Defining moments in the history of the State of the Union Address

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30 2014 11:30 p.m. MST

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Sen. Marco Rubio gave the official GOP response to President Obama’s State of the Union address in 2013, which many saw as his first major break on the national stage. During the speech, however, it became obvious that his mouth was becoming dry and he hastily drank from a bottle of water.

The Internet responded with gifs, memes and viral videos, all mocking the senator’s “water bottle-gate.”

Though he has tried to move forward as a potential contender for the 2016 nomination, Rubio has only seen more struggles, such as a failed push for immigration reform.

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Provo, ut

Oh, now it makes sense. I thought you were going to find 15 points in this last SOTU speech that anyone would remember.

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