Florida Senator Marco Rubio could be seen wiping away sweat but the big moment came when he paused and bent down out of camera range to take a drink from a bottle of Poland Spring water.
The incident lit up Twitter. Many Tweeted photos of the water bottle in question.
ABC News Video of Marco Rubio's awkward Poland water bottle swig is below. The complete transcript of Rubio's remarks are here.
Many of the reader comments on the Daily Mail were supportive of Rubio.
PM McNeeley wrote, “obama can shut down a whole nation's economy and there's nothing only crickets chirping. Marco Rubio takes a drink of water and it's the biggest story in the media. What's wrong with this picture?
Sara opined, “So low information voters focus only on the water bottle and not the content of the speech.....figures. No wonder this country has no hope.”
“Cristal” wrote, “I thought swigging a bottle of water while giving a speech was umm "different". But I like Rubio.”
What did you think of Marco Rubio stopping in the middle of his speech to take a swig of water? Do you think the media and the Tweeters are making too much of it? Leave you comments below.