But hope springs eternal, doesn't it?
People Against Trump are pushing a two-man race between Trump and Rubio.
They have numbers. They say if you add Jeb's numbers in South Carolina to Rubio's, he falls only a point or two behind Trump.
A result like this at the end of Super Tuesday would leave Cruz in 2d but Rubio the only real threat to beat Trump pic.twitter.com/NhTkXF0YGH— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 23, 2016
Now then, I have numbers, too.
Here is the reality, which dooms Rubio in such a match-up. Rubio would be the Establishment Candidate.@NolteNC If you add Rubio's numbers to Jeb's and multiply by Perry's to the Scott Walker Power, he wins!— Don Surber (@donsurber) February 23, 2016
This election cycle, the anti-establishment candidates have consistently combined for a 60 percent share in the polls.
Establishment, 40 percent.
The Establishment spent $150 million trying to get Jeb nominated. It is unlikely spending another $150 million on Rubio will gain him the nomination.
Especially when Rubio's pitch is basically that his father was a bartender, therefore he should be the first Hispanic president.
You know who else's father was a bartender?
Rubio should use this campaign as a trial run for a future bid. A Trump/Rubio tcket could do for him what Reagan/Bush did for Bush 41.