Christie accuses repetitive Rubio of using ‘memorized 25-second speech’
First of all, of course Christie is right. All modern politicians have go-to soundbites and talking points they beat to death. What’s funny about this particular incident is that this doesn’t even seem like the kind of message you’d be desperately trying to pivot the conversation to. How is arguing this point – that the President is not incompetent, but actively attempting to make the country more like “everyone else” – even beneficial to Rubio, or anyone? Who cares? You all agree you’re diametrically opposed to very idea of the man, so how are the specific motivations for his governing sins relevant? It’s not like Rubio’s arguing “don’t vote for Chris Christie, he is looking to fundamentally turn the United States into (country X), which is the same thing Obama wanted!” It’s like when my cousin argues with me about why we want the Broncos to lose to New England. It’s argument for the sake of argument, and it’s boring.
At least when Bush makes a terrible joke and no one laughs, or he asks the crowd to clap at an applause line no one is responding to, you can sort of tell he knew the exercise was stupid and he simply got bullied into doing it by a bunch of consultants. Rubio, on the other hand, seemed genuinely alarmed by the fact that someone wasn’t rolling and over and submitting to an obvious messaging exercise. Maybe that wouldn’t be such a red flag if these guys weren’t promoting foreign policy powered almost entirely by their own inherent awesomeness.