Rubio: I Won’t Need a Coin Toss to Beat Clinton
Marco Rubio made it clear on Tuesday that he wouldn’t need a coin toss to beat Hillary Clinton, but failed to mention that coin tosses aren’t used in real elections.
Rubio spoke to supporters in Exeter, New Hampshire, where he told them that he was ready to take on Clinton and that his victory wouldn’t be decided “by the flip of a coin, I promise.”
The Hill reports:
Rubio was referring the lucky coin tosses that helped Clinton pick up delegates over rival Bernie Sanders in several precincts, according to the Des Moines Register.
Rubio surged in the final week before Iowa, and as a result of his stronger-than-expected performance, he is now poised to cement himself as the establishment alternative to front-runners Ted Cruz and Trump, both of whom are widely disliked in Washington.
But Rubio still has to overcome three other establishment candidates who have anchored their campaigns in New Hampshire: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
At Tuesday night’s rally, Rubio played to the theme that he is uniquely qualified to unite the GOP. His campaign filled the Exeter Town Hall with 750 supporters, according to Rubio’s New Hampshire adviser Jim Merrill.
“When I am our nominee, I will bring our party and the conservative movement together,” Rubio declared.
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