Many news journalists and bloggers felt Sen. Marco Rubio would be a strong candidate for the vice president slot for one of the remaining presidential contenders. I know it was a stretch to think it was possible, but he still brings a lot of experience in foreign-policy and he has so much promise as a young senator.
Rubio’s decision on Thursday was a personal one that he had to make in order to fix internal problems before trying this again at later time. This is not the last time you will see Rubio run for president nor will it be the last time he runs for public office, but we do understand he needs to take time for himself and heal after a grueling election season.
Marco Rubio said Thursday that he was not running for Florida governor, that he was not “going to be anybody’s vice president” — and that he would finish out his Senate term and “be a private citizen in January.”
“I’m not going to be anybody’s vice president,” the Florida senator told reporters in his first day on Capitol Hill after suspending his presidential campaign on Thursday. “I’m not interested in being vice president.
“I don’t mean that in a disrespectful way,” he said. “I don’t want to be vice president.”
Rubio, 44, ended his presidential run after losing to front-runner Donald Trump in the Sunshine State’s primary. He had won the Minnesota caucuses and primaries in Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. — but otherwise has finished third or lower in most state contests.
He began his campaign in April.
“I’ll finish out my term in the Senate,” Rubio said Thursday, even ruling out a re-election bid. “We’re going to work really hard here. We have some things we want to achieve. Then, I’ll be a private citizen in January.
“I’m not running for re-election to the Senate,” he told reporters. “I’m going to finish my term here and then I’ll be a private citizen.”
His record was so bad Florida that he refused to seek reelection in November. He is ranked in the bottom 10 of all senators. Rubio has a chance to fix all of this but it’s going to take time and who knows, there might be a new party for him to take the mantle if the GOP continues with it’s shenanigans.
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