The Shark Tank Managing Editor and Author of Brown People, Javier Manjarres, recently appeared on The Blaze TV’s “The Dana Show,” discussing how Jeb Bush was meeting with three of the remaining Republican presidential candidates, and whether or not he was going to endorse one of them… and if so, who?
Would this be the demise of Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign if the endorsement is not extended his way? Host Dana Loesch asks Manjarres if Bush’s endorsement would be ‘poison’ to any of the candidates?
Manjarres responded by saying:
“I think it would be poison to anyone… He didn’t just get defeated, he got blown out…
Him meeting with the other people I think would just be paying them lip service…
Knowing who Jeb Bush is, I think he just wants them to kiss the ring, but I don’t think it’s going to help anyone, if he endorses anyone.”
Loesch states that she’d be surprised if Bush endorses Rubio, even though there is the Florida connection, because they “hate each other.” She then asks Manjarres his thoughts on the issue, asking, “don’t they?”
“Well no, they don’t hate each other, they’re friends. But believe it or not, he is very upset that Marco had ‘the stones’ to actually primary challenge him.”
Loesch then asks Manjarres if there is a Rubio surge at this point (in Florida)? And if so, is it possible at least?
“It’s going to poll down to early voting.”
The most interesting part of the interview is when Manjarres stated that Marco Rubio’s legacy will be predicated on whether Republicans retain the Senate seat that he is abandoning to run for President.
According to Manjarres, Rubio was favored to win reelection to the Senate, but now it appears as if Republicans will struggle to retain his seat this election cycle.
Will Rubio drop out earlier? And if so, what would this do for Ted Cruz and Donald Trump?