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

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:

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