Marco Rubio made a campaign stop in New Hampshire today and dismissed Donald Trump’s current front-runner status, saying that Trump will not be the Republican nominee for 2016.
Sahil Kapur of Bloomberg reported:
Rubio Dismisses Trump in N.H.: He Won’t Be ‘Our Nominee’
“Ultimately the Republican Party will reach out to all voters based on who our nominee is. And I don’t believe Donald Trump will be our nominee,” the Florida senator said after speaking to a small crowd outside a car service center in this town of Orford. “I think our nominee is going to be someone that embraces the future, that understands the opportunities before us, that’s optimistic but realistic about the challenges before us.”
He acknowledged that “people are angry” and “they have a right to be,” but insisted that “we should allow that anger to motivate us, but we shouldn’t allow that anger to define us. We’re not an angry nation. We are an optimistic nation who has every reason to be optimistic about the future.”…
“There’s another gentleman running for president whose slogan is Make America Great Again. And I understand what he’s trying to say. But I would remind him that America is great,” Rubio said. “Ask yourself this question: who would you trade places with? Would you rather be China? Would you rather be Brazil or India or anyone else for that matter? There’s no nation on earth I’d trade places with. The issue’s not that America isn’t great. The issue is that America has the chance to be greater. And we’re not fulfilling our potential.”
Here’s a short video:
It’s still very early to make predictions. At some point in the recent past, Rubio, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush were all considered front-runners as well.
This polling graph from Real Clear Politics tells the whole story so far:
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