Reclaiming the floor as soon as Rubio concluded, Christie looked straight into the camera.
“You see, everybody, I want the people at home to think about this,” he told the debate viewers. “This is what Washington, D.C., does. The drive-by shot at the beginning with incorrect and incomplete information, and then the memorized 25-second speech that is exactly what his advisers gave him. See, Marco, the thing is this: When you’re president of the United States, when you are a governor of a state, the memorized 30-second speech where you talk about how great America is doesn’t solve one problem for one person. They expect you to plow the snow. They expect you to get the schools open. And when the worst natural disaster in your state’s history hits you, they expect you to rebuild their state, which is what I’ve done. None of that stuff happens on the floor of the United State Senate.”…
Rubio, by now visibly flustered and frustrated, returned once again to the same line, as though trying to find his rhetorical footing.
“Here’s the bottom line. This notion that Barack Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing is just not—”
“There it is!” Christie interjected. “There it is. The memorized 25-second speech. There it is, everybody.”