Rubio, like many other Republicans, has never learned that the way to respond to a hostile question is with a question -- if possible, an even sharper and more hostile one. And so:
"Senator, how old do you think the Earth is?"
"Mr. Reporter, what possible reason could you have for asking such an irrelevant question?"
But most Republicans are mistakenly fixated on "getting good press." Given the nature of the Mainstream Media, this is impossible -- and given the way the press treated McCain and Romney, it's high time they accepted it as such.