The plan, apparently, is to just keep barreling through. And not to be afraid to say what everybody already knew anyway:
[Senator Marco Rubio] also spoke highly of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who endorsed Trump earlier Friday in a surprise endorsement. Rubio said his New Hampshire nemesis is a “talented communicator,” before using that phrase against Trump after Thursday’s debate.
“They probably called him in to help Donald after a very rough evening last night and a rough day on the trail today,” Rubio told the Fox anchor.
Couple of things on that: first, ‘nemesis’ is perhaps not really the right term to use, here. After all, Christie in the long term only damaged Marco’s trajectory, at the cost of destroying his own. Also, the article pretty much makes it clear that Marco Rubio is not particularly afraid of whatever it is that either Chris Christie or Donald Trump has to say. Seeing as the former was called in by the latter because Marco Rubio suddenly became this Seriously Scary Dude…
PS: If you’re wondering what Ted Cruz is doing, what Ted Cruz is doing is largely avoiding smacking at Marco Rubio, and instead going after Trump himself whenever somebody gives him an opening. Which is the right call to make here, I think. The important thing here is to get the fragmentation weapons detonated. Besides, I’m sure that while Rubio would like to win Texas, he’d like more to make sure that Trump loses it.