After months of taking Senator Marco Rubio to task on just about anything he can find, including missed votes in the Senate while campaigning for president, Carlos Beruff’s senatorial campaign is only two weeks away from officially ending.Beruff had a legitimate chance of winning the Republican nomination when he was one of several unknown senatorial candidates earlier this year, but his chances of being the nominee were quickly dashed when Rubio decided to run for re-election.
You have to give Beruff credit for sticking it out and not quitting the race just because Rubio decided to get back in.
Now with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his running mate Gov. Mike Pence both endorsing Rubio, not to mention the entire Republican establishment and many conservatives doing so as well, Beruff can only hope that he loses by a respectable margin on August 30th.
Like I said, Beruff can only hope that will be the case, but recent public opinion polls show Rubio crushing him by double-digits.
Not surprising to anyone, Rubio has ignored Beruff, as have the Democrats, who have always eyed Rubio as their likely opponent against Rep. Patrick Murphy.Murphy is expected to win his senatorial primary race against the ever-colorful Rep. Alan Grayson, whose personal and political world has become quite a s*** show over the past couple of months since his ex-wife accused him of decades-long domestic violence.
While Rubio has refrained from campaign with Donald Trump, if the polls tighten in Florida, as well as around the country, I expect Rubio and Trump will sing kumbaya together in a joint effort to seal up the presidency and help the GOP retain control of the U.S. Congress.
If Trump falls short, expect establishment Republicans to start proclaiming that Rubio should have been the presidential nominee, and the push to anoint him as the 2010 Republican presidential nominee will begin almost immediately after Clinton is sworn into office, if not sooner.
And don’t think Rubio isn’t considering another run for president. Why wouldn’t he if Trump loses?