Following the State of the Union speech by President Barack Obama, the Republican rebuttal was presented by Senator Marco Rubio, or as Time Magazine headlined on their cover story: The Savior Of The Republican Party. Instead of turning in a savior type rebuttal, the man managed to reach out of camera range for a glass of water, consumed gulps, and stretched again to replace the glass; emblematic of his out of reach stretch for the presidency. No star was born. No savior found. No Casa Blanca.
Somewhere Judy Garland is singing, "The Star/Savior Who Got Away".
Since Latinos are the fastest growing demographic and have historically voted Democratic, Republicans figured: Nominate a Latino and Republicans will win the White House in 2016.
Like: Nominate Sarah Palin and Hillary's women voters will zoom to the McCain ticket.
Rubio's failure to adlib thirst during a ten-minute speech puts to question his true heritage. As a descendant of Cuba, land of Fidel Castro, (where Castro's famous for his five hour speeches) Rubio's nationality is quickly raised.
Can Mr. Rubio please release his birth certificate and that of his parents?
During one of the numerous republican presidential debates last year, Texas Governor Rick Perry had a similar meltdown with his failure to recall the three most important departments in government he planned to abolish on day one of his presidency. He managed the first two with a degree of conviction and then went blank. "Whoops" he said, on national television, which was televised around the world. The horror.
Maybe two out of three is great for a governor of Texas, but Perry could fail as a flight attendant. "Coffee, tea or what is the third one?" Parachute? Wings?
Somewhere Rubio is prompting, "Water? Water?"
Judy Garland is smoking a cigarette.
With no Republican candidate in the horizon, maybe the Republicans might consider renting Daniel Day Lewis, (of recent Lincoln film fame) as a candidate. He looks the right height, has the voice, already played a president, can remember more than three things and he doesn't look thirsty. Birth certificate?
So what? Obama was a Kenyan.