U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, appears on "The Five" television program, on Fox News Channel, in New York, Monday, March 30, 2015. Closing in on an expected announcement that he will run for president, Sen. Marco Rubio said Monday that he is planning a political event in two weeks in Miami to announce his 2016 plans. The first-term Republican from Florida, appearing on Fox News, did not explicitly say he is running for the White House, instead telling would-be supporters to go to his website and reserve tickets for the rally. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Marco Rubio’s Bad Campaign

Marco Rubio is a wonderful guy and a heck of a politician, but his campaign is terrible and he is ultimately responsible for it.

One prominent Rubio supporter, who is an elected official and spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly, said Sunday that he now doubts that Rubio can win and is privately preparing to support Cruz should the race narrow. He said Rubio’s recent decision to go hard in attacking Trump does not seem to have helped him.

“Cruz seems to be the only one benefiting from Marco’s hits on Trump. Marco hits Trump and doesn’t go up in the polls,” the supporter said. “It wasn’t easy to watch television on Saturday night. Nothing is happening. A lot of us, we love him, but we think we might have to end up with Cruz.”

One major Rubio donor was more dour, referring to Rubio’s dismal 2-for-20 record: “That’s not good.”

Over a month ago, some of his congressional supporters were telling me that Rubio needed a complete campaign shake up. That shake up never came and his campaign has been more of a donor shake down ever since. They have nothing substantive in place. It’s sad. He has been ill served.

This whole thing is devastating.

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