Media outlets pounce on Sen. Rubio's water bottle moment
Much ado about nothing or missed opportunity?
- Duration 7:12
- Date Feb 14, 2013
Much ado about nothing or missed opportunity?
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Developing right now President Obama speaking in Georgia at a local community recreation center but it's the second day of the president's follow up to his -- the union address on Tuesday.
Today he's advocating for more funding for early childhood education for all.
He can listen to the president's remarks streaming live right now on foxnews.com.
A short time and I've been here in Washington nothing has frustrated me more.
-- false choices like the one -- president laid out tonight.
The choice isn't just between big government -- big business.
What we need is an accountable efficient and effective government.
Media firestorm erupting yesterday in the wake of senator Marco Rubio as rebuttal to the State of the Union Address.
Shock and horror emerging in some circles you know why.
He paused turning his address.
Take a sip of water.
Is seeking a flavor of how the media outlets got on it right away from Reuters senator Marco Rubio sip of water -- -- round the world.
CBS calls -- Marco Rubio as water bottle -- moment.
Political -- politicos headline reads Marco Rubio is drinking problem.
At the Daily Beast reveal upstaged.
By water bottle.
And a Hollywood reporter media obsessed is over Republican senators yes they start -- getting it right.
Gaffe that -- heat heat heat to rank and not our.
Turning now to discuss Simon Rosenberg the president and founder of Indiana think tank and advocacy organization also former campaign advisor to President Clinton.
And mark decent fellow at the American enterprise institute and former speechwriter for president George W.
Bush so you tell the truth -- we saw that as a Democrat didn't think that.
Doing -- drink water.
Honest truth is I was so shocked that I shouted and I woke up my dog -- was sleeping right next to the -- it was.
Yeah I think the reason if I can push might like he was doing that night I think the reason people are surprise is that.
Frankly expectations for Marco Rubio.
I think he's regarded as a really serious presidential candidate -- sixteen.
He's clearly a compelling performer and I think that you know part of what he he didn't really live up to his billing that night I think it's part of what happened.
In the -- and nervous -- -- fairly.
He clearly was a little nervous he was bought you know he was due ministers had a few times or -- or you do not want at -- office really mean I don't know I don't.
True let's just throw it out there -- anybody who hasn't answered it there if he can't -- and I think this is his big time you know this was a big moment for him and his career.
And it looked like he just wasn't ready that's -- Okay now -- -- -- -- assignment and it and then and then people were criticizing senator -- mark but let me get to you as well because.
Be honest when you -- home and you saw that did you or did you not cringe.
-- -- I thought it was an awkward moment sure but it.
Did everybody didn't mean even the -- out -- -- -- -- -- like all the yeah.
What's so weird and compelling about it there's something.
Yeah well you know but here's the thing anyone of those quotes he said had said it was a gap that was a big gap.
Said that there were -- That there were 57 states are referred to a navy corps man or try to blame Ben Ghazi -- -- YouTube video he took a sip of water.
And you know why not talk about what why not talk about the water I mean look everything's going great America right it's not like North Korea just exploded a nuclear weapon.
Or that we added six trillion dollars to the debt in four years -- on track to double lit by the by the end of Obama's term solid twenty million Americans are.
Out of work or can't have given up looking it's not like we can't afford to send -- carrier battle group to the Mediterranean because of the defense cuts that are -- about to put -- let's talk about a bottle of water.
And the sad thing if that's what Simon said it was one of the best responses to a substantively to a state of the union we've ever had we had these two men.
He's too talented politicians of Barack Obama making the case for big government and Marco Rubio making the case for -- the free enterprise system and instead of having this discussion.
Between these two talented politicians -- -- articulate cases for their positions we're talking about a bottle of water I think it's just pathetic.
Here's my question is compared -- is somebody -- that in politics for a long time.
This is what if this fight in part people -- Iran you know what because.
They secretly know he's 41 years old.
That they're human and they might get in Arizona so I -- national broadcast every day right millions of people are watching -- all right now watch just watch me it do this Bernadette.
I say I give live speech right to see the people that there's a couple thousand people -- can see them.
I'm just like -- my mouth dries up I get nervous time.
-- -- me it's different when I can see now.
I did nervous -- It is him in but I think it's you know look this is the big leagues and Marco Rubio is -- that the leap from.
Sort of minor leagues to the in the major leagues and I think this was a little bit of a stumble in that evolution I have no doubt the Marco Rubio.
Is going to be you know either presidential nominee for the Republicans are very get very close in the next few years the guys clearly a talented.
Politician but look this was not good for him he was sweaty he looked I'm prepared.
Market I could have a long debate about the substance I thought it was kind of tired from -- and didn't really move the needle very much on the on the economic arguments for the Republicans I think people were generally.
Disappointed in the performance Megan performance is part of the deal this stuff is happening on TV it's part of the game he didn't do very good job of that part of again that night.
You know that we we have eight.
May be the most skilled order we have seen in decades in office right now mark and there are a lot of people -- who would trade.
That skill that oratorical skill.
For somebody who had different policies I mean do you think that this is in any way.
She's still time his sentence -- it does -- move the needle.
Against Marco Rubio -- from from people who might have otherwise been inclined to back.
Not at all look I thought he actually did a fantastic job I thought it was incredibly effective.
When he pointed out how whenever order anyone opposes Barack Obama's policies he always blames them -- for -- quick question their motives and he talked about.
How he says we only want to blame the rich and talked about growing up from family of immigrants and and the neighborhood he lives in and how you know he he doesn't want to defend the Ritchie wants to defend his neighbors thought that was incredibly effective moment but the problem is.
From my advice is if anyone asks you if you're Republican anyone asked you do do you want to respond to the State of the Union Address say no and there's no -- never been anyone who has emerged from that better than when they did that when I went into this thing.
Yeah it is very well last year and then people are saying -- running for president did OK yeah.
Is this perhaps the only one who's -- who's who's emerged from that and I think we got a lot of us are there.
Injuring a lot of -- -- doesn't yeah it does help.
As somebody who has suffered from dry mouth and doing I -- -- if you if you you know hydrate before the speech that can really helps -- just -- -- -- he watches -- -- but senator rubio might.
He could think about that good advice making you should -- McCall Michigan nickel back.
Our right thanks guys sure thank you thanks -- had -- go.