The Electability Problem: Santorum Can’t Name Single Accomplishment by Rubio

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If Hillary Clinton is able to win the Democratic nomination for President, she’ll have two major vulnerabilities: depravity and a lack of accomplishments. Unfortunately for Republicans, Marco Rubio suffers from one of the two vulnerabilities himself, making his nomination a problem in the general election.

Republicans declawed themselves in 2012 by nominating the one candidate who had no moral or political superiority over President Obama’s biggest vulnerability: Obamacare. Because Mitt Romney gave Massachusetts Romneycare, we selected the “most electable” candidate from a moderate perspective but also the weakest candidate because he had no way to be the stark contrast that we needed against Obama.

The same thing seems to be shaping up this year. Despite terms as a Senator and a Secretary of State, Clinton’s biggest accomplishment was racking up frequent flyer miles. Compared to every other candidate in the field, she has the smallest list of actual accomplishments. The three governors have track records of successes. Donald Trump and Carly Fiorina built and maintained massive businesses. Ted Cruz won on the Supreme Court and stood alone against Obamacare to shut down the government. Ben Carson literally saved lives throughout a lifetime in which he beat all of the odds.

Then, there’s Marco Rubio. As a State Representative, his biggest claim to fame was being its speaker and making great speeches. In the Senate, he has literally no notable accomplishments. Now, his own constituents have turned on him, conservative pundits like Mark Levin have highlighted his history of lying to get elected, and local publications that endorsed him when campaigning have actually called for him to resign.

Hillary Clinton’s list of accomplishments dwarf Marco Rubio’s.

The recent endorsement from two-time failed GOP candidate Rick Santorum perfectly encapsulates the problem that Republicans will face if we nominate Rubio.

Take the time to watch these two videos:

Under normal circumstances, there is very little chance I would agree with Chris Christie’s assessment of anything, let alone another candidate, but somehow he was able to nail it in this clip:

I like Marco Rubio. Who wouldn’t? He’s very likable. Unfortunately, being likable and seeming electable are overshadowed by the fact that nominating him declaws the Republican Party from attacking one of Hillary Clinton’s biggest vulnerabilities.

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