The Florida Republican returned to his day job in the Senate on Thursday, two days after dropping out of the GOP presidential primary. He finds himself in an odd position. At 44, he should be in the prime of his political career, but he’ll be unemployed in less than 10 months, having chosen to run for the presidency instead of reelection to another six-year term in the Senate.
Reporters peppered him with questions: Would he accept the vice presidential nomination, presumably under one of his primary rivals? Would he run for governor of Florida in 2018? Might he make a last-minute bid to hold on to his Senate seat?
Rubio’s response: None of the above.