Christie on Rubio: ‘This Isn’t a Student Council Election…Get the Boy in the Bubble Out of the Bubble’

AP Photo/Chuck Burton
AP Photo/Chuck Burton

From Philip Rucker and Dan Balz writing at The Washington Post:

Marco Rubio’s surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses reshuffled the already intense competition here in New Hampshire among the Republican establishment candidates, leading some to sharpen their attacks on the freshman senator from Florida ahead of next week’s primary.

The sense of urgency was on display here Tuesday as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie belittled Rubio’s toughness, his intelligence and even his manhood.

“Maybe he’ll do more than 40 minutes on a little stage telling everybody his canned speech that he’s memorized,” Christie said to reporters, mocking Rubio’s tightly controlled campaign appearances. “This isn’t a student council election, everybody. This is an election for president of the United States. Let’s get the boy in the bubble out of the bubble.”

Read the rest of the story at The Washington Post.