Daniel Larison

Posts tagged “Marco Rubio”

The Odd Idea of a Trump-Rubio Ticket

For one thing, Rubio represents everything about the GOP that the average Trump supporter can’t stand about the party.

Posted May 12th, 2016

Why Did Trump Become the Nominee?

If Trump has been able to draw supporters from both sides of the GOP, it isn’t just because they aren’t very principled or driven by resentments against other candidates.

Posted May 12th, 2016

The RNC Pledge and Rubio’s End

Rubio’s predicament stems from his decision to make two mutually exclusive promises over the course of the campaign.

Posted May 10th, 2016

Why #NeverTrump Failed

The core problem for the #NeverTrump cause is that there simply aren’t that many die-hard anti-Trump Republicans available.

Posted April 27th, 2016

How the GOP Ended Up with Too Many 2016 Candidates

Movement conservatives have an odd habit of trying to promote new political talent too quickly.

Posted April 14th, 2016

Where Will the GOP Go After Trump?

After a Trump loss, the “back to Bushism” impulse will be even stronger than it was four years ago.

Posted March 31st, 2016

How Trump Won Florida

Trump’s Florida victory was the most impressive and comprehensive of the night.

Posted March 15th, 2016

Kasich Wins Ohio, Rubio Quits

Kasich is now the strongest competition for Trump among somewhat conservative and moderate Republican voters.

Posted March 15th, 2016

The End of the Road for Rubio

Rubio’s loss in Florida probably signals the end of his national political career.

Posted March 15th, 2016

The Differences Between Kasich and Rubio

Almost half of Republican primary voters in Rubio’s state don’t think he’s ready to be president.

Posted March 14th, 2016

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Lessons from the Bergdahl affair. Kelley Vlahos reports on the podcast Serial …

Posted March 11th, 2016

The Failure of the Overrated Rubio Campaign

There have not been “many fleeting moments of success” for Rubio.

Posted March 9th, 2016

Michigan and Mississippi Results

Kasich’s campaign is still alive and Rubio’s is finished.

Posted March 8th, 2016

What’s at Stake for the Republican Party in 2016

The question before Republicans in 2016 is whether they want to reward the people that have failed them for the last 15 years or if they want to penalize them.

Posted March 8th, 2016

The Decline and Fall of Rubio

The idea that Rubio would succeed in his long-shot bid for the nomination was always a fantasy.

Posted March 6th, 2016

Super Saturday Results

The real contest has been between Trump and Cruz for some time, and this week has made that impossible to ignore any longer.

Posted March 6th, 2016

Cruz Seeks to Exploit Rubio’s Weakness in Florida

Cruz has decided to dedicate more resources to the state with the goal of ending Rubio’s campaign.

Posted March 5th, 2016