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Matt K. Lewis
Matt K. Lewis
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Marco Rubio’s Humiliating Loss

8:56 AM 03/16/2016

Standing in a poorly lit room on Tuesday night, a chastened Marco Rubio declared that it's "not God’s plan that [Rubio] be president in 2016---or maybe ever.”

The 5 Big Problems That Hurt Marco Rubio In 2016

9:34 AM 03/10/2016

It's looking increasingly like Marco Rubio is in real danger of an embarrassing primary loss in his home state of Florida on Tuesday. The press seems to have decided he's finished. That's the narrative, and narratives are hard to overcome.

Houston, Donald Trump Has A Problem?

8:33 AM 02/26/2016

HOUSTON -- He floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. During Thursday night's debate in Houston, Texas, Sen. Marco Rubio unleashed a flurry of punches and counterpunches on Donald Trump. In the past, Republicans would drop memorized zingers. But when Trump would channel his quick wit with a sharp retort, they were left stunned and out of ammunition.

Marco Rubio Must Avoid His Own ‘Tim Pawlenty Incident’

1:31 PM 02/25/2016

HOUSTON -- This morning on CNN, I suggested that Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz would continue to cannibalize each other  during tonight's debate, and not go after Donald Trump. (In the wake of the Chris Christie takedown, Rubio doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who loves direct confrontation, and Trump is the last guy you'd probably want to pick a fight with.)

To Stop Trump, Study The Whigs’ 1836 Strategy?

9:29 AM 02/23/2016

As we contemplate a future where the Republican Party could come unraveled and possibly go the way of the Whigs, could a strategy employed in the first Whig presidential campaign provide some insight into how to stop Donald Trump?

In Defense Of Marc Ambinder

11:12 AM 02/13/2016

In case you missed it, there was a mini-scandal this week when some old documents resurfaced on Gawker that seemed to show journalist Marc Ambinder (then at the The Atlantic) making unseemly concessions in order to obtain an early copy of a foreign policy speech to be delivered by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.