RUBIO: RAND ‘HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT’ Has the 2016 race accelerated this week? How about this for faster: In a local radio interview, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., backed President Obama’s decision to restore normal relations with the Cuban government, saying that “opening up Cuba is probably a good idea.” Offered the chance to respond on “The Kelly File,” Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said this: “Like many people who are opining here, he has no idea what he is talking about.” A broadside like that from one sitting senator against another tells us very clearly that Republican power brokers’ hopes of delaying and condensing the process may have been in vain. The announcement from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Tuesday looks like it was the green flag for a high-speed race. You can watch the whole segment here.
POWER PLAY: ‘HOLY CATS, WE’RE OFF TO THE RACES’ Republican strategist Ron Bonjean and radio host Garland Nixon join Chris Stirewalt to look at how JebBush’s announcement changed the pace and maybe the composition of the 2016 campaign. WATCH HERE.