After imploding during Saturday night’s debate, Marco Rubio’s only hope was to keep campaigning in New Hampshire and finish in the top tier of Tuesday’s primary. With time, perhaps people would forget that he repeated the same Obama attack line four times, just as they got over the Poland Spring incident. The plan might have worked, but unfortunately, the Florida senator’s only method of dealing with pressure is to wrap himself in the warm, comforting embrace of memorized talking points.
At an event in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday night, Rubio explained that he and his wife are “raising our four children in the 21st century” (clarifying that he is raising his kids in the present day is not the flub). After completing his sentence about the difficulty of teaching kids good values, Rubio went ahead and repeated the line:
We are taking our message to families that are struggling to raise their children in the 21st century because, as you saw, Jeanette and I are raising our four children in the 21st century, and we know how hard it’s become to instill our values in our kids instead of the values they try to ram down our throats.
In the 21st century, it’s becoming harder than ever to instill in your children the values they teach in our homes and in our church instead of the values that they try to ram down our throats in the movies, in music, in popular culture.
As you can see in the video below, he realizes what he’s doing on the second “throats.” Sadly, his programming would not allow him to stop talking.