Florida Senator Marco Rubio returned to the Senate this week to (finally) come back to actually do his full-time job, which would be representing Florida. However, the Senator stated yesterday that he will not be here for long, nor in the political scene for long either.
According to TIME Magazine, Rubio said the following:
“I’m not going to be Vice President,” the Florida Senator told reporters Thursday. “I’m not running for governor of Florida, I’m going to finish out my term in the Senate over the next 10 months… and then I’ll be a private citizen in January.”
To some of the people I know in my campu College Republicans club, this is more heartbreaking than Rubio just dropping out of the race (a few had tears and were falling apart. It was bad). To me, this is actually a relief.
What this says to me is that another neo-conservative (just call them progressives) is bowing out of politics, and this one has had enough to tarnish his record with. Forever will Rubio be remembered for his part-time job in the Senate while running for President, even when he was just beginning the campaign. Remembered, will he be, for being against protecting civil liberties, while protecting wasteful spending in the Department of Defense. Forever will he be remembered for wanting to increase military spending by hundreds of billions of dollars in a time of “peace” (let’s not play around, the govt is certainly not out of any war).
This neo-conservative is leaving political office, and it could not have made me any happier.