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Marco Rubio Holds Fake Town Halls In South Carolina

Marco Roboto tries to fool his audiences by promoting town hall events.
Marco Rubio Holds Fake Town Halls In South Carolina

Although Senator Marco Rubio showed up on CNN and participated in a real town hall with Anderson Cooper, he hoodwinked his supporters or those interested in finding out more about him in South Carolina by promoting four events as town halls and then not taking any questions:

Marco Rubio’s campaign events here have been billed as “town halls.” But if you’re a South Carolina voter, don’t expect to ask him a question.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the Florida senator’s campaign held four events — all dubbed ahead of time as “town halls” — but the candidate didn't take questions from voters at any of them. He did stick around each time to mingle and take selfies with audience members after delivering his roughly 40-minute stump speech. He also took questions from reporters after an event Wednesday.

A campaign spokesman said the events were changed from town halls to rallies. That more controlled setting allows Rubio to limit the possibility of a bad moment in the home stretch to Saturday’s primary.

I don't know what Roboto was thinking. You don't usually see candidates conning their rubes so blatantly, directly in front of their faces.


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