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.