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March 09, 2016

Charlie Gasparino: Barring a Change in Polls, Rubio Donors Say He Will Suspend His Campaign Before Florida Primary

Gasparino is a reporter for Fox Business News.

I don't know if I buy this -- after all, allegedly, there was a Rubio internal poll that tracked with an anti-Trump poll that said Rubio was within 5 points or something. That's close enough to stay in -- if the polls existed.

I guess maybe that was a... well, let's say a Trumpian Declaration? More of an aspiration than a realization?

Below are Gasparino's tweets, but not in Tweet form. (Boycott and all.)

But Charlie Gasparino is at @CGasparino.

@CGasparino #breakingnews @marcorubio campaign say he isn't dropping out pre fla donors say it's inevitable unless polls change @FoxBusiness now

the calculus for @marcorubio: barring some radical change in Fla polling is what hurts him more in the long run dropping out pre fla or post

problem @marcorubio has is his donors are realists (unlike campaign staff) they see no path to victory right now it cld change but unlikely

Billionaire hedge fund manager and @marcorubio supporter Paul Singer prods candidate to tough it out until after Fla vote @FoxBusiness 140pm

I don't mean to pile on with the dickishness in a bad time, but I do want it on the record that, assuming this is true (which it might be, or might not be), this almost certainly means the CNN story about advisors talking this up was true, and so Cruz wasn't a "liar" "just like with Ben Carson" simply because a volunteer passed around a (true) story.

Eh. Either way. It would be marginally better if he dropped out before, because I guess, in theory, Ted Cruz could win Florida (though that would be highly doubtful -- even adding all of Rubio's and Cruz's votes together would just barely edge Trump, and there's no way all the votes would get together like that).

What a Rubio drop-out might very well do is catapult flighty, cowardly egomaniac John Kasich into a win in Ohio.

Clarification. This isn't about the delegates Rubio's won. Those are his, and I don't think he can pledge them to someone else or barter them away. (Not sure.)

It's more about going forward -- will the vote be split four ways, or three? I assume that the Idiot Kasich is not getting out of the race, as he's affirmatively running as a Good Soldier for Trump in hopes of getting Another Government Job.

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