Marco Rubio returned to Washington as just a lame duck senator and a sad man.
“I’m not going to be vice president. I’m not running for governor of Florida. I’m going to finish out my term in the Senate over the next 10 months. We’re going to work really hard here, and we have some things we want to achieve,” Rubio said. “And then I’ll be a private citizen in January.”
Whether Rubio was trying to say that Ted Cruz never reached out to him to offer a unity ticket (Cruz flirted with the idea on Fox News) or that he wouldn’t be interested, the Florida senator didn’t say.
But the man with 169 delegates will certainly have a say, and a place, at the GOP convention this summer. And at 44 years old, by no means is Rubio’s political future over.
That is, unless he wants it to be.
One thing the youthful senator has going for him is that he is very popular with his peers, who gave him a warm welcome back to the Capitol.
— Alex Burgos (@BurgosGOP) March 17, 2016