Marco Rubio managed to mention yoga during the Republican debate. “He’s very flexible.”
Posted by The Wall Street Journal on Thursday, March 3, 2016
We try to steer clear of politics here at Men’s Fitness. Dumbbells and barbells have no political affiliation, and to be honest, we like it that way.
But sometimes worlds collide, and even politicians take up (or, dare we say, invade) the disciplines we often discuss. In the case of Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate, two of those disciplines came to the fore: yoga and penises. One penis in particular, actually.
At one point during the debate, Texas Senator Ted Cruz tried talking about an op-ed he had written, which provoked a reaction from Donald Trump.
“That’s not what you said in the op-ed,” Trump interjected. “That’s not what you said.”
“Donald, I know it’s hard not to interject, but please try,” Cruz replied. “Breathe, breathe, breathe. You can do it. I know it’s hard.”
“I’ll breathe,” Trump shot back, his eyes closed, as he muttered “liar” under his breath. “I’ll breathe.”
And for a brief, sainted moment, there was calm.
Hope you brought your yoga mats to the FOX News HQ, boys and girls.
But the relative peace on the debate stage was soon shattered.
“When they’re done with yoga, can I answer a qestion?” Florida Senator Marco Rubio interjected, earning guffaws from the audience and even a laugh from the debate moderator, Megyn Kelly.
“I really hope that we don’t see yoga on this stage,” Cruz said, recovering.
“Well he’s very flexible, so you never know,” Rubio said.
But the absolute low point of the evening’s discourse was Trump’s completely unsolicited mention of his junk.
“Nobody has ever hit my hands before. Look at those hands,” Trump said, holding them up to the audience, after Rubio had previously mentioned them. “[Rubio] referred to my hands—if they’re small, something else must be small.”
Then: “I guarantee you there’s no problem.”
The reaction, of course, was—well, it was about what you’d expect.
Oh, and by the way: Size isn’t the most important factor, as far as ladies are concerned. So relax. Maybe do some breathing exercises.