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Some of Marco Rubio’s campaign advisers are urging him to drop out of the race before Florida

March 7, 2016

 It is pretty clear that Marco Rubio does not have a path to win the Republican nomination and that this is now a two person race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Obviously Marco Rubio wants to hold on until his home state of Florida votes in the hope that a big victory there will jump start his floundering campaign.

  However it is now being reported in this story that some of Marco Rubio’s campaign advisers are urging him to drop out of the race before Florida votes. Here is more:

A battle is being waged within Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign about whether he should even remain in the Republican presidential race ahead of his home state primary on March 15, sources say.

Rubio himself is “bullish” on his odds of winning the critical primary, despite some advisers who are less hopeful and believe a loss there would damage him politically in both the short- and long-term.

Publicly, the campaign is maintaining they are still a contender in this race, touting a Sunday win in Puerto Rico’s primary that delivered Rubio 23 delegates. But privately, the campaign is having a debate about whether he should remain in the mix — even for his home state of Florida’s primary.

“He doesn’t want to get killed in his home state,” one source familiar with the discussions said, noting “a poor showing would be a risk and hurt his political future.”

some advisers are warning that if Rubio does poorly in his home state, it could not only hurt his presidential campaign but also his future politically, including a potential gubernatorial run in 2018 or chance to be on the ticket as a vice presidential candidate.

  Although his communications director is denying this report where there is smoke there is usually fire and his campaign is already bracing for a very poor showing in the contests tomorrow:

Sources within the campaign also say the pressure will only continue to mount following an expected disappointing showing Tuesday, when voters in Michigan, Mississippi, Hawaii and Idaho make their picks in the GOP primary.

“Not going to have a great day is an understatement,” one campaign source said.

  If Marco Rubio has any political aspirations after this race, the article points out a gubernatorial run or a possible Vice President selection, then he would be better off dropping out rather than being humiliated in his home state. Right now the polls in Florida do not look good for Marco Rubio so if he does have a poor showing tomorrow we might just see the end of his Presidential bid. None too soon in my opinion…

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. March 7, 2016 8:41 pm

    Reblogged this on Rifleman III Journal.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2016 8:48 pm

      Thank you!


      • March 7, 2016 8:51 pm

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. March 7, 2016 9:32 pm

    I think Senators who are in their first term should not be allowed to seek a higher office. They do a disservice to their constituants by not being focused on the task at hand. There is also a total lack of a voting record to vet the canidate on. Trump may not be the answer but he is exposing the rot of the party. Maybe its time to clean the RNC or return to the Whig party!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 8, 2016 6:17 am

      We sure have seen from experience first term Senators are not ready to be President…


  3. petermc3 permalink
    March 7, 2016 10:13 pm

    Based on his Saturday victory the Cubano is now in position to run for governor of Puerto Rico. 🤑

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 7, 2016 11:38 pm

      Let him try! PR is very liberal and I don’t think they would love a Cuban carpetbagger. They might feed him the sharks.

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 8, 2016 12:59 pm

        Yes – Cubans and Puerto Ricans generally hold a strong disdain for each other.



      • petermc3 permalink
        March 8, 2016 1:15 pm

        Looks like my sarcasm fell a bit short this time…but of course Steve got it 😎

        Liked by 1 person

      • March 8, 2016 7:53 pm

        We are on the same page on this one!


    • March 8, 2016 6:18 am

      That is a good place for him…


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