August 5, 2015


 Why is Marco Rubio sliding in the polls? (BYRON YORK, 8/4/15, Washington Examiner)

"Rubio has an even bigger challenge," said Castellanos. "Jeb Bush is beer, and Rubio is lite beer. [Bush] has a more mature brand in his category. Many voters see Rubio, charismatic as he is, as Jeb Bush without the experience. In NASCAR terms, Rubio is drafting behind Jeb's car and only has a chance if Jeb's car hits the wall and clears the way ahead, so voters can pay attention to him."

If that is the case -- if Bush is the biggest obstacle to Rubio's rise -- then Rubio has a lasting problem. The candidate who is in his way is the candidate likely to stay in the race the longest.

Mr. Rubio needs to govern something/somewhere before he can be taken seriously.

Posted by at August 5, 2015 6:40 PM

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