|That is the ear as it appeared on my TV screen last night.|
The Miami Herald headline today says "Rubio delivers scathing GOP rebuke." On line they called it a BLISTERING rebuttal. Granted I was taking pictures during it, but I didn't hear a scathing or blistering GOP rebuke. Maybe it was that left ear that had my attention. Never noticed it before. Paul Krugman (who seemed to be paying more attention) of the New York Times, reviewing his speech, says Rubio has learned nothing.
I actually thought the second article, written by Rubio apologist, Marc Caputo was better. He wrote about Rubio's ties to Jeb Bush:
The legislation, which revolves around tax credits, also makes good on a 2010 Rubio campaign pledge, and reinforces his strong ties to former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush, his friend and mentor whose nonprofit education foundation helped shape the legislation.Caputo said in the article that sources close to Rubio said that Rubio is more likely to run for President than Jeb. Caputo wrote a second article called Thirst for power? Or just thirst? Sen. Marco Rubio's weird, viral dry-mouth moment.
What is going on Caputo? Is the honeymoon with Rubio finally over?
The Dry Mouth Video (only 21 seconds - about 6,000 views not viral yet). There should have been a glass of water on a podium in front of him so it wouldn't have been so awkward. I don't fault him for being thirsty. I once ran out of the room in the middle of a speech at college to use the water fountain: