Donald Trump may still be leading the pack, but Marco Rubio is not far behind.
Rubio has emerged, lately, as the "logical" choice to lead the Republican field, and the general consensus, perhaps worn out on Donald Trump's "tough love" approach to everything, is following suit. Today, Quinnipiac found that Rubio is now a solid second, with Cruz holding steady at third, Carson sinking back, and Jeb Bush, who has positioned himself as Rubio's main competition, nowhere to be found.
The archetypical tale of the young grasshopper surpassing his mentor is still playing out between Miami's two native presidential candidates. Except in this case, the mentor is desperately outspending his protégé — and everyone else for that matter — in a last-ditch effort to remain relevant. And so far, it's not working.