Reclaim America PAC Wetting its Whistle on Marco Rubio’s Water Moment

By: Jim Turner | Posted: February 18, 2013 11:15 AM


Rubio Water Moment

Saturday Night Live and even a minor league baseball team in the Sunshine State are the latest to quickly seek a taste of what U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Miami, is drinking.

But the one who may tap the most out of the overly-mocked State of the Union rebuttal moment could be the senator himself.

Reclaim America Water Bottle

Buzz Feed’s Andrew Kaczynski reports that Rubio’s PAC, Reclaim America, has raised more than $100,000 from the sale of official Marco Rubio water bottles, offered at $25 (or more) per donation, since going on sale last Wednesday.

“In the period since they went on sale, more than 3,100 of the PAC's "Marco Rubio Water Bottles" have been sold,” Kaczynski writes.

The PAC includes in its donation pitch in the tag line “Send the liberal detractors a message that not only does Marco Rubio inspire you … he hydrates you, too.”

With Rubio long rumored to have a White House run in his future, it remains to be seen how deep the well is on Rubio’s water moment.

The Minnesota Twins' Fort Myers Miracle hopes the flow continues for a few months, as they have announced plans to hold a water bottle giveaway in the senator’s honor at some still-undesignated date this summer.

"In honor of Florida Senator Marco Rubio's sip seen across the country, the Fort Myers Miracle want to ensure that fans are properly hydrated for this summer's baseball season by hosting a Marco Rubio water bottle giveaway night. 

“Fans entering Hammond Stadium will receive a water bottle while being encouraged to gather in the shady parts of the ballpark to stay cool when the heat is on and prevent perspiration. The Miracle will help recreate Rubio's thirst-quenching moment on national television by setting up a booth where fans can put on a sports jacket, stand in front of a set and down some high-quality H2O.

"Those picking up tickets at the will call window should be prepared for unlicked ticket envelopes because our parched Capital Bank ticket office employees will be saving saliva. Fans will need to salvage water wisely with special deals on high-sodium concession items such as chips, popcorn and peanuts.

"In an effort to keep the field saturated, the Hammond Stadium groundscrew will participate in a midgame rain dance because even the Earth needs a drink on a hot day. Fans can expect to make a big splash with a stadium-wide game of Marco Polo.

"Of course, the Miracle will extend an invitation to Senator Rubio to throw out the first pitch, provided he uses the rosin bag beforehand and is thoroughly hydrated.

"Be sure to quench your thirst and don't miss Marco Rubio water bottle giveaway night this summer at Hammond Stadium!"

Reach Jim Turner at jturner@sunshinestatenews.com or at (772) 215-9889.


Comments (4)

Juan A. Molerio
5:41PM FEB 22ND 2013
Perfecto lo de Rubio con la botella de agua, el tiene que hacer igual que Reagan, burlarse de los que lo critican. Siempre los Democratas lo van a criticar por cualquier cosa.
4:03PM FEB 18TH 2013
He's a light weight, and it showed.
2:06PM FEB 18TH 2013
Wow, I'm impressed . . . . 3,100 "Send the liberal detractors a message" bottles sold in a nation that cast 60,707,000 votes for Romney . . . . absolutely overwhelming . . . . what's that . . . less than 0.006% of the Republican votes cast . . . . . clearly, like Rubio . . .

Pathetic . . .
1:20AM FEB 26TH 2013
WOW! The dems & rhino repuke-icans, must fear Marco is that the best they have!Pathtic & rick scott obama ass kisser,thanks you turn coat,Thank you Mr. speaker of the Florida house please,keep up the repeal on obama care in our great state of Florida...

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