CNN wonders if Rubio’s sip of water will end his political career

On Wednesday’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer absurdly wondered if Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) pausing his State of the Union response for a drink of water would “break” his career. The CNN chyron flashed “Career-ender?”

“So can a drink of water make or break a political career?” Blitzer asked. “A U.S. Senator, possible presidential candidate. We’re going to find out, whether he likes it or not.”

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • awfulorv

    As stated elsewhere, petty doesn’t work anymore, absurd seems a better fit…

  • Mrs. Marco Rubio

    He was obviously nervous. Who wouldn’t be? It is sort of funny and good material for the late night comedians…but it ends there.

  • awfulorv

    Seems the apt time for some enterprising musician to revive that old favorite “Slurp, Sliding, Away”…

  • schreib

    They sure are hitting the bottom of the barrel when this is what they come up with? They couldn’t use any substance for an argument? Maybe it is because Rubio actually had something of merit to say and said it so much better than our liar communist in chief. So the msm had nothing better to do than attack the messenger rather than the message.

  • matthew_bosch

    CNN, you might want to be worried about “low ratings” ending your career.

  • Stuart

    These are the type of Jouralists that those who elected President Obama watch and listen to for their facts and Information. How this juvenile reporting gets any ratings at all is beyond me? If I were an advertiser, do you think I’d want my hard earned cash spent to advertise on this chanel? The people who watch it would probably have no money or sense of direction to get to the store to even browse .
    This is like Obama recieving the Peace Prize…what? Started three wars without congressional approval?

    Van Jones has warned the dumbed down watchers to take heed of Rubio. He’ll rob you blind with his silver tongue. Van Jones the Marxist Radical warning his minnions!