It's been a rough week for Sen. Marco Rubio. On Saturday, the Republican presidential hopeful wasted recent momentum with a disastrous debate performance. And on Tuesday, that performance resulted in a disappointing fifth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary. Now, it seems Rubio is having a dental issue.
The senator is eating soft foods for the time being, reports the Wall Street Journal's Erica Orden, because he cracked a molar while snacking on a Twix candy bar Wednesday. But just because his diet is limited, that doesn't mean he's compromising enjoyment. Rubio dug into a blueberry pancake breakfast Thursday morning.
Rubio got blueberry pancakes w blueberry syrup. He's trying to eat soft foods, he said, because he cracked a molar on a Twix bar yesterday.— erica orden (@eorden) February 11, 2016
The first question that might come to mind is, "How is it possible to break a tooth on a Twix, which doesn't even contain nuts?" Well, the candy bar was frozen, according to the Washington Post's Sean Sullivan, a detail no one on his campaign staff bothered to relay to Rubio.
BREAKING: Rubio says the Twix bar that broke his tooth was frozen.— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) February 11, 2016
The second question that comes out of this incident is, "Why did Rubio order blueberry pancakes with blueberry syrup?" That's a blueberry overload. If there are bluberries in the pancakes, it's logical to compliment them with a standard maple syrup. With this order, Rubio has created a one-note dish. Perhaps this was another case of the GOP candidate ill-advisedly repeating himself.
If this whole "running for president thing" doesn't work out, maybe Rubio can console himself by requesting a lifetime-supply of Twix bars from Mars, Inc. A British woman recently pulled a similar move with Hershey when she endured a traumatic experience with a Kit Kat bar.