Wherefore Art Thou Rubio?
It is a well known fact that Rubio (the boy blunder) has one of the worst attendance records in the Senate. He conned the people of Florida into electing him as a Senator to represent them, but has failed miserably to do so.
Rick Santorum, for example, when questioned on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, couldn’t name any accomplishment of Rubio’s while he was in the Senate.
Similarly, a newer endorser, Rep. Cresent Hardy had the same problem when asked by Politico “to point to one specific thing he has seen over the course of the last year from the Florida senator that, as MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts asked, “demonstrates presidential character.”
If your supporters can’t find anything good to say about you, who will?
Gang of Eight
The only thing of note that Rubio has been involved in in the Senate is to become part of the infamous Gang of Eight, the bi-partisan group of eight United States Senators who wrote the 2013 comprehensive immigration reform bill. Deeply unpopular among conservative and Republican voters it’s no wonder that it is seldom mentioned by the Rubio camp.
It could not be more clear what is number on in Rubio’s priorities – it is Rubio.
Now in typical career politician’s fashion he can’t make up his mind whether it is in his best interest to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year.
CPAC is hosted by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. and is due to be held right after Super Tuesday from March 2 until March 5.
To even consider missing such a gathering where thousands of activists will be in attendance – particularly in a presidential election year – is, to say the least, very strange. But Rubio is a strange man, with strange ideas, and an even stranger exaggerated opinion of his own importance.
CPAC is attended by the sort of activists that Rubio needs to get on to his side if he is to be able to outshine Cruz to become the main challenger to Donald Trump.
To not attend at all would have allowed Donald Trump and Ted Cruz the opportunity to attack him and promote their own agendas without any rebuttal. He would have lost any case by default.
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Ben Carson have previously confirmed their attendance at CPAC this year — and each has attended the gathering in the past several years.
It will be interesting to hear what the candidates have to say, particular since by that time we will have the results of Super Tuesday to set the scene.