Marco Rubio’s getting rave reviews for his expert robot impression at last night’s debate. But “RubioBot” is not a new phenomenon — the junior Senator from Florida has been getting called out on his impersonal style and canned-talking-points for months.
Here’s what Erik Eisele wrote back in December for The Conway Daily Sun:
We had roughly 20 minutes with [Marco Rubio] on Monday, and in that time he talked about ISIS, the economy, his political record and his background. But it was like watching a computer algorithm designed to cover talking points. He said a lot, but at the same time said nothing. It was like someone wound him up, pointed him towards the doors and pushed play. If there was a human side to senator, a soul, it didn’t come across through.
Clearly, not much has changed in the last few months. Marco Rubio is still an inhuman cyborg running on canned talking points that are all empty rhetoric and no substantive policy.
Let’s dispel with this fiction that last night was just some minor glitch for RubioBot, and recognize that it’s unlikely that machine learning technology is sufficiently advanced to help him turn things around moving forward.
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Published: Feb 7, 2016