It’s pretty safe to say that Marco Rubio has taken off the gloves against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
But the question that should be asked is that can Rubio make a dent in Trump’s lead when 12 states, including Texas, heads to the polls on what’s dubbed as “Super Tuesday?”
That is the main question facing the young Florida Senator as he has emerged as the GOP Establishment’s last hope at stopping a Trump nomination in Cleveland. He has picked up major establishment endorsements, from Republican governors to senators and he spent much of his post-Houston debate, in which he basically threw everything at Trump and then some, trying to trip up The Donald’s campaign.
We will see if this new brand of Rubio, one who now isn’t afraid to take on Trump heads on, will be enough to steal some states away from Trump, who has a lead in almost every Super Tuesday state and is currently tied with Ted Cruz in Texas.
Is it possible that Rubio can make some upsets on Super Tuesday? Of course. We saw in Iowa that having a lead doesn’t always guarantee victory in the end and some undecided GOP voters who are weary of Trump’s bully pulpit may pull their support behind Rubio.
But is this a case of “too little, too late?” Has Donald Trump gotten so big that not even Rubio can stop him? We will find out the answers on Super Tuesday, as whoever candidate rules this day may have a clear path to represent the GOP in August.
For Rubio, a lot is on the line on Super Tuesday.