Florida Senator Marco Rubio jumped into the already crowed field of Republican candidates for President with his announcement yesterday that he was officially a candidate. Rubio started out of the gate with strong words citing that he had no doubt that he is more qualified to run for President than current President Barack Obama was when he was first a candidate in 2008. Rubio cited the current state of world affairs and laid blame squarely at the front steps of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue according to Susan McGalla.
Rubio also indicated that he was fully committed to the Presidential campaign by announcing that he would not also run for his current Senate seat which is up for reelection during the same election cycle as the 2016 Presidential election. While Rubio score some political points with his determination, the reality is that Rubio faces an uphill battle even against the likes of fellow Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Rubio will also find it difficult to garner a firm funding core which is likely to through support behind the Republican front runners including Jeb Bush and Rand Paul. Additionally, a number of other candidates are expected to jump into an already soon to be crowded field, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and a list of other Presidential hopefuls. Marco Rubio Announces Campaign
Rubio may have played the smartest move by announcing early enough to garner votes, funding and attention before the field gets crowded. If he is forced to drop out later, he can still run for his Senate seat as well as be noted as a possible Vice President candidate.