According to his (lame) social media and website promotion, Marco Rubio is planning on making a “big” announcement on April 13.
If you or I had any hope to “reclaim America,” (really guys, we need some other catch phrase this election cycle – please) we’d best hope that Marco Rubio is smart enough to not run for President. It’s not because that he is a ‘terrible’ candidate. He would be a formidable person for the job – one that we all probably disagree with on many things, but one that has some experience and knowledge to make thorough decisions.
Marco Rubio is part of the “Tea Party” wing of the Republicans currently in the Senate. They ‘tend’ (key word here) to leen more libertarian/liberty-like in their voting patterns than their other GOP counterparts. That’s where the problem lies. Well… That and Rubio is certainly not going to win the nomination for Presidency.
Marco Rubio has previously stated that he will only run for one office – Senate, or President – in 2016. He won’t run for both, like his counterpart, Rand Paul, is going to do.
To have Marco Rubio run for President would be political disaster in the making for Florida. First, Hillary Clinton clobbers Marco Rubio himself in Florida in current polling for the General election. The only person Hillary Clinton comes relatively close to in Florida is Jeb Bush, who is also a fellow Floridian. Essentially, the only person that can currently beat Hillary Clinton in Florida is Jeb Bush – which is important to understand when thinking about the Senate in 2016.
At this time, Patrick Murphy is the only declared candidate for Senate in Florida in 2016. Rubio is handily beating Murphy in a potential matchup. Other potential rivals come within the margin of error, except one, which Murphy bests by nearly 10 points.
Let’s assume that the Republicans in Florida pick the ‘best’ possible candidate, and the Democrats pick someone else who is their best candidate. This ‘still’ gives the Democrats an edge in Florida – simply because it’s a Presidential election year and Hillary Clinton is all but the nominee for the Democratic party. So besides ‘just’ losing the Presidency to Hillary Clinton, Florida also turns into Democratic territory in 2016 in the Senate. Add Scott Walker as the Republican nominee (which is actually more likely than Jeb Bush) and there would be little reason for people to turn out in flocks to vote for him. Which leaves Florida locked in Democratic territory.
All because Marco Rubio has decided to run for President.
But let’s also not forget what happened when Ted Cruz announced he was running for President… Who was the person that received advanced notice of the Cruz Presidential announcement?
That’s right. Marco Rubio.
April 13 will probably be a big announcement. Marco Rubio probably won’t announce a Presidential run. If anything, he’s contacted Ted Cruz and even Scott Walker – who probably reassured him to run for the Senate in exchange for the VP slot if they were to win.
Cruz/Rubio 2016 anyone?