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Marco Rubio drops out of Republican race

MARCH 15: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to supporters at a primary night rally on March 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rubio announced he was suspending his campaign after losing his home state of Florida to Republican rival Donald Trump. Angel Valentin/Getty Images/AFP

MARCH 15: Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks to supporters at a primary night rally on March 15, 2016 in Miami, Florida. Rubio announced he was suspending his campaign after losing his home state of Florida to Republican rival Donald Trump. Angel Valentin/Getty Images/AFP

He came. He campaigned. But he failed to conquer. That’s the story of Marco Rubio, the Cuban-American senator once touted as Republican’s answer to Barack Obama.

On Tuesday night, he dropped out of the presidential race following a woeful primary performance in his home state of Florida.

When and where it matters the most he failed to match ratings with performance on the campaign trail. Like Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, Ben Carson and Governor Jeb Bush before him, Rubio was consumed by Donald Trump in an apocalyptic fashion, which in itself is surprising.

He bit the dust and his reputed resume now look stymied by the ill-fated presidential ambition that refused to fly outside the corridor of his heart, especially when the performance of Ohio State governor, John Kasich is put in view.

Though subpar a lot of times during Republican debates and town hall meetings, Kasich dominated Ohio primaries, garnering over 40% of votes. A glimmer of what he could offer was shown at the New Hampshire primary where he came a distant second after the usual winner Trump.

Now, Kasich looks like a poster boy for the Republican moderates, a position many hoped Rubio would have occupied for the Republican establishment and the Ultraconservative Tea Party Movement, on whose wings he rode to the Senate in 2011.

Maybe he should have listened to those who warned him against contesting. He confessed last April that he was told to hold off but his mind was made up.

“I believe our very identity as an exceptional nation is at stake, and I can make a difference as president,” he said at the time.

Rubio could be a smooth talker on his day – though he was badgered during the campaign for being almost robotic and repetitive – and he is also young and easy on the eyes. He has the backing of the establishment, so what happened to the golden boy?



3 Comments
  • ZINNI

    Donald Trump all the way,he will beat clinton hillary flat on point to occupy the Oval Office

    • Joseph

      Not so fast bro…. its not going to be that easy.

  • Henri Anario

    This life? Dramatic. Be careful what you stand for, especially things
    that border on extreme and exclusive ideologies. All the unfounded,
    dumbfounding boisterous and bigoted flame against Obama in the past 7.5
    years is gradually coming home to rage while roasting all those who
    agitated for it. Unfortunately, it stirred up emotions in those
    uncritically-thinking bunch looking for an outlet to quickly pour their
    ignorance and animosity on others. Their vulnerable franchises and
    exploitable fortitudes led to the strengthening of the hydra-headed
    monster called TRUMP, who continues to grow rather than just go away or
    die in the face of battles with his opponents. For Marco and the rest of
    the GOPers who were slain Trump’s onslaught, I hope you have learned
    some valuable lessons about being moderate in your stance, no matter how
    desperate you may be. Now, Kasich, in my estimation, will be the
    candidate the Repubs will grovel to support just to spite Trump.

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