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Old 02-16-2016, 04:20 PM
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When he finished, Rubio basked in thunderous applause from a 2,000-person, standing-room-only crowd, roughly 10 percent of the town’s population.

His bruises from New Hampshire have healed — and not simply because of his faith. The 44-year-old senator was indeed humbled by the humiliation he suffered before heading to South Carolina, but his chances of capturing the Republican nomination haven’t completely gone south. Donald Trump sits high atop the polls here, but Rubio is positioned to finish either second or third. A poll Monday night taken entirely after Saturday's debate shows Rubio tied for second with Ted Cruz at 18 percent.

If Rubio simply finishes ahead of Jeb Bush, who is polling a distant fourth or fifth in some surveys, and emerges from this state, always critical to his chances, as the establishment’s comeback kid, it will be because of his campaign’s quick adjustment in the face of adversity — and its unwavering faith in the candidate himself.
Read more: Marco Rubio surges back to electrify South Carolina - POLITICO

In a way, Chris Christie did Marco Rubio a huge favor in New Hampshire. He alerted Marco to some potential weaknesses while simultaneously committing political seppuku.

If Rubio takes second in SC, I think he becomes the anti-Trump candidate, which should be enough once we start hitting closed primaries.

Old 02-16-2016, 04:22 PM
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Yeah it's a dogfight for second and third.
Old 02-16-2016, 04:25 PM
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Rubio is a distant third in CNNs poll out today. He is within the MOE of Jeb! before Jeb! brought in W and his mother.
Old 02-16-2016, 04:35 PM
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Rubio, Cruz, Bush, they are all puppets who dont care at all about the voters and laugh at them when discussing policy with their financial overlords (Koch bros, Sheldon Adelson (Rubio), big banks, the pharma drug cartels etc).
Old 02-16-2016, 04:42 PM
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Christie exposed Rubio's weaknesses. Sure he can avoid it from showing in public but it is still there. He would be eaten alive by a smart tough leader like he will have to face if he becomes president. If he is the mainstream choice in the Republican Party they will be buying fool's gold.
Old 02-16-2016, 04:45 PM
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Rubio's about as electrifying as a 10W bulb.
Old 02-16-2016, 04:47 PM
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He was in Rock Hill yesterday. Had a rally in a hotel conference room. He couldn't even fill that.

Cruz Massive Rally in Rock Hill......

Meanwhile Trump in Greenville yesterday.....


This speaks for itself.
Old 02-16-2016, 05:07 PM
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Strange. I thought South Carolina had electricity.
Old 02-16-2016, 05:09 PM
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Anytime I se or hear anything regarding Rubio, all I hear is..... " Let's dispel the notion that ......"
Old 02-16-2016, 05:13 PM
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Surge? CNN/ORC poll just on the news has it >

Trump 38%
Cruz 22%
Rubio 14%
Bush 10%
Carson 6%
Kasich 4%

If you add Rubio and Cruz together, they'd still lose to Trump.

Trump will be the nominee folks...
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