It takes hubris, stupidity, or both to say "elect me, but I can't promise I'll do the job, much less show up," but that's pretty much the only campaign promise Marco Rubio is making in his run for reelection.
He rarely shows up for work in the Senate now and has an empty record to prove it, including a failed run for higher office. Now he's promising more of the same.
At least he's consistent at something:
Marco Rubio on Monday refused to commit to serving a full six-year term in the Senate should he win reelection. And the former Republican presidential candidate subtly suggested that if he ran for the White House again, he would be prepared to leave politics behind if he lost.
“No one can make that commitment because you don’t know what the future’s gonna hold in your life personally or politically,” the Florida senator told CNN on Monday, opening the door for a presidential run when asked if he could commit to a full Senate term before seemingly slamming it shut in the next breath.
“I can commit to you this, and that is that if I am running to be a U.S. senator, I am fully prepared to allow the U.S. Senate to be the last political office I ever hold,” he said.
We've heard that before, and yet Rubio is still here, running for reelection as a placeholder with only the goal of his future political ambitions in mind.
I previously made the case for voters to send Rubio packing here, but Rubio has made a pretty good case for that himself.
Why wait to let another partially served Senate term with no accomplishments be the last political office Marco Rubio holds? We can just do that now and save him the "trouble" of showing up every once in a while for the job he despises in the first place.
That's pretty much a win all around.