The Republican candidates seem somewhat subdued after the debate on Thursday night when things really spiraled out of control, and the topics devolved to the size of their respective sex organs. The person responsible for this debauchery was Marco Rubio, and he paid a price for it.
Mr. Rubio was the one who criticized the size of Mr. Trump’s “hands,” saying when a man has small hands, other parts of his body are small, too. That was a bridge too far. It’s okay to make personal attacks, but there still is a line you cannot cross in a Presidential campaign.
Mr. Rubio finished third or fourth in all the contests over the weekend with the exception of Puerto Rico, where he was expected to win handily. The results painted a cumulative picture of a candidate who is unable to even place second, never mind first. It left Rubio hundreds of delegates behind in the overall race, making it unlikely he will find a pathway to actually win a majority of delegates.
Mr. Rubio’s only hope involves a brokered convention, and stealing the nomination from the candidate with a plurality of delegates, most likely Mr. Trump, would result in an open revolt and irreparable schism in the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues to win primaries. Despite the onslaught of negative ads and opposition by Mitt Romney, he won Kentucky and Louisiana on Saturday, and at that pace, he is a shoe-in for the nomination. Ted Cruz may try to lie his way to victory, but he is about to receive undivided attention from Mr. Trump, and we’ve seen what happens when that occurs. As Mr. Trump says, you don’t get to hold up the Bible and then lie during your campaign. Surely, there will be retribution for anyone who attempts to do that.