(INTELLIHUB) — If one were to run a cost benefit analysis, was there a benefit to having Marco Rubio stay so late into the game? Comments regarding small hands and similarly-sized genitalia, jokes about foam parties and his inconsistent attendance record in the Senate will certainly be missed. In these respects, I am a little sad to see Marco go.

He also served as a warm-up for the Donald. Trump never broke a sweat or bloodied a knuckle. While Donald let loose a series of haymakers, Rubio stumbled backwards, awkwardly swigging from an ever-present water bottle, which quickly worked its way through his pores, saturating his clothes. Indeed, Marco left many debates looking as though he had been sitting in a sauna. No jokes please.

In many ways the Rubio campaign played out like a Spanish novella, but with real players versus hollow-faced actors. Allegations of Marco’s love-child never really hit the Mainstream (should we be surprised), news of his arrest in a park several decades ago was quickly swept under the carpet and we never did get to hear the juicy details of one shouting protestor’s allegations that the “Perspiration King” had “stolen his girlfriend in New Hampshire.” Truth may indeed be stranger than fiction.

Is it possible that the woman who screamed like an air raid siren during the late February debate every time Marco took a swig of water was the woman he allegedly stole in New Hampshire from that unfortunate and dejected protestor?

Maybe she left of her own accord to follow Marco around the campaign trail like a rock star groupie and was screaming every time he took a tug from his water bottle because she was impressed with the size of his hands.

But in which direction will Rubio head now? He no longer seems to be the GOP’s darling ace-in-the-hole. The Republican party is jonseing real bad for their candidate-fix; Jeb! skulked away indignantly, and their subsequent selection — Rubio proved to be just as low-energy as Jeb!

Rubio had a poor attendance record in the Senate before he decided to run for POTUS, so it is likely they did not miss him during his campaign-related absences. But that too is indicative that he did not serve his Floridian constituents well during his time in office and those pigeons (or vultures) could come home to roost as well and may already have judging by the meager 28% vote in Florida last night.

Interviews with local Latin community members were mixed. While some people were stumping for Trump, others obviously supported Marco due to his ethnicity and their pride in having such a young Cuban run for president, and that is indeed a thing to be proud of. But pride in an absentee senator does not a leader make — as Marco just discovered.

Now I have never (thankfully) run for office, but I would imagine that some people on the campaign trail, like Hillary — are on a real power trip. But what happens when the honeymoon is over, and it slowly dawns on the aspiring politician that people are no longer going to flock to see him, he will not be sitting in the White House any time soon — if ever, and he certainly is not going to have a wallet-full of party-financed credit cards to pay for lavish dinners and $10,000+ familial retreats in other states?

It reminds me of a Wizard of Oz spin-off. Dorothy is back in Kansas, she finds it a bit monotonous and decides she wants to return to the enthralling fantasy world she visited. However she soon discovers that regardless of how many times those high heel shoes are clicked, she will not be returning to Oz again.

The author of this article, who prefers to use the nom de plume “XKeyscore” in order to maintain his anonymity, is a Doctoral Candidate and multiglot with two Master’s Degrees and a Baccalaureate specializing in Middle Eastern Studies. He holds one Master’s Degree specializing in Intelligence and Counter-intelligence operations, and a second Master’s Degree in Security Studies. XKeyscore has studied under a United States intelligence agency analyst and now-retired, high ranking, American military officers. XKeyscore writes exclusively for Intellihub News & Politics. Read more articles by this author here.

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