Marco Rubio stole the entire show after President Obama gave an unanimously praised speech at the State of the Union. For the fifth time, the president remained on record but with a far sterner message to congress during and after his speech.
But before we go back to Obama, let’s focus on Senator Rubio. His “Watergate” broke out over Twitter:
In case you forgot, this tweet comes straight from the boss. #staffisnotthisfunny MT @marcorubio#GOPResponse #SOTU twitter.com/marcorubio/sta…
— Val Mack (@Val_Mack) February 13, 2013
and the same joke repeated ad naseum. Despite President Obama’s repeated plea for a vote for victims of gun violence, for Sandy Hook and for those that struggle to vote–like 102-year old Desiline Victor–it would be Rubio who would capture the Internet’s attention. But that comes after a groundbreaking number of Tweets Per Minute (TPM) according to the official Twitter Blog.
They even provided a timeline in handy graph form:
CHART: 2013 #SOTU Tweet volume, peak moments nearly double the 2012 speech. twitter.com/gov/status/301…
— Twitter Government (@gov) February 13, 2013
But don’t think Obama got away without a fist-bump of his own. Over the closing minutes, as Obama went through the Capitol,he could be heard encouraging Representatives and Senators that everything “deserves a vote,” in calling back to his address.