Now, I am a huge supporter of Marco Rubio. I believe he is one of the few superstars we have in the Republican Party. I, however, would like to know what Mitt Romney has done to "earn" the nomination.
Romney has held one political office in his lifetime, and governed rather liberally. He hasn't made any significant contributions to the Republican Party and even voted Democrat in the 1992 primaries.
Mitt Romney is a moderate at best, which makes Rubio's endorsement of him rather peculiar.
Rubio was elected in 2010 on the back of the Tea Party movement. His positions are in line with the conservative base of the Republican Party, and is generally viewed as a rising star in the GOP.
I am very disappointed that Rubio chose to endorse Romney, and I can only speculate that it was influenced by Jeb Bush's backing of Romney.
Jeb still wields a lot of influence in Florida politics, and it would behoove Rubio to follow his lead.
I had high hopes for Rubio, but it seems as if he's more concerned about his own political future than standing up for the principles he preached during his campaign.
Republicans are starting to line up for potential cabinet positions in a Romney administration, a move that could prove to be premature if the convention is brokered and the nomination is up for grabs.
I am not naive and realize that the spoils system still exists in politics. It just seems a little disingenuous to preach conservatism and then endorse the least conservative candidate.
I really hope that Rubio stays in the Senate because we need a voice like his to combat Harry Reid and his foot soldiers.
In my humble opinion, Rubio should have stayed out of the spotlight in this election cycle, and preserved his reputation. The Republican Party needs him to be around for a long time.
My hope is that Rubio's intent was to unite the party and not give his endorsement strictly for political gain. The former motive would make this sit a lot better with me.