Sean Hannity’s attempt to rehabilitate Marco Rubio’s robotic debate performance may have been a lost cause. Rubio robotically repeated himself even during the lapdog interview.
Hannity tried to provide some Republican Rehab for Rubio, who suffered a big setback in the New Hampshire primaries last night, at least partly because of his repetitive, robotic answers in a debate over the weekend. But it was deja vu all over again with Rubio.
Rubio explained to Hannity that the reason he repeated himself so often in the debate was that he didn’t want Republican-on-Republican action so he chose to go after President Obama. But then, sounding a lot like his debate robo-self, Rubio added, “I tried to pivot back to what I think is a very important truth and that is that Barack Obama is someone who is doing a very systematic effort to undermine and change the nature of our government’s role in our country and America’s role in the world.”
OK, fine. But a bit later, Rubio more or less repeated himself. “People have to understand that what’s happening now, they know what they’re doing. He’s undermining this country, he’s undermining our government’s role in our society, …I think the question is why aren’t more people saying that?”
Hannity all but pulled out a real lifesaver and threw it to Rubio.
HANNITY: Look, I’ve given a lot of speeches and there was certain times during book tours, I give a speech, maybe similar to a stump speech. I go to the same city, I don’t use notes when I speak but I say the same things, I do the same jokes. Every candidate does that and you seem to have been singled out. Does that bother you? In other words, singled out for using the same lines?
Rubio’s response - er, undermined Hannity's effort.
RUBIO: First of all, it’s silly because yes, that may be the 80th time that reporter heard it but if I’m in a town hall in Iowa or New Hampshire, that might be the only time that those people hear it. It’s not like they follow me around the way the press corps does. Of course, you say the same thing in a lot of places ‘cause you have a message that you’re trying to drive and it may be the 100th time that a member of the press corp heard it but it might be the first and only time that that voter gets to hear it.
Hannity, of course, did not point out that Rubio had done it again.
Watch it below, from the February 10 Hannity.
I think Christie saw the handwriting on the wall. He’s got no traction and money has to be a problem. Carly dropped out as well.
That said, it wouldn’t surprise me if many Fox News favorites like Sarah, Carly, Mike, and Chris don’t get roles in the Trump White House reality show. 😉
The Stop Hannity Express has heard his speeches and cringe every time he opens his little mouth.
At Talkers event in New York City he gives speeches about the radio industry. His presentations are poorly produced which is not surprised given his lack of education. His kids can give a better presentation than part-time daddy.
The silver-haired fox never did like Chris Christie. At his girlfriend, Annie’s booksigning event in Florida about a year or more ago, an attendee had mention Christie’s name, and Hannocchio shook his head to imply that Christie would be a bad choice.
The GOP Civil War is far from over. Amateur Marco may not survive mentally when it’s over decades from now.
Coming down the pipeline.
1. The Foxies are in for a big, BIG surprise.
2. Hannocchio has to make a choice.
3. A Foxie is disgusted.
4. A skeleton leaves the closet.
BTW, Sorry, this comment was originally posted under another name. I have another account here that I use to see what a non-admin sees but I don’t post under it.
Christie surprised me today by surrendering immediately – I had expected him to stick around a little longer. Instead, he admitted failure right away and took the humiliation of watching Rubio continue to smirk at him while he went home with his tail between his legs. Not shocked to see Carly Fiorina similarly announce her failure to challenge Hillary Clinton.
Ben Carson surprised me, but it appears his ego is a little bigger than Christie’s. (Also, Christie likely wants to have a political future outside of this race) Not sure who the “millions of people” Carson thinks are going to magically appear for him in South Carolina or anywhere else. His refusal to accept failure now only means that it will be even more costly and humiliating for him in 2-3 weeks when he’s forced to do so. He can get out of the race now with his debts at the current level, or he can retreat around Super Tuesday when he’s in way over his head. Not a particularly smart move – but it makes sense given the ego involved here. (And there’s one other GOP candidate still out there who should have dropped out 6 months ago, but one can only surmise he’s not putting any money into his campaign. The good part for Gilmore is that when he does bow out, he won’t have to worry about getting a media spotlight on the failure – not even Fox News is giving him any attention.)