Politicians aren't known for steadfastly keeping their promises. But it may be even less common for citizens to feel sad for a politician who failed to keep his word, instead of hurt by it. After losing (pretty badly) to Donald Trump in his home state of Florida's primary election, GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio was forced to make clear that living up to his promise of victory just wasn't in the cards. That wasn't all, though. Here's the transcript of Marco Rubio's dropping-out speech, because the Florida senator had a lot to say in addition to his end-of-campaign announcement.
The now-former candidate wouldn't get to calling it quits for real just yet, though. There was too much to hash out with citizens first on the future of the Republican party:
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And it wasn't until Rubio got all those sentiments about the state of politics in the U.S. out of his system that he finally dropped a news bomb on the nation by subtly mentioning that he would be suspending his presidential campaign:
Rubio ended his speech with a final prayer, emphasizing his belief that what happens — whether in the election or in the country — is ultimately in the hands of a greater power.