The Candidate 'You Lose'
Marvin Lucas (Peter Boyle), a political election specialist, must find a Democratic candidate to oppose California U.S. Senator Crocker Jarmon, a popular Republican. With no big-name Democrat eager to enter the unwinnable race, Lucas seeks out Bill McKay (Robert Redford), the idealistic, charismatic son of former governor John J. McKay.
Campaign manager Lucas makes McKay a promise: "You're free, McKay. You have a chance to say what you want." His promise is sealed with a contract scribbled on the inside cover of a matchbook: "You lose."
In my opinion, that's the deal the GOPe made with Rubio.
He is tasked to attack Trump, lose, yet peel off enough electoral votes to deny Trump a win on the first round ballot at the convention. The round that would make Trump the Republican Presidential nominee.
What do you think?