home Senate state of Florida, but whether Ted Cruz will beat him out for second place.
- Donald Trump 43%
- Marco Rubio 22%
- Ted Cruz 21%
- John Kasich 9%
If Marco Rubio finished third in Florida, how could he ever justify continuing his campaign? The RCP average of polling as Trump way out ahead. It would seem that the Florida primary will be called shortly after all the polls close and the only thing in doubt is whether Rubio will suffer the humiliation of a third place finish in his own state.
- Donald Trump 44%
- Ted Cruz 24%
- Marco Rubio 21%
- John Kasich 9%
NBC-MARIST POLL – OHIO
Kasish hold a 6 point lead over Trump; however, that was before all hell took place on Friday and over the weekend in Chicago and Ohio at Trump rallies where the LEFT tried to shut down Trumps free speech. There is no way to know how that type of bullying will play with the voters.
- John Kasish 39%
- Donald Trump 33%
- Ted Cruz 19%
- Marco Rubio 6%
- Donald Trump 33% (tie)
- John Kasish 33% (tie)
- Ted Cruz 27%
- Marco Rubio 5%
The polls in Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina all have either Trump in first place or a strong second. In Illinois, Donald Trump leads with 38% as Ted Cruz is a close second with 34%. Trump is also way out ahead in the polls in North Carolina and Missouri. In the Show Me state its a two team race between Trump and Cruz. Which begs the question following Super Tuesday, Part Deux … Rubio and Kasich need to drop out and make this a final table pairing of two of GOP political presidential game of Texas Hold Em.
SORRY RUBIO AND KASICH, IF YOU CAN’T WIN YOUR OWN HOME STATE, GET OUT!!!
According to a recent CNN poll Donald Trump is beating Rubio in Florida and Kasich in Ohio. In Ohio, Trump is ahead with 41% to Kasich’s 35%, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in third at 15% and Rubio in fourth with 7%. And in Florida, Trump holds and even bigger lead with 40% to Rubio’s 24%, with Cruz at 19% and Kasich at 5%.
Donald Trump is leading two of his Republican presidential rivals in their home states, topping Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida and Gov. John Kasich in Ohio, new CNN/ORC polls show.
Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is far ahead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in both states.
In Ohio, Trump holds 41% to Kasich’s 35%, with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in third at 15% and Rubio in fourth with 7%.
And in Florida, Trump holds 40% to Rubio’s 24%, with Cruz at 19% and Kasich at 5%.
The results come less than a week from the March 15 contests in Florida and Ohio, as well as Illinois, North Carolina and Missouri. The primaries in 99-delegate Florida and 66-delegate Ohio are particularly critical for Republicans, since both are winner-take-all.
In both states, large majorities say that if their home-state candidate doesn’t win, he should drop out: 71% say Kasich should exit if he loses Ohio, while 66% say Rubio should depart if he loses Florida.
Republican 2016 Priamries: Trump Wins Michigan, Mississippi & Hawaii … Cruz Wins Idaho and Rubio Shut Out of Delagates
SORRY MARCO, ITS TIME TO PACK IT IN AFTER LAST NIGHT’S SHUT OUT …
Last night’s “not-so Super Tuesday” saw Donald Trump pick up victories in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii as Sen. Ted Cruz won big in Idaho and came in a strong and surprise second in Michigan. By the nights end, Sen. Marco Rubio finished a poor third and fourth in every primary/caucus and did not pick up one single delegate. Sorry Marco, time to pack it up and go home before you embarrass yourself in Florida. The same holds true with John Kasich as he appears to be losing in the Ohio polls as well.
As the Classic Sesame Street song goes One of these things is not like the other, one of these things doesn’t belong …
Donald Trump advanced his lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, winning Mississippi and Michigan, the biggest states up for grabs Tuesday in the increasingly bitter GOP primary contest. Later in the evening, he also scored a victory in the Hawaii caucuses. Meanwhile, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, vying to make it a one-on-one race with Trump, won Idaho.
Unlike last week’s Super Tuesday contests, just 150 delegates were up for grabs Tuesday — and all were awarded proportionally, suggesting that the results would not dramatically alter the current standing of the GOP race, where Trump enjoys a healthy lead over Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio.
