this can't be good news for the GOP (my emphasis):
But when it comes to the prospects for the presidential race in 2016,
Rubio’s hispanic heritage still does not give him the edge with Florida
Hispanics over Clinton. Hispanics support the Democrat over Rubio in
Florida 58 to 35 percent and 52 to 36 percent over Florida’s other
favorite Republican son, Jeb Bush.
The poll shows that
Clinton would defeat Bush 50-43 to the trial match-up and best Rubio
53-41 -- with Clinton leading both Republicans among crucial independent
voters. Clinton, 65, ran an unsuccessful bid for president in 2008 and
hasn't ruled out running again in 2016. Rubio, elected to the Senate in
2010, is widely viewed to be a more likely candidate for a presidential
run than Bush.
I know it's early, but that's all the more reason for the Republicans to nominate some modern-day Barry Goldwater like Ted Cruz or Rand Paul. If you're not going to win, you might as well run some nutty ideologue.
And that would then clear the way for Jeb Bush or Chris Christie in 2020.