Marco Rubio’s not-great performance at Saturday night’s debate was all the talk of the hundreds of voters who packed into a Londonderry high school cafeteria for coffee and doughnuts with the candidate Sunday morning. Some charged that Rubio was unfairly attacked. But wavering voters who had been leaning toward the Florida senator were clearly made uneasy by the debate.
“It created some doubt,” said Phil Geiger, a Londonderry Republican in his mid-50s. But Geiger, who says Rubio’s politics and vision closely match his own, said Rubio “was piled on.” Geiger’s wife, Sue, also was still trying to sort out whether Rubio will get her vote on Tuesday. While she said the debate performance was troubling, she found irony in Rubio’s being attacked for his lack of experience when others on the stage, in her view, did not have much more of it.
“Very few people who become president have a ton of experience,” she said.