But for Trump, Tuesday’s wins were a significant psychological victory for his insurgent campaign, affirming that he retains his momentum even after days of withering attacks from rivals and members of a Republican establishment newly determined to derail his bid for the party’s nomination
Donald Trump Defends The Size Of His Hands, Endowment: “I Guarantee You There Is No Problem” … Rubio Defends His Attacks on Trump
WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE COUNTRY THAT I GREW UP IN … REFERENCING PENIS SIZE DURING A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE?
How sad and pathetic have we become and what has happened to the culture in this country as it is now perfectly okay to reference penis size during a presidential debate. I thought I had heard it all until last night. While watching a presidential debate, as candidate Donald Trump is vying for the President of the United States and the leader of the free world actually bragged about his penis size. SHAMEFUL. Shame on Marco Rubio for bringing up Trump’s hand size in the first place, shame on FOX News for stirring the pot and asking the ridiculous question, shame on Donald Trump for making a reference to the size of his manhood and shame on the American people, Conservatives and Trump supporters for not being offended. I don’t even know what to say anymore . A note to Republicans and Conservatives … what would you be saying and feel about these comments had Bill Clinton or Barack Obama made such a comment?
“Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they are small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there is no problem. I guarantee you.”
Well, I also happen to call him a lightweight, OK, and I have said that,” Trump said. “So I would like to take that back. He’s really not that much of a lightweight. I have to say this. He hit my hands.”
Trump held up his hands for the audience.
“Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands if they’re small, something else must be small. I guarantee you there’s no problem. I guarantee you,” Trump said.
The crowd whooped and the debate moderators quickly moved on. The first half-hour of the debate has been marked by constant arguing and interrupting by Rubio and Trump, whose war of words has escalated dramatically over the past two weeks.
Daily Commentary – Friday, March 4, 2016 – This Has Been a Crazy Super Tuesday, KKK, Attacking Each Other Candidates Week
- With another GOP debate last night, wondering if Trump showed up after his last boycott of a Fox News conducted debate?
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SUPER TUESDAY – Republican Primaries: Donald Trump Projected to Win in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee
Donald Trump Projected to Win in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee …
WAPO is projecting that Donald Trump is the projected winner in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee.
Billionaire Donald Trump has been projected to win at least four of the states that held Republican primaries on “Super Tuesday,” with results in four other still too close to call.
Trump has been projected as the winner in Alabama, Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee, according to Edison Media Research. In early returns, Trump seemed very dominant in those states – he was up double digits in all, and in several states his share of the vote neared 50 percent. With those wins, Trump has more than doubled his victory total in this GOP primary season: He has now won seven states. His opponents have won just one so far.
Now the watch is to see if Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio can maintain the delegate threshold.
Talk About Desperate … Marco Rubio Says Donald Trump Has ‘Small Hands’ … “Donald Trump Isn’t Gonna Make America Great, He’s Gonna Make America Orange” (VIDEO)
IT WOULD APPEAR THAT MARCO RUBIO NEVER LEARNED TO NEVER GET INTO A PISSING CONTEST WITH A SKUNK …
It has gone from the silly season to the insult season in the GOP primaries. Sen Marco Rubio, in an act of desperation, attacked Trump making fun of his “small hands” and stating that Trump isn’t going to make America great, he’s going to make America orange. Then he went on to say, “and you know what they say about men with small hands.” Wow, is this that the GOP presidential race has been reduced to? Its one thing for Donald Trump to hurl classless insults at his opponents, because well, that is what he is. But it is quite another thing for Marco Rubio to enter the Don Rickles candidate roast.
Rubio called Trump a swindler and the ultimate conman. I would say keep it classy, but class left this GOP primary a long time ago. Ronald Reagan and Abe Lincoln are rolling over in their graves.
Marco Rubio again unleashed an array of sharp attacks on Republican frontrunner Donald Trump, jabbing at his “small hands” and “spray tan.”
In response to the property mogul calling him “little Rubio,” Rubio conceded that Trump was taller than him. However, the Florida senator suggested Trump had small hands for his height.
“And you know what they say about guys with small hands,” Rubio said with a smile, prompting stunned laughter from the crowd.
After a brief pause he added: “You can’t trust ‘em!” The crowd responded with applause.
Rubio also targeted Trump’s notorious tan, saying he “doesn’t sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan.”
“Donald Trump isn’t gonna make America great, he’s gonna make America orange,” he said.