The Cut is a child in the New York Magazine family, and it’s probably worth noting that the writers know what they’re doing here is ridiculous, though we wouldn’t trust either CNN or MSNBC to pull off the same trick.
In any case, it’s disturbingly close to real-life following last week’s Annie Leibovitz spread of O’Rourke (and his poor dog) in Vanity Fair. We know that Democrats nationwide were swooning over the idea of someone taking Ted Cruz’s Senate seat, but are they just plain swooning now?
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) March 18, 2019
He’s not wrong. If O’Rourke has any chance of winning the nomination, he’s going to have to keep playing up that “Kennedyesque” factor. He’s young and supposedly handsome.
Here’s another excerpt from The Cut’s chat:
Anna Silman, senior culture writer: He is hot for sure.
Hayley Schueneman, beauty writer: Sorry, Anna. That’s wrong. “Floppy” is the adjective I would use to best describe him.
Izzy: I have spent my entire life being attracted to skinny indie rock guys and it’s really weird to see one run for president. I can’t tell if I’m horny for him or just horny for the opportunity to make Fugazi jokes in the year 2019.
Sarah Spellings, fashion news writer: He’d look better if he dyed his hair darker. But he’s hot.
What are the chances O’Rourke dyes his hair darker tomorrow?
That's all very … icky.
— Kathy Wilson (@arrete42) March 18, 2019
I think you may be jealous. Do you have nice, smooth feet? Checkmate.
— Erik Larsen (@Giggleputz) March 18, 2019
Smooth feet? Better than smooth hands.
— Brother Hezekiah (@tupadreway) March 18, 2019
— Ivan Vasnayebali (@vasnayebali) March 18, 2019
Nobody is talking about the true silent majority: the Foot Fetish Community
— Tim (@Timm3r95) March 18, 2019
Since the introduction of television, the candidate with the smoothest feet has always won the presidency.
— The Intersect (@mburm201) March 18, 2019
Is the foot portion of the election after the swimsuit competition or after the evening gown competition- I can't remember, but I don't want to miss it.
— Angie (@haylexi) March 18, 2019
Please tell me this is a joke.
— Gun Control Cool (@GunControlCool) March 18, 2019
More proof women are mostly insane.
— "Mustang Sally" Intile (@_Buy_Sell_Trade) March 18, 2019
19th was a mistake
— Khazar Soze (@MakeAlbionGreat) March 18, 2019
I say this completely unironically: This is the best case for repealing the 19th Amendment.
— Batman (@capedcrusader4u) March 18, 2019
‘Dear God’! Nothing to see here … just teenage Beto O’Rourke fantasizing about killing kids with his car https://t.co/kDUbqgXgIi
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 16, 2019