CNN’s Jason Carroll, who was on the ground in Hialeah, Florida, called the crowd “much, much smaller” than at Rubio’s past events and said the “couple hundred” supporters gathered were “not even filling the end zone” of the high school football stadium.
“This is Marco Rubio's home turf,” Carroll reminded viewers.
The Washington Examiner's Byron York tweeted an even more stark view of the venue:
Rubio stadium event in Hialeah. Stands empty; crowd in one end zone. pic.twitter.com/9zj0xslwSA
— Byron York (@ByronYork) March 9, 2016
Here's another view of the event from a Politico reporter:
PIC: So Rubio's big Hialeah rally only hits the 20-yard line of the football field it's on. pic.twitter.com/dUb4K2jZuT
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) March 9, 2016
And one from The Guardian US:
Marco Rubio and his wife Jeanette take the stage in Hialeah, Florida. pic.twitter.com/csfWgWyYx2
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) March 9, 2016
And two views from CBS News' Major Garrett:
While The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent pointed out that it's easy to distort perspective using creative camera angles:
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) March 9, 2016
— Team Marco (@TeamMarco) March 9, 2016