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Actually, Marco, You Don’t Get To Drop Out

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One of my favorite scenes from the seven seasons of The West Wing is when White House communications director Toby Ziegler attempts to resign after it was revealed he leaked classified information about a secret space shuttle. But President Jeb Bartlett was having none of that.

Bartlett: “What is that, the third one? Rip it up.”

Ziegler: “Sir?”

Bartlett: “I can’t accept your resignation. I have to fire you. … For cause.”

This scene has been on my mind as Florida’s presidential primary approaches. The latest polling indicates that Donald Trump is leading Marco Rubio by two touchdowns, twelve points, or just outside the margin of error.

Tuesday’s election results brought Rubio more than an evening’s worth of bad news. The Washington Post’s Phillip Bump concludes this morning that “Marco Rubio’s campaign is basically over.

It is so bad for Rubio right now that CBS News is joining CNN in reporting that there are internal discussions within Rubioworld that the junior U.S. Senator will drop out before Florida Republicans cast their ballots on Tuesday.

Rubio won’t drop out before Election Day. His ego is too big to allow for that.

By Peter Schorsch, SaintPetersBlog, SouthFloridaReporter.com, Mar. 9, 2016

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.

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