The debate Republican, Marco Rubio, massive failure!
Young Senator and the Republican candidate for the President of the United States, Marco Rubio had a disastrous debate performance last week, which might put a stop to his hopes of winning the Republican nomination. Rubio has been found out to be someone who found it hard to handle a situation that was out of his comfort zone.
Rubio went into the final Republican debate before voting begins in the state of New Hampshire on Tuesday as the rising favorite to win the Republican nomination. He was built up as the man to take on the maverick Donald Trump and the ultra-conservative Ted Cruz. But Rubio had a disaster waiting for him.
The person who caused Rubio most discomfort was the New Jersey governor Chris Christie, who seized every opportunity to make the young senator look liked an inexperienced person who did not know what he was doing. Christie taunted Rubio as someone who could do no more than repeat a “memorized 25-second speech”.
In an exchange with Christie, Rubio repeated himself three times in an awkward sequence that has gone rival on the social media. He said that Barack Obama, to whom many people compare him to, was not as unsuccessful when it came to pursuing his own agenda.
Christie condemned Rubio as “scripted”, saying “There it is, there it is. The memorized 25-second speech. There it is, everybody.”
Rubio’s supporters such as Todd Harris said that his rivals had tried to “to utterly destroy Marco Rubio, knock him out and leave him dead on the floor. We had a tough exchange with Governor Christie but Marco continued to get stronger and stronger throughout the night.”
Mike DuHaime, a top Chris Christie advisor said, “If you’re not ready for a human exchange with another person on stage, you’re not ready to be president.”
Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor commented, “Marco Rubio is a gifted, gifted politician, and he may have the skills to be president of the United States. But we tried it with Barack Obama.”
Democratic strategist and former DNC Chair Donna Brazile said, “Right, right. Well, look, Marco Rubio was supposed to be the rock star. He was supposed to be the guy who comes out and with his charisma to transcend all of this, what I call, messiness of the Republican Party. He came out last night, George, with a prerecorded stump speech in his head and he couldn’t hit pause to respond to Chris Christie. Chris Christie prosecuted Marco Rubio. And he kept coming back with his stump speech. And his stump speech was, unlike Obama, and then he stalled. And so I think it was a bad night for him.”
Meanwhile Chris Christie said about his efforts to stop Rubio, “I think the whole race changed last night. Because you know there was a march amongst some of the chattering class to anoint Senator Rubio. “I think after last night, that’s over.”
“We need someone who’s been tested and ready to go against Hillary Clinton … she’s an experienced Washington insider, and you better have somebody on there that can take her on. Senator Rubio proved last night he can’t do that. Now let’s go to the next phase and I’m ready to go,” Christie added.
Author: Raghav Hegde – India
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