Marco Rubio

The alt-right have widened the rift between Trump and the Republican establishment

13 August 2017 20:10

On Sunday morning the White House, in an unsigned statement, came out swinging against ‘nephew-nazi and all extremist groups.’ Leave…

Goodbye, Marco Rubio. You were the wrong candidate at the wrong time

16 March 2016 9:33

Marco Rubio last night finally suspended his campaign. At the risk of sounding smug, I could have told you years…

Does size matter for US presidential candidates?

4 March 2016 14:03

I don’t know whether men blessed with enormous manhoods are more likely to make effective leaders; social scientists probably lack…

Marco Rubio reveals his secret weapon: Donald Trump’s ‘small hands’

29 February 2016 20:52

After months of playing nice, Marco Rubio has finally turned on his Republican candidate rival Donald Trump. After criticising Trump for…

Can Marco Rubio go the distance?

23 February 2016 22:35

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is running scared. The other week, he apologised to Dr. Ben Carson but refused Carson’s pleas…

Will the New Hampshire primary see the return of ‘the crazy’?

9 February 2016 14:59

As the first results of the Iowa caucus began to come through, a remarkable prospect dawned on US election analysts.…

Marco Rubio is the only candidate who understands America’s global role

6 February 2016 10:00

Last week, I was in the United States, where the media are even more subject to groupthink than their British…

Why is Jeb Bush still running?

5 February 2016 16:46

Washington, DC The Bush family hates to lose. Yet Jeb Bush — child of one president; brother of another —…

Spectator most-read: Trump’s defeat, life in the Royal Navy and ‘racist’ Oxford

5 February 2016 15:54

The Spectator’s fifth most-read article of the week was Nigel Farndale on what life was like on board a warship…

Sorry establishment Republicans, The Donald isn’t dead yet

3 February 2016 15:19

If Donald Trump had won in Iowa on Monday night, everybody would still be saying what a brilliant candidate he…

Can Marco Rubio win tonight?

1 February 2016 16:49

Marco Rubio wins tonight in Iowa — by coming third. That, I suspect, will be the on dit among the commentariat…

Everything you wanted to know about Iowa but were afraid to ask

1 February 2016 13:17

Few things get transatlantic political geeks revved up like the Iowa caucuses. If, as Clinton strategist Paul Begala put it,…

The absent Donald Trump didn’t lose last night – which probably means he wins

29 January 2016 8:05

So, did Donald Trump outfox Fox? Shunning the crunch TV debate four days before the opening Iowa caucuses, setting up…

Donald Trump will be the elephant not in the room during tonight’s Republican debate

28 January 2016 13:13

It’s easy to get carried away about televised political debates. But tonight’s Fox News/Google Republican Party showdown really could be…

Can Donald Trump be the ‘establishment’ candidate? Yes, he can

23 January 2016 12:56

It sounds ridiculous, I know. The Grand Old Party, the party of Lincoln, could never want Donald Trump. Everybody knows…

Podcast: Jeremy Hunt’s catastrophic mistake

12 November 2015 9:30

Is Jeremy Hunt spoiling for a fight with the wrong people? On the latest View from 22 podcast, Dr Clare Gerada debates…

Last night’s Republican TV debate should mark the beginning of the end for Donald Trump

7 August 2015 9:40

There was no stand out candidate in the first debate of Republican candidates for the 2016 presidential election last night.…

The sooner the Republicans stop Donald Trump, the sooner they can beat Hillary Clinton

28 July 2015 10:42

Lunatics with money are never ‘mad’, only eccentric. In America, they can also class as Republican presidential candidates. Hence Donald…

Rumours of Chris Christie’s political death are exaggerated.

8 January 2014 21:35

January 2014, two years before the Iowa caucuses and already Chris Christie, the pugnacious governor of New Jersey, has been…

US Elections: The favourites for 2016

18 November 2012 14:50

Even so soon after President Obama’s reelection, speculation over who might replace him in January 2017 is already in full…