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Senator Marco Rubio Suspends His Presidential Campaign (Original Post) big_dog Mar 2016 OP
Whoa underpants Mar 2016 #1
will he throw his delegates to Cruz? big_dog Mar 2016 #4
Kaisich Kber Mar 2016 #11
I read that in the republican party Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #15
Don't forget the GOP has at least 2 chances to change the rules... sofa king Mar 2016 #20
You are certainly scaring me... Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #26
Thanks! Turbineguy Mar 2016 #30
(Chairman of the RNC is Reince Priebus...) lastlib Mar 2016 #35
Oops! Sorry! sofa king Mar 2016 #36
Now he's off to his dominatrix for a good beating and berating! valerief Mar 2016 #2
Called it! Kelvin Mace Mar 2016 #3
#goodbyerubiotuesday Hissyspit Mar 2016 #5
Nice. FailureToCommunicate Mar 2016 #7
Saw it on Twitter. Hissyspit Mar 2016 #10
LOL hay rick Mar 2016 #12
Still, I'm gonna miss him........ lastlib Mar 2016 #19
Lol Danmel Mar 2016 #31
Lol Liberal_in_LA Mar 2016 #37
shit. retrowire Mar 2016 #6
Then there were three bozos in the car liberal N proud Mar 2016 #8
They're all awful. Trump is a clinical Narcissistic Sociopath. Hissyspit Mar 2016 #14
Oh dear. He was just staring to sound reasonable...compared to the other clowns. Well sorta FailureToCommunicate Mar 2016 #9
Actually, he was pretty bad. dixiegrrrrl Mar 2016 #18
Now he's gone. Whos the next least evil of their evil batch... Cavallo Mar 2016 #13
Once again, FLUSH! 47of74 Mar 2016 #16
Other than his interest in Trump, he won't go down. keithbvadu2 Mar 2016 #21
Thank you for the laugh Jenny_92808 Mar 2016 #27
Goodbye, Rubio Tuesday. Thor_MN Mar 2016 #17
candidates suspend campaign but do not quit keithbvadu2 Mar 2016 #22
And he was just gaining traction today! The Second Stone Mar 2016 #23
Well, Carson did he got an offer from Trump TexasBushwhacker Mar 2016 #24
Story from thehill.com... PoliticAverse Mar 2016 #25
Fake Rubio quote: "Letí dispel once and for all with NCjack Mar 2016 #28
The bagger-quitter suspends, so he can make deals with the bigger Republicans Sunlei Mar 2016 #29
Get back in your doggie cage, Christie. That's a good boy. keithbvadu2 Mar 2016 #33
Can't wait until next 'Saturday Night Live' does Rubio the newest Republican quitter Sunlei Mar 2016 #34
At least there was one positive result last night. Vinca Mar 2016 #32
 

Jenny_92808

(1,342 posts)
15. I read that in the republican party
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:43 PM
Mar 2016

it is up to the states, what happens to the delegates that a drop-out won.

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
20. Don't forget the GOP has at least 2 chances to change the rules...
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 09:45 PM
Mar 2016

... Before the convention.

Also don't forget that the chairman of the RNC is Speaker Paul Ryan.

Also don't forget that if the rules are changed and the nomination is stolen from Donald Trump, he's sure to run as a third party candidate.

Also don't forget that if Trump can win a few states as an independent, like say PA, NY, and NJ, it's possible that no candidate will win a majority of electoral votes and the House of Representatives will choose the next President.

Also don't forget that to avoid being voted out for stealing the election, Congress may well choose not to appoint anyone.

In which case Speaker of the House Paul Ryan inherits the job, assuming he is reelected as Speaker in January.

So, what happens to those delegates depends a whole lot on how badly former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan wants to be President....

Jesus Christ, sometimes my imagination frightens me.

lastlib

(23,108 posts)
35. (Chairman of the RNC is Reince Priebus...)
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:16 PM
Mar 2016

(...kinda rhymes with "Rancid Penis", which is a more accurate name for him.......)

sofa king

(10,857 posts)
36. Oops! Sorry!
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 10:36 PM
Mar 2016

I misunderstood something somewhere and stupidly passed it on. Penis Rebus chooses the chairman of the Rules committee from among the delegates. My apologies.

retrowire

(10,345 posts)
6. shit.
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:32 PM
Mar 2016

I don't want any republicans... but I'm willing to accept anyone other than Cruz and Trump.

This just narrows it down to better chances for the Orange Hitler and the Christian Caliphate.

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
14. They're all awful. Trump is a clinical Narcissistic Sociopath.
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:41 PM
Mar 2016

Uses violence via surrogates (he has a history of it).

Cruz is a religious nutball.

Katich is Koch-sucker.

dixiegrrrrl

(60,010 posts)
18. Actually, he was pretty bad.
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 09:26 PM
Mar 2016

Various news reports of his being a political dilettante, all show, no work, uses people to get what he wants and then drops them, and has done that enough in Fla. and the Senate that politicos have turned their backs on him.
Also has mis-used campaign and Party funds repeatedly.

Cavallo

(348 posts)
13. Now he's gone. Whos the next least evil of their evil batch...
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:39 PM
Mar 2016

Kasich - the hedge fund trader from Lehmann Brothers before they were broken up for corruption over the mortgage scandal. He's not the wall street corruption candidate... oh wait!

keithbvadu2

(36,607 posts)
22. candidates suspend campaign but do not quit
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 09:56 PM
Mar 2016

candidates suspend campaign but do not quit

http://politicaldictionary.com/words/suspended-campaign/

"Candidates who suspend their campaigns usually get to keep any delegates they’ve won and
can continue to raise money beyond what’s needed to retire their campaign debts. In
contrast, candidates who actually drop out of a race, usually have to forfeit certain
delegates and are limited in how they can raise future funds."

"and can continue to raise money"
"and can continue to raise money"
"and can continue to raise money"
"and can continue to raise money"
"and can continue to raise money"
*************** How's that go again?

>>>>>>> (more at the article)

If they have delegates, they can negotiate, barter, gain favors (donations?) or even jobs
for the use of those delegates.

TexasBushwhacker

(20,114 posts)
24. Well, Carson did he got an offer from Trump
Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:08 PM
Mar 2016

I wonder if Rubio did too. I could see Trump choosing Rubio as VP because he's young and easy to push around. Not so with nutbag Cruz.

NCjack

(10,279 posts)
28. Fake Rubio quote: "Letí dispel once and for all with
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:42 AM
Mar 2016

the fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he is doing, he knows exactly what he is doing. He just engineered me out of the race to the White House."

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
29. The bagger-quitter suspends, so he can make deals with the bigger Republicans
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 06:24 AM
Mar 2016
wonder if Trump will make Rubio & Christie *sadface* losers both stand next to him soon


keithbvadu2

(36,607 posts)
33. Get back in your doggie cage, Christie. That's a good boy.
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:11 PM
Mar 2016

That guy at the podium looks a lot like the guy on SNL.

What a coincidence, eh?

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
34. Can't wait until next 'Saturday Night Live' does Rubio the newest Republican quitter
Wed Mar 16, 2016, 12:44 PM
Mar 2016
Wonder what Trump had on the Jeb Bush/Christie/Carson/Rubio- Republican quitters? He even made Jeb Bush cry.
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