Skip to main content

Yes, it's true that when it comes to actual policy, there's virtually no daylight between Marco Rubio and Mitt Romney. Nonetheless, on Tuesday night we learned about a big difference between the two men. A very, very big difference.

Compare the size of Romney's bottle in this photo:

ORLANDO, FL - SEPTEMBER 22:  Texas Gov. Rick Perry (L), and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) have a drink during the Fox News/Google GOP Debate at the Orange County Convention Center on September 22, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. The debate features the nine Republican candidates two days before the Florida straw poll.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
With the size Rubio's bottle on Tuesday night:
Marco Rubio sips water during the 2013 GOP SOTU response
Yep. Boss Romney likes his agua bigger, and it's not even close. We're not talking 47 percent bigger—we're talking more like 147 percent bigger. In fact, I'll bet you $10,000 that Willard would never, ever let his lips near anything remotely as tiny as the little sippy bottle from which Rubio chugged.

Now, I'll admit, I've got no idea why Rubio decided to go small. Perhaps it's because he knows that a higher plastic-to-water ratio is worse for the environment and he wanted to bolster his credentials as an Earth-hating man of God unconcerned about trivialities like climate change.

Or maybe he just wanted a small container because he thought if he had a small enough bottle, he could sneak a sip without anybody noticing. (That would explain why his eyes remained locked on the camera as he guzzled.) Really, your guess is as good as mine. The only thing I'm sure about is that I've never seen anything like it before.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 02:10 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site