If there's one point Riptide has been consistently making about Marco Rubio is that his values and policies are more in line with the right-wing, super-conservative blogosphere then they are with Florida voters. He pretty much hammered that point home this weekend by speaking at the RedState Gathering. RedState.com being something of a conservative antithesis of grass roots, liberal blog The Daily Kos.
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"The Republican Party is the natural home for this movement but it is not the inevitable home for this movement. That's the message to my fellow Reps. It is the natural home for it, it is the logical home for it and it can be the voice for this movement. But it can't just be a vehicle by which you raise money to win elections."
March of Politics takes that a step farther, suggesting it might be a subtle hint that Rubio would consider running as an independent if he looses the Republican party.