Rubio fail

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AK Forty Seven, Feb 13, 2013.

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    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was given the difficult task of delivering the GOP rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday.

    As the up-and-coming senator attempted to counter the president's message, he appeared to grow increasingly uncomfortable, wiping his mouth and licking his lips on a number of occasions. Apparently unable to wait until the end of his address to satiate his thirst, Rubio reached for his small bottle of Poland Springs water mid-speech.

    Marco Rubio’s drinking problem

    Twitter exploded during Sen. Marco Rubio’s Republican response to the State of the Union, as the Florida senator appeared a little sweaty and dry-mouthed at mid-speech, taking an awkward swig from a bottle of water that had been placed off-camera. Rubio handled the hullabaloo with some humor, later tweeting a picture of the water bottle.

    (PHOTOS: Scenes from Obama State of the Union 2013)

    Here’s a look at what watchers had to say on Twitter:

    Oh Lord, I am thirsty now. #gulpgate Rubio was thirsting for fame and got hot and bothered with it all tonight. #Gulp #SOTU2013— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) February 13, 2013

    I blame climate change for Rubio’s unseasonal thirst.— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) February 13, 2013

    Rubio - looking for a job as a bottled water spokesman, apparently.— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) February 13, 2013

    Republicans. Sponsored by: water. Refreshing.— Marc Ambinder (@marcambinder) February 13, 2013

    Now, if Rubio reached for a mojito that would have been awesome.— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 13, 2013

    Rubio going the way of Jindal - just slightly more nervous and with a little bit more sweat.— Stephanie Cutter (@stefcutter) February 13, 2013

    Jesus walked on water. Rubio drank it #saviors (ok, done)— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) February 13, 2013

    MT @mmurraypolitics: Rubio is a very fine speaker, but tonight was a reminder why giving the SOTU response is a tough assignment— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 13, 2013

    As I was saying… RT @joshmcelveen Marco Rubio “These pretzels are making me thirsty.”— Garance Franke-Ruta (@thegarance) February 13, 2013

    Rubio is generally a very, very good speaker. But that was not it.— Taegan Goddard (@politicalwire) February 13, 2013

    Marco Rubio takes a panicked swig of water — again and again— (@Salon) February 13, 2013

    The Rubio water thing is the move that launched a 1,000 .gifs.— The Fix (@TheFix) February 13, 2013

    Well delivered story telling for Rubio but at once sweating and thirsty. Did that happen in Spanish version?— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) February 13, 2013

    If Rubio had chugged a Shiner Bock instead of fru-fru bottled water, he might have my vote.— Paul Begala (@PaulBegala) February 13, 2013

    Even Marco Rubio is playing Marco Rubio drinking games.— brad plumer (@bradplumer) February 13, 2013

    Maybe TIME Mag was right about Rubio being a “savior.” John 19:28: “So that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I thirst.’”— Chris Moody (@Chris_Moody) February 13, 2013

    Twiiter going off on Marco Rubio water bottle. Really dousing him— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) February 13, 2013

    Coming up next: exclusive interview w/ Marco Rubio’s water bottle.— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) February 13, 2013

    And Marco Rubio’s water moment has a hashtag: #gulpgate— Russell Schaffer (@RussOnPolitics) February 13, 2013

    Good line ?RT @grossdmYou’ve heard of arch-conservatives? Rubio is a parched-conservative. #sotu— EJ Dionne (@EJDionne) February 13, 2013

    Rubio should auction the water bottle to some rich political dorks & donate the proceeds to charity. BOOM! I am a PR wizard.— Scott Conroy (@RealClearScott) February 13, 2013

    “An equally impassioned drink of water that is trending on Twitter” -@bwilliams on Marco Rubio’s drink during response— TODAY(@todayshow) February 13, 2013

    Stay thirsty, Americans - Marco Rubio— Anthony De Rosa (@AntDeRosa) February 13, 2013
  2. I think Dems would love for this guy to be the nominee in 2016
  3. I can only say that in my opinion Senator Rubio did not do a very good job in delivering the GOP rebuttal, and I think it hurt his presidental prospects.

    GOP needs a dynamic and clear-spoken leader who does not mince words to win the presidental race in 2016. At this point the only likely candidate who can win is Chris Christie.
  4. 377OHMS


    I didn't see his speech but think he is too young to be president 4 years from now.

  5. +1

    Christie is their only chance in 2016 imo

  6. He's not a guy who can do it imo but after JFK and Obama many young 1st or 2nd term Senators will be trying in the future imo
  7. Hahaha.

    Obama is having a good night.
  8. lol . . . the people were all over him, for autographs. The guy was like a rock star.
  9. Ricter


    Hopefully that candidate also rejects the "this campaign will not be dictated to by fact checkers" strategy.
  10. Max E.

    Max E.

    Especially if they are the type of dishonest fact checkers like politifact who lie their asses off to protect obama.
    #10     Feb 13, 2013