Robo-Rubio blames the media for his verbal short-circuit

The other night at the Republican debate, Marco Rubio ran into some jumbo-sized trouble when he couldn’t get his track to stop skipping.  On Sunday, he was a defiant little guy, telling everyone that he meant everything he said, meant everything he said, meant everything he said, and meant everything he said – and that he’d keep saying it.

It’s the media, he now claims, who deemed his crashing computer response a failure:

I’m going to say it again . . . Barack Obama is the first president, at least in my lifetime, who wants to change the country. Change the country — not fix it. Not fix its problems. He wants to make it a different kind of country.

It’s important for his future candidacy that he continues to paint President Obama as some sort of subversive.  But for the average Republican voter, who’s seeing Rubio in stereo on every channel, it’s probably not a good look.

Thanks to Kos for this:

Rubio’s answer to debate debacle: I meant to do that, and it was the media’s fault

Marco Rubio’s message coming out of his disastrous debate performance Saturday night is that he meant to do that and it’s the media’s fault anyone thinks it was a problem. At the debate, Chris Christie slammed Rubio for mechanically repeating the same talking point (“Obama knows what he’s doing”), only to have Rubio respond by repeating it again.