Rubio delivered a speech designed specifically for the Sunshine State on Tuesday night, equal parts immigrant lore and hits on Donald Trump.
“Five days ago, we began to explain to the American people that Donald Trump is a con artist,” Rubio told the audience at the Ronald Reagan Equestrian Center in Miami. “Two weeks from tonight we are going to send a message loud and clear. We are going to send a message that the party of Lincoln and Reagan and the presidency of the United States will never be held by a con artist.”
“MARCO, MARCO, MARCO,” the crowd chanted.
But if Trump wins Florida, even narrowly, he would take all 99 of its delegates, effectively sinking the chances of the other candidates in the field. And after a night in which Rubio doesn’t look like he’ll win a single state, his Florida strategy may be too little too late.