Election 2016

It’s Official: Rubio is Running for President. In 2024.

Senator and failed presidential candidate Marco Rubio made it official today: he's running for president at some point in the future. In the meantime, however, he'll settle for a seat in Congress.

Rubio has sworn time and again that he would not be running for reelection but, as you know, the shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando prompted the anti-gay rights opponent to reconsider his future.

It's not clear what Rubio's immediate plans for Congress or the state of Florida will be if he should be reelected, but it is clear that he's running for president again.

The senator has told colleagues and advisers that he would like to run for president again, either in 2020 or 2024. But he increasingly came to think that doing so from the private sector would be difficult. [...]

Mr. Rubio’s move was truly last-minute. Florida’s deadline to file as a candidate is Friday.

Rubio is asking the people of Florida to reelect him if for no other reason than to run for president again at some point in the future.

Marco Rubio will never be president. He'll never even be the Republican nominee. The fact that he still believes he can be either of those things is hilarious.

  • Toolymegapoopoo

    >anti-gay rights opponent

    I could spend hours trying to figure out what this means, but you know what? It makes sense. We now live in a world where if you call someone out for being an obvious racist you can be called a racist for reasons.

  • Ellen Kuhlmann

    the Rubot got some positive press for his response to the Orlando shooting and its gone to his head. He did so little as a senator, Floridians would be crazy to elect him again. But since it is Florida, he has a shot.

  • muselet

    Marco Rubio is staggeringly unpopular in Florida (30% favorable, 49% unfavorable, sez PPP). Since nobody else in the senatorial race is popular, either, Rubio may win reelection as the “better the devil you know” candidate.

    I agree, he’s delusional if he thinks he can be elected President. He only got 27% of the votes in Florida back in March (similar to his 30% approval rating—odd, that), and I can’t imagine him doing much better in four (or eight) years.

    It’s probably time for Marco Rubio to ask around and see if any think tanks are hiring.

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Rubio as a Senator was an embarrassment. If he’s reelected he’ll continue to be an embarrassment. He’s the perfect embodiment of the phrase “a stuffed suit.”

    • Hemidemisemiquaver

      The phrase “empty suit” is also applicable.