I’m at my kid’s softball game tonight, so I’ll be relying on you crabby bastards to keep me informed of developments during the Clinton-Sanders town hall and GOP Nevada caucus results. Here’s CNN’s take on leading-from-behind media darling-in-waiting Rubio’s predicament:
The nights of Rubio selling third place as a win are over.
Since Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican race Saturday night, Rubio has quickly worked to lock down the party’s establishment — picking up former Bush donors and releasing a cascade of endorsements from governors, senators and congressmen Monday.
Though Ohio Gov. John Kasich remains in the race, Rubio appears close to locking down the party’s more moderate and establishment types. It’s a testament to his own political talent, but also a recognition that if the GOP is to stop Trump from winning its nomination, it’s now or never.
Now, Rubio has to get voters to buy in.
So, to recap, no more free turns in the winner’s circle for the show/show/place pony, and getting voters to buy in — got it.
My kid’s softball team is possibly the worst in the county. But they’ll still be Rubio winners, even if it’s another double-digit loss.