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Rubio's Strong, Accessible Rebuttal

skytroop6 Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 2:32 AM
Mr Benson must be delusional. Rubio's reply was pathetic. He was clearly nervous, sweating, and wiping spittle from his mouth. I would expect even an average high school student on a debate team could have done even better. As usual with Republicans he create a President Obama that only exists in Republican minds. His speech was little more than Romney/Ryan's talking point during the 2012 Campaign. If it didn't win for Republicans in 2012 how is it supposed to play any different in 2013. Oh I know deliver the same old tired message by a brown faced guy with a comb over. The equivalent of old wine in a new bottle. He still lives in a Middle Class neighborhood. Really? Then why is his home on the market for $645,000 and change in FL.

Responding to a presidential State of the Union speech is often a thankless task. Following the president's act, which oozes prestige and historic significance, almost always makes the next guy seem small and trivial by comparison. As it goes, the designated member of the opposition party is typically holed up in a room somewhere with little more than a camera, some lights and a teleprompter.  The rejoinder he or she offers is almost always instantly forgotten; when it's not, it's usually for the wrong reasons.  Sen. Marco Rubio broke the mold last night.  He delivered a substantive, relatable and...