Bon voyage, Marco Rubio!
There is good news and bad news regarding the 2024 presidential election on the GOP side. Let’s start with the good news. Florida senator and UFO hunter Marco Rubio has announced he will not be running for president. I imagine Chris Christie must be a bit disappointed. “Timing is everything,” Little Marco explained. “I’ve really been focused on the senate.”
Good for Marco for realizing he has no chance and staying in his lane. Alas, the same cannot be said about Ron DeSantis. According to multiple reports, DeSantis will soon be getting into the race. And so, by the way, will Tim Scott. DeSantis, I am predicting, will fizzle fast. As for Scott, I imagine he and Nikki Haley will battle it out to be South Carolina’s main candidate.
At the end of the day, I do not see either of these two winning the nomination. There is also talk that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is looking to enter the race. I imagine he, like Mike Pence, will wind up with a book deal and not much else, especially not the nomination.
So who? After all, someone has to be the Republican nominee. And someone will be. I have no strong thoughts on any particular candidate at the present time. There are a few that worry me, mostly governors, but nobody specific enough talk about yet.
And on the Democratic side — well — we have President Biden. And he will win reelection. In the meantime, it is rather fun to watch with amusement at all the GOP eager, would-be candidates making complete fools of themselves trying their best to score political talking points. We will see a lot of that in the upcoming months, I’m sure.