Marco Rubio Flops On National Debate Stage
There was a series of back-and-forth between Marco Rubio and Chris Christie tonight that left the Florida senator wondering what hit him.
“Marco, the thing is this, when you’re president of the United States, when you’re a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is at the end of it doesn’t solve one problem for one person”.
Rubio struggled to fend off the string of searing attacks from Christie but in the end was left baffled and bleeding.
It is not news to politicos that Rubio has a very canned presentation. It is much akin to Broadway shows where every hand move or foot step is choreographed. Rubio has the ‘perfect’ answer to any question but it is all part of his over-rehearsed and staged response. It had no authenticity.
Tonight Rubio was called out on his stale performance by Christie. What was most shocking however to the American audience was the demonstration by Rubio of what Christie was calling attention to–it was like luring a large fish to a wiggling worm. Rubio seemingly was not even aware he was just repeating his same trite lines.
This is going to impact the race in New Hampshire where the public is still weighing the candidates and pondering their vote come Tuesday. What they saw tonight from Rubio will blunt his rise in the polls and prolong the lives of Kasich and Bush. Both came out of this debate in much better shape than perhaps they even hoped. Part of that reason is due to the flopping on the stage of the sweat-soaked Rubio.
Moral of this political story is never be cheesy on the national stage. Someone is more than likely to call attention to it and send you packing.