[Ed. – It looked like maybe he was showing a little independence by calming down in the debate last night. But no; he’s just off on his next assignment for the GOP establishment and its 54 private jets.]
Marco Rubio, desperate to save his presidential campaign in his home state, is adopting the Mitt Romney strategy—asking Republicans hoping to stop Donald Trump to support his rival, John Kasich, in Ohio.
“John Kasich is the only one who can beat Donald Trump in Ohio,” Rubio said. “If a voter in Ohio is motivated by stopping Donald Trump, I suspect that’s the only choice they can make.”
The flip-side of that strategic gambit is to convince any voters in Florida not backing Trump to support him in Tuesday’s primary.
“I’m the only one who can beat Trump in Florida,” Rubio said during a press conference Friday morning at Temple Beth El.
“A vote for Ted Cruz or John Kasich in Florida is a vote for Donald Trump. Any vote that doesn’t go to me is helping Donald Trump win the 99 delegates that this state will award to the winner.”
Rubio denied any quid pro quo with Kasich. “I have not talked with John Kasich,” he said.
And Kasich’s campaign, confident of its position, showed no interest in returning the favor.