Rubio: 'This race will never be the same after tonight'
Florida senator on Romney's debate performance
- Duration 5:03
- Date Oct 3, 2012
Florida senator on Romney's debate performance
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-- much will be checking back in with.
Frank and his focus group of undecided Colorado voters that's coming up later in the program -- first joining me now.
With reaction to tonight's first presidential debate is Florida senator Marco Rubio.
Senator how -- -- good to see -- good to see you.
You know I this is the thing that really was.
I was almost stunning to me.
In terms of the dominance of this debate.
Everything from body language to substance.
-- an and -- might take on this is the president has never faced tough.
Questions the media.
You know sucking up to him -- and never ask -- tough questions he was not -- -- you know -- I'm here on behalf of the Romney campaign I'm supposed to come out here tonight tell you he wanted to Barack Obama lost let me take them.
It I'm not -- -- -- it is absolutely true and is no you can watch this debate tonight and not reached that conclusion but look I don't want to approach this as an athletic competition.
The reason why he won tonight as does the president.
And his rhetoric has never been exposed for what it is like it was exposed tonight.
I mean it was a stunning moment early in the campaign went after a few given takes on the taxes the president had run out of basically -- To put out there and have basically run out of excuses that -- they were debating about the tax increase the president was saying it was only 3% of taxpayers.
Mitt Romney came back as the gap but it happens to be -- -- all the jobs are.
And the president said can we change the subject he basically turned of the moderates that well let's talk about something out here's what was also very apparent.
This president was that you could see in the body language he was someone comfortable talking about the economy about that about taxes.
He doesn't understand it's that I think for the first time tonight let's he just doesn't understand how jobs are really create I actually tweeted that out tonight he doesn't understand economics one on one and Romney just kept trying to explain it to.
No you put people to work -- you -- people dependent on government increases revenues to the government on that the other thing that was exposed tonight that I finally nice fantasy yes finally someone is doing this.
The president's attacks against Republicans and against Mitt Romney.
Is built on a bunch of -- this whole thing about all we have tax credit to send jobs overseas.
Mitt Romney tenants of that kind of business point five if I have no idea what you were talking about yeah that was a stunning moment president -- -- for that you know what what what -- -- -- My mind is when he kept saying well that this didn't -- Clinton's plan Bill Clinton.
Bill Clinton wasn't even president for the last four years and Romney kept going back to one in six Americans in poverty 25 million on an unemployed Americans.
Fifteen million more Americans on food stamps 49 million Americans total.
For years you have been president doubt he was well Obama was almost running isn't he never held the office.
I think all of Barack Obama's attacks against Mitt Romney are based on myths about things just aren't true you can get away without a 32 commercial.
You might be able to get away without an interview with a journalist -- two.
But when you're standing face to face with someone was ready to call you out on that explain why you're wrong you're not gonna get away -- and that's what happened tonight he was supposed.
The president and his entire agenda was exposed tonight and the straits will never be the same after -- CI.
And Mitt Romney went in there with a lot of confidence kept looking him right dead in the -- Obama's looking down.
Didn't have answers I mean anecdotes that didn't -- the question or at the moment he was meandering.
At you know for the that was Bill Maher actually tweeted -- I think he really does -- -- The prompted.
Look I I think again which you have -- the president basically built this mythical campaign based on things that aren't true.
And I have to stand next to the person you're saying that too and they're there to call you out on it.
-- another mom and all -- generates five trillion dollars in taxes now I'm not that's a very Mitt Romney's answers I'm not gonna do anything.
I'm not I mean in the data -- -- race factor and -- that -- -- -- -- do anything with a taxes and increases the national debt the president nothing left to say he wanted to move away from that topic.
It was interest -- because he was trying to explain to Romney will Romney's plan is a threat I think is that the media is claiming leading up to this debate that governor Romney not -- specific.
When he went through for example.
What we -- he stood on health care what was wrong with the obamacare the choices that he'd make differently on Medicare on Social Security.
All of these things up in the economy and job creation.
Very very specific but he did something else on the proved why he's so ready for the job he said -- -- look as -- executive he's not running to be speech maker he's not running to be.
A legislators trying to be the chief executive the United States of America his job -- to lay out these broad principle of governing.
Right now -- -- what we're gonna do but that you got to work with the legislative branch and to get things -- you gotta get Democrats and Republicans to vote for -- Anderson you don't come in and impose that on people.
Barack Obama he just wants to impose this campaign speeches.
And shove -- down sort of the American people elect Obama care like the stimulus it expose what he'll be affected them Barack Obama and very likable too.
Well there was no doubt about it I mean I think he has I think tonight.
I was glad somebody of millions of Americans got to see the Mitt Romney that we know the person is a great father great husband and it's going to be an incredible it was interesting because he's not the guy the president Obama said once that -- -- over the cliff for.
-- Democrats have been saying -- once dirty air and water and wants kids with autism and downs and drive them -- themselves.
Senator it's always good to see it thank -- --