I’m a partisan, so I don’t completely trust my initial reactions to political events, but I thought Marco Rubio’s SOTU response was a Jindal-class disaster. It wasn’t just the odd, swooping duck to retrieve the water bottle and panicky-eyed glugging: The content of the speech seemed off.
It was as if Rubio were responding to a SOTU that consisted of a reading of Das Kapital. It was jarring to hear Rubio rebutting points that Obama never made — and in fact explicitly disowned. It probably played well to the GOP base, but for anyone who had just watched the president’s speech without FoxGoggles, I’m thinking it had to sound strangely non-responsive. What’s your take?