After being absolutely clobbered in his home state (and showing why he didn't decide to try for another term as US Senator--he might not be all that liked in FL), Marco Rubio is packing in his awkward run for the White House.
The "Robot Rubio" and "small hands" things might have taken away from the impression that he was a plausible presidential nominee, but I think expectations were unrealistically high regarding him in the first place. He came across as young and ambitious--but the basis for his campaign was sort of horrible: "Congress doesn't do anything fun, so let me try being President instead." Hoo boy. Add that to the kind of neoconservative folderol of his foreign policy (echoes of PNAC right in the slogan) and retrograde social conservatism, and there just wasn't anything fresh and new about him but his face.
It looks like OH Gov. John Kasich really will have to be the GOP establishment's "new hotness", now.