Rubio Mocks Hillary 60s: Florida Senator Attacks Clinton’s ‘Old Ideas’
Marco Rubio mocked Hillary Clinton’s 60s comment in a new ad, and some are accusing the first-time senator from Florida of ageism. Mrs. Clinton’s “I come from the ’60s” line, which was delivered during the most recent Democratic presidential debate, is being used on social media by many Republicans, who believe she is from the past and is outdated – a polite way to say she is too old for the job.
Marco Rubio mocks Hillary Clinton‘s 60s quote, and so do dozens of conservatives. On Sunday, the three Democrats running for the highest office in the land took part in a CBS debate where Hillary Clinton received few “gotcha” questions, had several back-and-forths with Bernie Sanders and unwillingly gave her opponents, aka her “enemies,” a money line.
One of the moderators asked the 67th United States Secretary of State to share her opinion on whether or not the protests at the University of Missouri over racial tension on campus should take place in other schools. The front-runner said she knew a thing or two about students standing for their rights and went on to make of the biggest gaffe of the night. She said:
“I come from the 60s, a long time ago.There was a lot of activism on campus — civil rights activism, antiwar activism, women’s rights activism — and I do appreciate the way young people are standing up and speaking out.”
The response from the Rubio campaign came quick.
The 44-year-old Republican uploaded a one-minute ad and called it: “This Election Is A Generational Choice It.” It starts with the sentence, “this election is a generational choice about the future of America,” and cuts to an old 1960s television with a backdrop of wallpaper from that same era. The old TV plays a clip of Clinton saying, “I come from the ’60s,” then it shifts to a video of Rubio declaring that “this election better be about the future, not the past.”
Since announcing his candidacy for the presidency, Rubio has repeatedly made it known that he is representing a new generation and fresh ideas, while Jeb Bush, 62, and Hillary Clinton, 68, are yesterday’s news. During the summer, the one-term senator claimed that Clinton was “stuck in a time machine to yesterday” and added:
“The race for the future will never be won by going backward. It will never be won by hopping in Hillary Clinton’s time machine to yesterday. She seems to believe pumping more of today’s money into yesterday’s programs will bring prosperity tomorrow. It will not.”
Rubio went on to reveal that he has a new vision and innovative ideas for America while Bush and Clinton do not. The baby-faced senator shared:
“New opportunities cannot be seized by old ideas, and the future must be embraced with enthusiasm and vision.”
Rubio is not the only Republican mocking Clinton; others joined in on the fun via social media.
Is Marco Rubio practicing ageism when it comes to Clinton?
"I come from the 60's" – don't worry @HillaryClinton – we could tell by your old policy ideas!
— College Republicans (@CRNC) November 15, 2015