Democrats can pull back the covers, lay their heads upon the softest and most comfortable pillows, and sleep peacefully with dreams of waves crashing upon the Caribbean shores in a tropical season.
Why is this? Because their biggest threat to winning the White House in the November election just vacated the premises.
After losing his home state of Florida to businessman Donald Trump, Sen. Marco Rubio suspended his campaign.
In his hometown of Miami, Rubio declared: “While we are on the right side, this year, we will not be on the winning side.”
He added, “God makes no mistakes, and He has big plans for all of us.”
While many polls suggested that Rubio was the best Republican suited to defeat Hillary Clinton, Rubio found himself carrying an optimistic message to a world full of anger and fear.
Despite his charismatic and youthful charm, Rubio was simply unable to bring a Reagan-esque message to an atmosphere consumed with mad populism.
Many will point to his “Gang of Eight” immigration stance as the bullet that never got removed in his campaign. Others will gravitate to the perception that he should’ve dropped out and endorsed Ted Cruz before the Florida primary.
There’s much debate and insight to be given to why Rubio didn’t succeed, but there’s no escaping the fact that Americans want to be outraged, not healed. Our nation doesn’t want to hear about hope right now. Voters sang the chorus of “hope and change” in 2008, and they feel burned.
Perhaps Rubio is the guy that America needs but doesn’t quite deserve. If they’re willing to embrace Donald Trump, the bombastic and divisive billionaire that brags more on himself than America, perhaps Rubio dodged a bullet.
Who knows? But the sad reality is that America seems set to be content on commotion instead of communication.
Demetrius Minor is the Coalitions Director for Americans For Prosperity-FL. He is also the author of “Preservation and Purpose: The Making Of A Young Millennial and A Manifesto for Faith, Family and Politics.” He is a member of the national advisory council of the Project 21 black leadership network.
In addition, Demetrius is a former conservative talk show host, blogger (demetriuspeaks.com), former White House intern in the Bush administration, preacher, and graduate of the Pentecostals of Alexandria Minister’s Training Center (POATC).
Demetrius’s writings have been featured in Independent Journal Review, Townhall and The Washington Times.
It’s a sad day for America.
I think you played into that democrats bluff by thinking Rubio actually posed a threat to a Hillary candidacy.