Presidential candidate Marco Rubio has released a video showing he'd not just adept at catching questions, but he can catch and drop footballs pretty well too, reports The Daily Caller
In the video
, released on Monday just ahead of Wednesday night's GOP debates, Rubio fields questions ranging anywhere from whose missing messages are worst (Hillary Clinton's, not New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's) to the name of his favorite professional NFL cheerleader (of course, his wife, former Miami Dolphins cheerleader Jeanette Dousdebes Rubio).
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And he thinks there are many things that are underrated in the United States, including late President Harry Truman and the Philadelphia Eagles. Of course, his fantasy football team this year is named the "Marco Polos."
Rubio even pokes fun at himself for having water nearby before a game or a big speech, giving a throwback to when he was widely panned for needing a drink of water
during his rebuttal speech to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union speech.
And when it comes to politicians who would be good football players? New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker would be a good pro football player, said Rubio, and he thinks NFL stars Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers could be good senators.
But there's one thing Rubio said made him more nervous than his first debate: his first football game because nobody could hit him during a debate.
Rubio was a star football player
at South Miami High School, and after his graduation in 1989 went to Tarkio College in Missouri under a football scholarship. After a year, he returned home and enrolled at the University of Florida, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1993 and his law degree from the University of Miami in 1996.
CNN will host the second GOP debate Wednesday night, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, where Rubio will field questions on the main stage.
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