Florida Senator Marco Rubio ‘s third place finish in the Iowa Caucus on Monday has placed a target on his back from those still in the race who trail him. While Rubio was expected to finish third, his 23.1% was much higher than he was expected to garner. He has been the target of tens of millions of dollars of attacks by fellow Floridian and former Governor Jeb Bush who, try as he might, has never received positive traction in the GOP presidential race.
Joining in on the attack on Rubio in a likely attempt to bolster himself in the New Hampshire primary, to be held on February 9, is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who finished with 1.8% of the vote in the Iowa Caucus.
ABC’s The View discussed this moment by Christie and shared the clip of him speaking with reporters on Wednesday in New Hampshire. Prior to the clip being played, Whoopi Goldberg said, “Chris Christie is trying to take Marco Rubio down a few notches by giving him a new nickname.”
Christie went on the attack against Marco Rubio calling him ‘the boy in the bubble’ in reference to his accusation that reporters shield Rubio from tough questions. (video below)
“I’m not the boy in the bubble, OK. You know who the boy in the bubble is up here, who never answers your questions, who is constantly scripted and controlled because he can’t answer your questions. So when Sen. Rubio gets here, when the boy in the bubble gets here, I hope you guys ask him some questions.”
Goldberg then went after Christie for attacking Rubio as the boy in the bubble while offering criticism of her belief that Gov. Christie has neglected his state while campaigning for president.
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She said, “You know, it’s kind of interesting because Chris Christie spent 191 days entirely outside of New Jersey [in 2015]. Last month 158 bills piled up while he was campaigning waiting to be signed.”
As she continued, Goldberg laid out exactly what has been done, or not done, by Christie in New Jersey due to this absence from his state turning his ‘bubble’ words around on him.
“[Christie] created two commissions, task force, seven key cabinet positions — including attorney general, state treasurer — are still tilted only on an acting basis, and he’s delegated virtually all of his office’s public activities to the lieutenant governor. Dude, you should stop talking about people’s bubbles and get home to your own!”
Her commentary drew loud applause from the audience.
While Whoopi, notoriously liberal, is likely not a Marco Rubio supporter, the Florida senator should perhaps heed her words and put them in his arsenal if Christie continues to attack in an attempt to paint him as ‘the boy in the bubble.’ Doing so would turn it around on him and decrease the likelihood that the label will stick like Donald Trump’s labeling of Jeb Bush as ‘low-energy’ did.
h/t Daily Caller