Every debate has a moment that everyone remembers long after the debate and campaign has ended. In 2012 it was Rick Perry’s forgetfulness, last night in New Hampshire it Marco Rubio’s ‘Obama knows what he’s doing’ exchange with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie:
The irony? Macro Rubio was right on the substance. Barack Obama set out to fundamentally transform America — to remake it into a European style social democracy and he has been remarkably successful in doing so. He has successfully transformed U.S. policy on health care, economics, financial regulation, energy, education, taxation, gay rights, Iraq, Iran, Cuba and more.
Sadly, Senator Rubio’s point — that President Obama’s inexperience hasn’t prevented him from achieving what he set out to do was lost when he repeatedly went back to the same talking point right after Gov. Christie called him out on it.
It was painful to watch, that said I’m not sure it matters. It was Sen Rubio’s first real stumble in 8 debates.