By Meghashyam Mali - 02/18/13 08:10 AM ET
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.
$100,000/$25 = 4,000 maximum bottles of water
4,000 plastic bottles in the environment that don’t need to be there
Water - pulled from the earth - depleting the reserves of our water supply - commercial water extraction.
Wonder if they were all Poland Spring - bottled by Nestle.
Nestle’s president believes
believing you have a right to water - is an extreme belief
Water is a raw material and a "foodstuff" that should be
privatized and commercialized
Is this a statement of Rubio’s – free market philosophy on water
Water are commodity