I feel bad for Marco Rubio, as I know the exact feeling of totally running out of moisture in one’s mouth while talking for an extended period.  I’ve been known to run out of the classroom to find a water fountain.  That said, I cannot imagine having such an awkward moment on national TV.  And when I do bring water with me, I actually have it near by.  I read plenty on twitter and assumed it was overblown until I watched the video.  But, this really is an incredibly awkward moment that will almost surely (not to say that’s fair, just reality) be what Rubio’s speech tonight is remembered for:


About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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