Boom! It’s not surprising that tweet is at 560 retweets and counting. And once again, Twitter was prescient.
AWESOME Rubio speech. Our pathetic media will make his water break the biggest story.
— jon gabriel (@exjon) February 13, 2013
— Madeleine McAulay (@m_mcaulay) February 13, 2013
And now the media will focus in on why Rubio needed that drink of water.
— eric (@eriContrarian) February 13, 2013
Marco Rubio delivered a response to the State of the Union address last night that many conservatives described as “awesome.” But judging by the media coverage, it looks like he simply sidled up to the cameras and took a sip of water before preparing to slink away in shame and defeat.
Awkward Rubio drink http://t.co/m7OIa6CV
— Jon Passantino (@passantino) February 13, 2013
BREAKING: Suspected human being Marco Rubio quenches thirst with … gasp! … water!
Breaking: Marco Rubio is so extreme he quenches his thirst with Dihydrogen monoxide.
— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) February 13, 2013
Not so breaking: Once again, the palace guard media are carrying Obama’s water. “SQUIRREL!” of the day:
Oh, I get it. The press wants to ignore the content of Rubio's speech or that he might be more dynamic than Obama, so WATER.
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) February 13, 2013
MEDIA: Substantively, Rubio is attempting to draw a distinction between the GOP vision and Oba….WATER!!!!!
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) February 13, 2013
Media won't let a collapsing economy distract from Obama's message, but a sip of water will be used to define Rubio thru 2016.
— John Nolte (@NolteNC) February 13, 2013
if only they weren't so predictable RT @NathanWurtzel: FOX 5 morning news hits Rubio on water. No mention of speech contents.
— Prudence Paine (@PruPaine) February 13, 2013
.. I listened to Rubio's speech on radio and he sounded fine and did a great job. MSM play by play TV focuses on a glass of water. #SOTU
— Jimi (@Jimi971) February 13, 2013
— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) February 13, 2013
— Sam Rosado (@ArtrexisLives) February 13, 2013
Wouldn't it be something if the mainstream 'news' media showed even a passing interest in the actual contents of Rubio's speech?
— Kevin (@keder) February 13, 2013
— Rick (@StrokesofCandor) February 13, 2013
— ن Mikey Ramone ن (@ThePantau) February 13, 2013
If your reaction to Rubio’s speech includes “…. But the sip of water took away…” you are part of the problem.
— RBe (@RBPundit) February 13, 2013
Rubio laughed it off today as he made the morning show rounds.
Rubio brought his water bottle to the @GMA hit. "I needed water, what am I going to do? God has a funny way of reminding us we're human."
— Rick Klein (@rickklein) February 13, 2013
On reaching for water at the podium, Sen. Marco Rubio: “Just glad the water was nearby, I don’t know what I would have done without it.”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 13, 2013
— Allie Lee (@AllieLeela) February 13, 2013
Many think the focus on Rubio’s “drinking problem” is an embarrassing miscalculation on the part of Obama’s water carriers.
The press is trying hard to avoid the content of Rubio's speech, but the water stuff is actually making Rubio more likable to the public.
— AG (@AG_Conservative) February 13, 2013
Hey, that water moment illustrated that Rubio is, indeed, human. #ThankGodForThat
— Rachelle (@Shelly__Marie) February 13, 2013
Sen. Rubio did well and spoke in a language Republicans need to learn better as a party. Also, drinking the water was a human moment. #sotu
— Bryan Myrick (@BryanMyrick) February 13, 2013
We suspect it will be quite a while before the media’s “Water-gate” well runs dry.
Update: Tuesday night in a nutshell:
Summary of media coverage of SOTU and Republican response: Rubio drinks water. Obama walks on it. @TwitchyTeam
— Michael Zelenty (@mzelenty) February 13, 2013