MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Marco Rubio delivered his closing argument in New Hampshire Monday night -- and gave his opponents more fodder for attacks in the process.
Appearing in Nashua at his final campaign rally before Tuesday's Republican presidential primary, the Florida senator made a point that he often makes on the campaign trail about instilling values in children. Then, he made it again, using nearly identical words. This came just two days after Rubio took heavy criticism for repeating himself in a televised debate. He appeared to realize that he was repeating himself toward the end of his Monday remark.
Here's his exact quote, followed by a video of the exchange:
"We are taking our message to families that are struggling to raise their children in the 21st Century, because as you saw, Jeanette and I are raising our four children in the 21st Century. And we know how hard it's become to instill our values in our kids instead of the values they try to ram down our throats. In the 21st Century, it's become harder than ever to instill in your children the values they teach in our homes and in our church, instead of the values that they try to ram down our throats in the movies, in music and in popular culture."