Rubes’ End

Supporters chant pro-Rubio slogans as they wait for the arrival of Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., at a campaign rally, Tuesday, March 1, 2016, in Miami. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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This is starting to look like about the worst possible night Marco Rubio could have had. Making it a race in Virginia is definitely something. But Donald Trump has had a night of crushing victories. Just as important, Cruz won his home state of Texas convincingly and Oklahoma. And there are still a few states out. Rubio still might win in Minnesota. But it looks like Cruz has two or possibly three wins and Rubio has none.

His line tonight: “We are seeing in state after state, his number’s coming down, our number’s going up.”

Good luck with that, dude.

I don’t think establishment Republicans have it in them to consolidate around Ted Cruz. He’s just too big a jerk, probably unelectable nationwide. And they hate him. There’s basically zero chance he wins the nomination. But it’s going to be pretty hard for anyone to argue that Cruz has to get out for Rubio after tonight’s results.

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