Will Marco Rubio Run for President in 2016?

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senator Marco Rubio (R) says he is inching closer to announcing whether or not he will run for President of the United States in 2016.

Rubio told NPR that he does not have a definitive announcement “time frame in mind,” but he did say that he will announce his intentions “soon.”

Rubio acknowledged that he and his mentor, Jeb Bush, who has already announced he is pondering a run himself, have the same base of support.

This could be a problem for Rubio, as much of the early establishment money is expected to go to Bush if both men decide to run for president.

The bigger problem that both men will have with the conservative electorate is that they both seem to support amnesty for illegal aliens, or immigrants.

Rubio has back-peddled on immigration reform, first running as a hawk on the issue, then shooting himself in the foot for co-sponsoring the Senate’s “Gang of Ocho” amnesty-light bill, and now supporting a “piecemeal” approach to immigration reform. Jeb Bush, on the other hand, has held a steady hand in support of amnesty for illegal immigration.

But still, what is Rubio waiting on? His new book? His wife to give him the green light to run? Regardless, all of these smoke-and-mirrors, press-grabbing media games are getting old.

To quote those Rhodes scholars on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown show, “C’mon, man!”