Establishment darling Marco Rubio failed to win a state on Super Saturday. Despite all of the assistance from the media, the rigged debates and his own puckish charm he has thus far managed to emerge victorious only in Minnesota. Yesterday was particularly wretched for the glistening South Florida Cuban whose appeal with voters has been vastly overestimated by those who love his malleable character when it comes to influence peddling. Soon after being cheered at CPAC as if he were Elvis – or a young Ronald Reagan as he is often portrayed – Rubio was butchered at the ballot box. The besieged front-runner Donald Trump who recovered from early losses to Ted Cruz in Kansas and Maine to win in Louisiana and Kentucky is now calling for dashing young Marco to drop out of the race.
As reported by The Hill “Trump calls on Rubio to drop out of the race”:
Donald Trump on Saturday night called on Marco Rubio to drop out of the presidential race and said he wants to go head-to-head with Ted Cruz.
“I think Marco Rubio had a very, very bad night and personally I call for him to drop out of the race,” Trump said of the Florida senator at press conference in West Palm Beach, Fla.
“I really think so, I think it’s probably time. I don’t think he can get up and rant and rave. You got to be able to win,” the celebrity businessman added.
“I would love to take on Ted one-on-one,” Trump said, adding that the Texas senator can’t win in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.
Trump won the Louisiana primary and Kentucky caucuses, splitting the Super Saturday contests with Cruz, who won caucuses in Kansas and Maine.
But the real estate mogul won by much smaller margins than his previous blowout wins.
While congratulating Cruz on his victories, Trump took a shot at the senator’s Canadian birthplace. He has frequently questioned whether Cruz is eligible to run for president and floated filing a lawsuit against him earlier this year. Cruz’s mother is American.
“He should do well in Maine because it’s very close to Canada, let’s face it,” Trump said.
But of course Rubio won’t quit, at least not as long as the prospect of a brokered convention is in play where he would be handed the nomination by the party elite regardless of what voters want. His campaign is increasingly reliant on thisstrategy and will stick with it even if their candidate doesn’t win his home state of Florida. As long as enough points can be shaved in the primaries to deny Trump the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the nomination who needs Marco-mentum?