Here’s exhibit Q as to why Marco Rubio is one of the strongest candidates we have going against Hillary Clinton. Regardless of who you prefer as a candidate, it’s important to note that at no point does he ever take the bait on stupid questions.
Marco Rubio didn’t take the bait, and you could even see him flash his “what a moron” face before answering…
“I believe all life is worthy of the protection of our laws. That’s what I believe. I believe that it’s outrageous that Hillary Clinton supports partial-birth abortion, which is a gruesome process that’s been outlawed in the United States but she supports it as a process that should be legal. I believe that a child, an unborn child at 24, 25 weeks who is viable outside the womb, it should not be legal to abort. Hillary Clinton believes it should be. She’s in the minority on both of those issues. These are radical issues and I look forward to exposing them in the general election.”
This is a perfect example of a candidate staying disciplined. If you can stay disciplined in maintaining your composure, addressing baited questions like these can be simple (though not easy):
1. Treat reporters as adversaries at all time.
2. Treat the premise behind all their questions as whatever meme they last saw on “I F***ing Love Occupy Democrats Uncut Against the Tea Party” Facebook page.
3. State your clear, consistent, reasonable macro-point that can’t be cut out of context.
3. Pivot back to how extreme Hillary Clinton is.
Marco Rubio gets it. Cats like Ted Cruz get it. Hillary Clinton is going to get it.
Oh, and kid…