So last night I made reference to one of the oddest political moments I’ve ever personally witnessed, the mad grab for a bottle of water. It was so awkward. You don’t. You are not allowed to. You simply avoid doing something besides talking while your eyes are locked on the camera.
Didn’t see it? Here is a clip so you don’t have to listen to the entire speech. Nice of CBS news to do that for us.
You know, this is going to be on everyone’s mind ever again. Marco Rubio and his water bottle gaffe is going to follow him around forever. It has ended any future for Rubio. And who knows, it might just end the Republican response forever and ever. First Bobby Jindal squeaking his way into irrelevance, and now Rubiio. They may not be able to get another Republican to do this when they see how its only effect is the rendering of a political career into the dustbin of history.
You know, this reminds me of the Carter/Ford presidential debate when Gerald Ford, who had a headcold that evening, had a dribble develop under his left nostril. A dribble that got longer and longer as millions of TV viewers paid rapt attention to his dribble, but completely missed what Ford was saying.
That and Poland lost Ford his re-election.
Oh, and pardoning Nixon.