After finishing a disappointing fifth place in the New Hampshire Republican primary last night, Sen. Marco Rubio blamed the media for his crushing loss.
Appearing on Fox News today, Rubio said that because the media did it's job and reported on, among other things, his "crash and burn" performance at the GOP debate Saturday night, folks didn't want to vote for him.
“What happened is obviously Saturday night the debate went the way it went, and then just the media coverage over the last 72 hours was very negative about it and so forth,” Rubio said Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” “So the last thing voters heard going into the booth yesterday was, you know, something bad happened Saturday night. And so it made it very difficult for us to get any other message across.”
Rubio was excoriated following Saturday’s debate after Chris Christie called the Florida senator out for his “memorized 25-second speech” — a line Rubio used several times in the debate about how President Barack Obama "knows exactly what he’s doing" and vowed to keep using on the trail despite the harsh criticism.
Many have predicted that last night may be the beginning of the end of Rubio's career in elective politics. He has stated he does not plan on running for reelection for the U.S. Senate this fall.