I cannot tip my hat enough for Marco Rubio. The CNN townhall on guns was going to be a nightmare for any conservative. The reality is that the kids and parents who do not favor gun control are not going to be there by and large. Nobody wants to be the skunk in the living room and it was clear going into this that being opposed to a gun grab would not get you praised.
Rubio went anyway. He showed he was willing to compromise. While I disagree on raising the age for long barrel guns to 21 and restricting magazine size, he was for it and showed himself willing to compromise. But he also showed himself unwilling to be bullied by a mob of varying hostility. He was gracious and kind throughout, even when it wasn't reciprocated.
This is how Americans used to expect all their political leaders to behave. It is how our political leaders should behave.
Marco Rubio should be commended. He won the night with a graceful performance in a setting most of his Republican colleagues would avoid like the plague.