In Ken Burns project, Rubio delivers Gettysburg Address 44% faster than Nelsonby George Bennett | November 19th, 2013
Filmmaker Ken Burns captured the stylistic differences between Florida’s Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio when he asked them, along with other political figures, to deliver President Abraham Lincoln‘s Gettysburg Address in honor of the speech’s 150th anniversary.
Rubio breezes through it in 1:41 (or five score and one second in Lincolnspeak). Nelson takes 2:25. Footage of Lincoln’s original reading is not available.