It's almost a joke how Republican pundits immediately spun Rubio's disaster as the best response speech they've ever seen. And when they did mention it the water gulp moment, they chuckled about good ol' Rubio, who was just human, a normal guy.
Here's a few Tweets that said it best:
1. Rubio was a disaster. He sounded nervous. His lunge for the water was jaw-droppingly amateurish. I'm amazed someone of his age can be such an ideologue.
2. So tap water like the common folk wasn't good enough for him? What an elitist! And he reads from a teleprompter too.
3. What? Not a mention of the awkward water grab (with eyes still on camera like a guilty kid getting away with something)? That's all I'm ever going to remember about this speech. It wasn't just the water gulp...it was the flop sweat and the weird tongue thing...the whole package: he looked like he was running for student council president. He should have reached for a mojito.
4. oh god - too funny!!! Rubio was a joke. Was he choking on his own words.