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  •  Well, yes. (3+ / 0-)
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    bleeding blue, AnnieR, FiredUpInCA

    First, given that the 'rebuttals' are written in advance of the speech, Rubio should have had time to rehearse, and in fact, to merely do multiple takes until they got a polished version to feed out to the media.

    If you're truly responding to something live, then sure, you can be less than polished.  If you're not actually delivering live, off the cuff comments, and you still end up screwing up, you're operating at a 'college student who crammed for the test' level, not at a polished statesman level.

    And yes, I would be equally critical of a Dem who was equally sloppy about preparing for a major public address.

    •  And Bill Clinton had time to prepare (0+ / 0-)

      for his 1988 keynote, which he failed miserably. Much more embarrassing than the Rubio incident. And four years later he was president.

      •  I don't see your point. (0+ / 0-)

        Am I supposed to be defending Bill Clinton for some reason?

      •  ummm....so you actually think Rubio has a chance (0+ / 0-)

        to be President?

        draw a window on the wall to remind you of the silkrain that makes things grow - Yoko Ono

        by quinn on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:55:20 AM PST

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      •  The difference is Clinton owned his failure. (1+ / 0-)
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        AnnieR

        He went on late night and made fun of himself.  He even started his acceptance speech at his nomination by claiming he had come to finish his speech of four years ago. He was laughing with us, so we gave him a second look. Once you join in the laughter you become part of the group, not the victim.

        If Rubio was smart, he'd be on Letterman or Conan with a liter-size bottle of Poland Spring water and explain that his big mistake was not using a straw. That would defuse the situation and he could talk about his positions in a more relaxed setting. Instead, he seems to have gone into hiding. Not a good move.

        "Life is too important to be taken seriously" Oscar Wilde

        by Annie B on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 11:07:46 AM PST

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        •  He was on GMA yesterday morning with (0+ / 0-)

          George S. and paused during the interview to take a gulp from a larger bottled water, smiled, and continued.  

          "They love the founding fathers so much they will destroy everything they created and remake it in Rush Limbaughs image." MinistryofTruth, 9/29/11

          by AnnieR on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:24:30 PM PST

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