Hardball | February 15, 2013
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>>> this is going to be fun. back to "hardball." now to the "sideshow." when marco rubio made that awkward grash for his water bottle during the state of the union response, i immediately thought, okay, he's now going to forever be known as the thirsty one. it's too early to know if the episode will stick with him years down the line but it wouldn't be the first time. plenty of other politicians became that guy after incidents that might be called insignificant. you'll know what i'm talking about as soon as you hear these names. michael dukakis . chances are you're thinking of a photo-on-that tanked literally. dukakis in that tank started off as an attempt to show dukakis was strong on defense. when he visited a michigan factory during his 88 presidential campaign it obviously backfired big time when the footage showed up in attack ads from his opponent george herbert walker bush portraying him, there he is, as not serious on defense. next dan quayle . you might think of a classroom full of kids and a spelling test .
>> spell that again. add one little bit on the end. think of potato. how's that spelled?
>> i think he was confusing the singular with the plural. it even showed up in an attack ad against his son ben who lost his bid for re-election to congress in november. i don't know if those issues are connected. next, howard dean .
>> not only are we going to new hampshire, tom harkin , we're going to south carolina and oklahoma and arizona and north dakota and new mexico. we're going to california and texas and new york. and we're going to south dakota and oerg and washington and michigan and then we're going to washington, d.c. to take back the white house ! yeah!
>> it's not fair, not at all, but that became the moment in howard dean 's 2004 presidential run. a rather heroic run actually. this time -- here are the clues. hurricane katrina , the fema director , the 43rd president.
>> i want to thank you all for -- and brownie you're doing a heck of a job. fema director is working 24/ [ applause ] they're working 24 hours a day .
>> michael brown forever dubbed heck of a job brownie. more recently before rubio we had oops.
>> the third agency of government i would do away with the education, the --
>> commerce. and let's see -- i can't. the third one i can't. i'm sorry. oops.
>> well, let's not forget the classic sarah palin quote either. you can actually see russia from land here in alaska. that soon became i can see russia from my house thanks to tina fey . the list goes on. one moment and you become that guy or gal for the long haul. rubio's water break is now very much in the race. up next, there hasn't been too much or this much momentum behind strengthening gun laws in two decades but can president obama actually get something meaningful done? usual of whatting "hardball," the place for