Marco Rubio had all that you need in a Republican presidential candidate: fluency on the issues, a conservative outlook, crossover appeal as a Cuban-American, and youthful good looks.
"The Republican Party does not have the superstructure to resolve a convention deadlock. There are no more bosses. The state party leaders are largely impotent. The party lacks elder statesmen."
Every four years since Bush-Gore, Floridians silently offer a collective prayer that goes something like this: "Please, God, don't let us be the ones to decide who wins the presidency."
He warned that the country would be "ripped apart at the seams" if the polarization deepens.
"My kids were embarrassed by it. My wife didn’t like it. "
A raft of new polls in the past few days show Donald Trump remaining on track for big victories in next week's big-state contests.
Relying on a second-rate imitation of his main rival all while allowing Trump to drag his political career through the mud won't win Rubio much else besides a highly-anticipated concession speech.
The late night comics were aghast at the newest issue in the Republican primary campaign.
Republicans are voting in four more states on Tuesday — and Donald Trump could be on the verge of another round of victories.
Republican leaders have blanched at Trump — and have been little happier with Cruz.