NJ Governor Chris Christie seems to have uncovered a bit of a flaw in Sen. Rubio's wiring, in that, when the bubble is pried off, his exposed speech chip helplessly bleats the same oddly useless scripted line,
“Let’s dispel with this fiction that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing. He knows exactly what he’s doing. He is trying to change this country."I'm not sure how this line is even supposed to be effective. He's not really running against President Obama, who can't run for another term. He seems to be crediting Obama with the competence to "know what he's doing", and acknowledges that the president's intent was change with respect to foreign policy, which is what the man ran on in 2008. But it's a complete non sequitur in response to claims that Rubio himself is a shallow, scripted, callow man-boy with limited experience. It actually proved Christie's point.
This is the sort of thing that makes me not too terribly concerned with Rubio becoming the eventual GOP nominee if the shambles that would be Trump in the general election doesn't shake out. It is true that Rubio comes off as photogenic and personable compared to Trump and Cruz. (Even if Rubio's hairstyle of late seems to be saying "Combover here and spray that to my face!") But he falls back on cautious scriptedness because, well, he isn't up to doing otherwise.
Chrtistie treated him like a dollar store chew toy. And he's gonna do what in a debate with Hillary Clinton?