BOULDER, CO - OCTOBER 28:  Presidential candidate Donald Trump (C) smiles while Sen. Marco Rubio (L)   and Ben Carson look on during the CNBC Republican Presidential Debate at University of Colorados Coors Events Center October 28, 2015 in Boulder, Colorado.  Fourteen Republican presidential candidates are participating in the third set of Republican presidential debates.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Super Tuesday, part two: Marco Rubio to launch last ditch attempt to derail Donald Trump

Moderate Republicans are to launch a last ditch attempt to derail Donald Trump as the controversial billionaire looked set to take a giant leap toward the party’s presidential nomination in the “Mega Tuesday” primaries.

Voters in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri and North Carolina were set to make their decision in a make-or-break round of elections with Mr Trump holding clear leads in four of those states.

Ohio emerged as potentially the key battleground and the businessman remained tied in polls with John Kasich, the popular local governor.

Mr Trump cancelled a Monday night appearance in Florida and instead scheduled a last minute rally at an airport in Youngstown, Ohio, seeking to make a final push.

In Florida the home state senator Marco Rubio was trailing Mr Trump by up to 20 percentage points but vowed he would “shock the country” with an upset.

Mr Rubio made a final plea to voters, saying: “We have to win here in Florida. I’m asking you to believe in me now.”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    If Trump just blows the crap out of Rubio and Cruz and landslides this one, listen for the deafening silence for a week or so before the forces of darkness are able to regroup.
    My prediction.

    • Med1

      Whatever it takes. Just as long as Trump gets elected I’ll be AOK!

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    • It will be a tense day.

    • 3MileLimit

      Your description of dark forces regrouping maybe me think of the high-pitched whistle you hear before a tornado lands. Something wicked this way comes, indeed.

      • David Murrell

        Oh I agree. President-designate Hillary Clinton is the next president, and the world is dangerous and nasty. There will be a horrendous attack in the works.

        • V10_Rob

          A lot of law enforcement are going to be told they’ve decided to spend more time with their families.

    • Clink9

      The Scumbag Of The Day Award goes to Romney.

      Out pounding the pavement for Kasich in Ohio that has no chance of being the nominee. Thanks Mitt, you’re The Shit.

      • BillyHW

        Why is Kasich even in this at all?

        • Clink9

          He’s there to block Donny in Ohio. Take away delegates.

          • V10_Rob

            This. The gameplan is to do anything and support anyone who can keep Trump short of 51%, forcing an actual convention vote.

            At which point they will pull out all stops. Some delegates are not obligated to follow their electors wishes after the first round of ballots, so they and others currently in Trump’s column will be ‘swayed’ to change their votes. I expect plenty of convoluted new requirements that will add hurdles for Trump but oddly not effect the others. If they think their only hope is to pass a last minute rule change that says the GOP nominee cannot have the initials D.T., they’ll do it, shamelessly.

            Also, expect plenty of media obfuscation as the process is rigged.

    • David Murrell

      I hope you are right. But Ohio is winner take all, and there is a huge amount of establishment money bing spent there. Kasich could nip Trump there, and the corrupt media cartel cold inflate that narrow win into a supposed Trump “defeat”

    • WalterBannon

      I will be cheering as the lefty’s heads all explode.

  • BillyHW

    Rubio and Kasich should have pulled out already.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      That’s what their wives said.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        OT But I’ve heard that Sophie always has to be on top because Justin can only screw up.

    • WalterBannon

      That’s what their mothers told their fathers

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “controversial billionaire”
    I can’t help but notice that Bernie the Commie is never termed “controversial”, nor is Hitlery, whose handling of her sexual predator hubby’s victims, for example, might be regarded as “controversial”. I wonder why. :rolleyes

    • V10_Rob

      Not kissing the media’s ring IS pretty controversial. Downright unthinkable.

  • Dana Garcia

    Go Florida voters, squash amnesty puke Rubio like a bug. Make my day.

  • Martin B

    Believe in me now says the lying weasel.

  • Brett_McS

    Trump Steaks may have been a bust, and Trump Vodka is perhaps no more, but Trump Kool-Aid is doing a blinding business!

    • Clink9

      The other side is drinking George Soros Mooooooove On Milk.

  • Exile1981

    John Kasich took a 200k donation from the Soros Trust Fund. Soros also paid for the buses used by the BLM thugs in their anti-trump rally.