Marco Rubio Secures His Political Future by Catching 90-Year-Old Nancy Reagan as She Falls

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Sen. Marco Rubio did what was probably the most heroic political action of the year last night by catching 90-year-old Nancy Reagan as she fell at California's Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.

If you remember the last time the former first lady had a fall, in 2008, it landed her in the hospital with a broken pelvis.

And what did Rubio do after saving her after the fall? Give his scheduled speech praising both of the Reagans, all of which will certainly win him some GOP tokens.

Like a boss, Rubio didn't make mention or take credit for potentially saving Mrs. Reagan but did say that his wife and the former first lady are "the only two people I have ever walked down the aisle with."

Rubio also confirmed during his speech that he won't be accepting a vice presidential nomination in 2012 if it's offered to him and plans to stay in the Senate.

His catch of Reagan was described by the Drudge Report as "Marco Rubio leaps to catch falling Nancy Reagan," which is a bit of an overreaction.

Here's the video of Rubio catching Reagan's fall, and although we realize there were about three other people who helped out, it'll go down in political lore as Rubio saving the day:

Follow The Pulp on Facebook and on Twitter: @ThePulpBPB. Follow Matthew Hendley on Facebook.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.