Heh: Sale of water bottles by Rubio PAC raises over $100,000

Posted by: ST on February 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm

I love it:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) has raised more than $100,000 thanks to his water break moment during last week’s GOP response to the State of the Union, according to a report.

Rubio’s political action committee began selling water bottles branded with the Tea Party favorite’s name for contributions of $25 or more. Buzzfeed reports that after a week the effort has sold more than 3,100 water bottles.

The water bottles were an attempt to capitalize on Rubio’s swig of water while delivering the GOP response live last Tuesday.

While speaking to the camera, Rubio paused at one point and grabbed an off-camera water bottle to take a sip. The water break attracted widespread attention on Twitter and on late-night television.

Rubio’s PAC, Reclaim America, quickly put up a “Marco Rubio Water Bottle” for sale.

“Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you… he hydrates you too,” said the website selling the bottle.

And his Twitter follower count continues to rise.

Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! Way to go, Team Rubio!

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  1. It was a foregone conclusion the left and the LSM (redundant) would try to marginalize Rubio after his photo graced the front cover of the current issue of Time magazine with the title “The Republican Savior”. Now he is seen as a threat to them. Incidents like this are satarized on late-night TV and on talk shows then show up the next day as a news item in the LSM.