Christie mocks Rubio repetition

February 5, 2016
Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Republican presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie speaks to voters at a town hall campaign stop in Bow, New Hampshire, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

There’s a new war of words in the Republican primary campaign. Specifically, a war of overused words.

On Friday afternoon, Chris Christie’s campaign released three satirical YouTube videos that criticized candidate Marco Rubio for repeating himself in interviews and during speeches.

“For your afternoon playlist we have a couple of @marcorubio classics from the album ‘Scripted’,” Christie (@ChrisChristie) tweeted Friday.

The first YouTube video, titled “I Got 3 Questions But Only 1 Answer,” showed footage of the Florida senator responding to three questions from different journalists at different times regarding his experience and qualifications. In response to the questions he gives remarkably similar responses.

“The presidency of the United States is a unique office. It’s not like being a senator but it’s not like being a governor either,” Rubio says in one clip.

“It’s true that the presidency is not like being a U.S. senator but it’s also not like being a governor,” he says in a second clip. He repeats another variation of this phrase in a third clip as well.

Two subsequent videos, titled “In Essence” and “Votes Don’t Mean A Thing,” follow a similar theme, taking Rubio to task over his tendency to repeat himself. Each video is set to a jazzy soundtrack.

The YouTube parody videos come after days of attacks from the Christie campaign, who placed third in the crucial Republican Iowa caucus on Monday.

“.@marcorubio has left no footprint in the U.S. Senate,” Christie tweeted on Wednesday.

“This isn’t the most controlled candidate we’ve seen in this race at all. His handlers handle him all the time,” Christie said on Fox News.

“We need to take him out of that controlled atmosphere because, believe me, it won’t be controlled against Hillary Clinton this fall,” he said.

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