Planet Rubio Collides With Asteroid Donald. Predictable Outcome.
And it came to pass yours truly was woken up by a nasty case of cough; and as he was there getting breath he thought: “perhaps we have news about the impact?“
I managed to get to the online version of Fox News as Little Marco, now blown in thousand little pieces, was giving a concession speech that did not want to be one. After a dozen references to his immigrant parents, and a handful of warning that he was told to wait (he will… have to wait instead) Rubio, who was saying this morning that the polls were embarrassingly wrong, insisted that he has the right message and is the right man, but conservatism is wrong because it does not get him; and the establishment is wrong because they supported him all the time.. oh no, wait…
The best part was when he implied that he could have won if he had run a campaign based on… Trump, but he lost because he is such a regular chap, who would not stoop so low that he makes jokes about Trump’s… hands. A fairly confused speech, with the words “I quit” (or the like) that seemed to never come. It was like seeing him making a painful contact with reality, live.
Little Marco is very young, and we might see him again. But honestly, I found the man embarrassingly bad almost every time I saw it. He spent the entire campaign claiming third places as victories, and investing himself with some sort of divine right to the electors’ votes because papa was a barber. He criticised Trump for his inelegant style, and then became more vulgar than Trump ever was; and lost that battle, too. Chris Christie demolished him outright, and he realised the extend of the debacle when… he was told by his own collaborators. He pledged to go on even after losing in Florida, and was exposed as a big balloon full of hot air on that, too.
In (hopefully) eight years’ time we will have other actors, and I truly hope we will still have Cruz with us if Cruz does not make it this year (which I very much doubt he will, but you never know…).
I truly hope that the age of the phony, constructed, “this but also that”, “Gang of Eight-style” Republican candidates ends with Marco Rubio. We need true conservatives, not inexperienced men without spine, without real achievements, and without shame who want to become President merely because they are sons of immigrants.
Rubio’s collapse is total. Not only in Florida, but also in Illinois (fourth with 10% as I write this), Missouri (fourth with 7%), North Carolina (fourth with 8%) and Ohio (fourth with… 3%). What a waste of money and – if you don’t like Trump – of time.
Planet Rubio is atomised.
Well done, Republican primary voters.