Marco Rubio’s concession speech tonight did not get full air time on CNN, but they showed the most important part.
Listen to Senator Rubio humbly explain his loss:
“I’m disappointed with tonight. I want you to understand, I want you to understand something. Our disappointment tonight is not on you, it’s on me. I did not do well on Saturday night, so .. Listen to this. That will never happen again.”
Rubio has been battered and bashed since Chris Christie, who now appears to be out the race, attacked him at the Republican debate on Saturday. Instead of trying to blame others or spin that, or his loss, he simply took the shot and promised it would never happen again.
That is what classy looks like.
Compare that to Donald Trump, who spent the days after his loss in Iowa, and it was a loss, trashing everyone he could lay his stumpy fingers on, including the voters, the other campaigns, and the media. And who spent the weekend spewing curse words at Ted Cruz in his desperate bid to assure he stayed on top tonight.
Trump won the primary. We’ll see how long it takes for the way he won it to catch up to him. And for voters to see the way Rubio lost. Like a man. Not a spoiled brat child with Twitter on his phone.