State of the Rubio

  • Aired:  02/13/13
  •  | Views: 99,088

Florida Senator Marco Rubio gets cotton mouth and ducks off camera during the biggest speech of his life. (4:33)

I GUESS WE'LL ADDRESS OUR

CHALLENGES.

OF COURSE, OBAMA WAS JUST THE

OPENING ACT FOR FORTNIGHT'S MAIN E--

FOR THE NIGHT'S MAIN EVENT THE

LONG AWAITED RUBIO ADDRESS GIVEN

BY FLORIDA SENATOR AND BOARD

CERTIFICATEIFIED MINORITY MARCO

RUBIO.

>> RUBIO WITH THE REPUBLICANS

HAVE PROBABLY ONE OF BEST

COMMUNICATORS SINCE RONALD

REAGAN.

>> ALL EYES ON OUR RISING STAR.

I MIGHT SAY OUR ONLY STAR.

>> Stephen: NO PRESSURE MARCO,

YOU ARE JUST THE EGG FROM WHICH

THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY WILL BE

BORN SO WE SHOULD PUT ALL OUR

EGG INTO ONE BASKET AND THEN

COUNT OUR CHICKEN BEFORE IT

HATCHES AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT

WHY NOT MAKE THE A HAND BASKET

AND TAKE IT SOME PLACE REALLY

WARM.

>> I'M MARCO RUBIO.

I HAVE THE HONOR OF RESPONDING

TO THE STATE OF THE UNION

ADDRESS ON BEHALF OF MY FELLOW

REPUBLICANS.

THE FAVORITE ATTACK IS THAT

THOSE OF WHITE HOUSE DON'T AGREE

WITH THEM ONLY CARE ABOUT RICH

PEOPLE.

ONE OF THINGS FOR GROWTH IS THE

EMERGENCY INDUSTRY OVER THE NEXT

DECADE.

[LAUGHTER]

NOTHING HAS FRUSTRATED ME MORE

THAN FALSE CHOICES LIKE THE ONE

THE PRESIDENT LAID OUT TONIGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: DON'T WORRY,

SENATOR RUBIO, NOBODY NOTICED

THAT YOU GAVE A SPEECH.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

NOW, FOLKS --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

I THINK -- I SAY PERSONALLY I

THINK IT'S A BOLD MOVE TO DUCK

OFF CAMERA DURING THE BIGGEST

SPEECH OF YOUR LIFE.

I CANNOT IMAGINE WHAT HE WAS

THINKING.

JIMMY, DO YOU HAVE ANY FOOTAGE

OF WHAT HE WAS THINKING?

>> IF WE CAN GROW OUR ENERGY

INDUSTRY, IT WILL MAKE US ENERGY

INDEPENDENT.

♪ ♪

[LAUGHTER]

FALSE CHOICES LIKE THE ONE THE

PRESIDENT LAID OUT TONIGHT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> Stephen: FOLKS, ULTIMATELY

IS THIS REALLY THAT BIG OF A

DEAL JUST BECAUSE IT'S THE ONLY

THING THAT PEOPLE WILL EVER

REMEMBER?

[LAUGHTER]

WE TURN TO FOX NEWS.

>> I COULD SEE FOR THE FIRST

TIME THAT HE WAS NERVOUS.

>> IT WAS VERY AWKWARD.

THIS RESPONSE IS ALWAYS A TOUGH

SPOT.

HERE YOU ARE IN A ROOM WITH

CAMERAS AND ALL THAT.

>> Stephen: YEAH, HOT CAMERA

AND ALL THAT IT'S A UNIQUE

SITUATION.

WHEN YOU ARE PRESIDENT YOU ARE

NEVER UNDER PRESSURE.

LET ME, FOLKS, LET ME TELL YOU

FROM EXPERIENCE IT'S NOT EASY

BEING ON TV.

YOU'VE GOT THE SWELTERING

LIGHTS, AUDIENCE, THE CAMERAS,

YOU KNOW, KNOWING YOU ARE BEING

WATCHED BY MILLIONS THAT THEY

ARE JUDGING YOUR EVERY MOVE

AND --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

-- THEY MAKE THE BIGGEST THINGS

OUT OF SMALLEST MISTAKES.

CAN REALLY GIVE A PERSON A

LITTLE BIT OF COTTON MOUTH.

[ LAUGHTER ]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

IT'S NOT NECESSARILY WATER WHERE

YOU NEED IT BUT THAT'S NOT

REALLY A PROBLEM BECAUSE A TRUE

PROFESSIONAL KNOWS, YOU KNOW,

HOW TO COVER.

YOU COVER YOUR PROBLEM BY ALWAYS

MAINTAINING EYE CONTACT WITH THE

HOME VIEWER AND CONNECTING WITH

THE AUDIENCE ON A HUMAN LEVEL,

MAKE THEM OVERLOOK YOUR

DIFFICULTIES, JUST KEEP THE

WORDS COMING AND NO ONE WILL

NOTICE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

YOU KNOW --

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]

JUST NEVER LOSE EYE CONTACT.

[ LAUGHTER ]

FOLKS, YOU MAY NOT HAVE NOTICE I

GOT A LITTLE THIRSTY THERE BUT

THAT'S HOW PROS LIKE ME AND

MARCO RUBIO DO IT.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]