Mornin' JD. Looking at things realistically. I think we can now consider Rubio.....out of the Running. He needs to hold that Senator seat. But.....uh oh, and I just got word myself along with the DB. Jeb Bush is going to make the Dash. Rubio and Jeb Bush have made a deal. Rubio will stay out and Take on Wassermann Schultz.....who thinks she can move up to Senator. Now that is a scary thought.
Dammit.....another Bush run!!!!!
Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected.....
He still makes the presidential wannabee lists, but Rubio might be lucky in 2016 just to hold his Senate seat.
In fact, he may be forced into a career change. Why? Because Senator Rubio is up for a difficult reelection in November 2016, and he told Jonathan Karl that if he runs for president he would not simultaneously run for the Senate.
This could be construed as a jab at Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, who is actively considering both. But Rubio does not have a choice because Florida law prevents ambitious politicians from having their names appear twice on the ballot for different offices, as does Kentucky. And Paul has more in-state political clout and is engaged in changing the law in Kentucky, while Rubio has accepted the Sunshine State status quo.
A quick glance at the Real Clear Politics poll averages for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination indicates that Rubio would be better off focusing all his energy on his Senate reelection if he wants to keep “politician” as his current profession. The current three leaders are Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee with 13 percent each, and Jeb Bush at 12.3 percent. Rubio is stuck in the middle at 6.5 percent. <<<<< !
He doesn’t even fare well at home. The latest Quinnipiac survey of 2016 GOP voters has Jeb Bush winning 27 percent, Rand Paul garnering 14 percent and Rubio trailing at 11 percent. Furthermore, in a Florida 2016 general election match-up Hillary Clinton stomps Rubio by a margin of 52 to 40 percent.
So things don’t look so encouraging for Rubio. But he may not be seriously eyeing a White House run anyway: A high-ranking GOP party official who asked that his name be withheld told me on Monday that Jeb Bush’s people have just met with Rubio’s people and a 2016 deal was struck: If Jeb runs for president, then Rubio would drop out—and “Jeb is running,” according to my well-placed source. (Alert the media!).....snip~
Forget the White House, Marco Rubio Might Be Lucky Just to Be Reelected - The Daily Beast