As Twitchy reported, the good news for 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke is that the family’s baby turtle, Gus, was found safely after O’Rourke left the campaign trail in California to rush home to help in the search.
Also in the plus column: a recent CNN poll matching up the top Democrats against President Trump had O’Rourke coming out on top by 10 points — more than Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders.
O’Rourke, as far as we know, as never placed higher than a distant third in polls of Democratic voters, and Margaret Carlson writes in The Daily Beast that O’Rourke has already blown it.
"You can thank, or blame, women, who make up almost 58 percent of the primary electorate for Beto’s decline. Disproportionately, they don’t like him" https://t.co/iAQtJldOU1
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 2, 2019
O’Rourke took a lot of flak for hopping in the car and taking that solo road trip to “find himself” after losing to Ted Cruz — some women agreed that’s something they could never get away with — and now Carlson really lays into emo man-child O’Rourke and it’s glorious:
According to my unscientific poll asking every woman I see, Beto reminds them of the worst boyfriend they ever had: self-involved, convinced of his own charm, chronically late if he shows up at all, worth a meal or two but definitely not marriage material. When he should be home with the kids or taking out the trash, he’s jamming with his garage band or skateboarding at Whataburger. He’s “in and out of a funk” which requires long and meaningful runs to clear his head. Every thought he has is transcendent, worthy of being narrated, videotaped, and blogged. He is always out finding himself. At age 46, the man asking to run the country is currently lost.
We’ll admit we’re biased against O’Rourke — his loss to Ted Cruz despite all his Hollywood backing made our day — but Carlson’s really onto something; this guy is just not ready for prime time.
Brutal take by liberal feminist writer on Beto O’Rourke.
Beto! went from Vanity Fair to Vanity Project in a flash.
Suggests women don’t like him ; it’s time for Beto to go home and “help” raise his children.
They can all grow up together. https://t.co/QK2pDTctGs
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 2, 2019
He has 100 ways of talking about being bipartisan, he has very few ways of talking about policy.
— TonyK (@tonysnapon) May 2, 2019
I find him a bit annoying. He should have run for Senate again. Other than that…meh.
— ?Zenskie? (@Toonskie) May 2, 2019
he prolly should win an election before running for prez
— gary mathews (@garymat86759842) May 3, 2019
Biggest ? among ? s
— Lucy (@lucy8910) May 3, 2019
“The Oprah Effect” for Beto appears to have come and gone rather quickly.
— Dave Logan (@theloganshow) May 2, 2019
Ouch. Beto is toast.
— The Burger Law Firm (@johnvburger) May 3, 2019
It must be his voice cadence or how he flails his arms … or it could be that he spends more time advocating for non-citizens and immigrants… not really sure.
— Miles Potts (@mpottsnyc) May 3, 2019
I just want to know if Beto gets up on the kitchen counters at home when he’s talking to his wife and kids…
— Nate J (@TheBigSkadoosh) May 3, 2019
He wasn't much of a threat anyway
— Pinky (@pinkyscudero) May 3, 2019
This guy is a tool!
— Laura Fahey (@LauraFahey9) May 3, 2019
I’m not surprised by this.
After paying some attention to Beto, I realized he was annoyingly too “EMO”
Every time I saw him, I’d think “Geez dude, get it together already. Enough with the searching crap…” ??♀️ https://t.co/EdX57qZ0le
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) May 2, 2019
— jth578 (@jth_578) May 3, 2019
The National Review’s Jim Geraghty read Carlson’s piece and asked:
Where Was All of This Skepticism about Beto Last Year? https://t.co/yay6uGqyOP
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) May 2, 2019
Yes, this, a thousand times this.
— Polly Karr (@karr_pe) May 2, 2019
The @dailybeast column was spot on, too. He’s definitely worst (self-involved) boyfriend of all time material.
— jeffrey churchill (@chilljat) May 2, 2019
There was nobody else willing to take on Cruz. Now, everybody is coming out of the woodwork to take on Trump, and O'Rourke is about the least intersectional candidate around.
— Steve Eggleston (@NoRunnyEggs) May 2, 2019
Tell me about it…the media was all “born to be in it” last year. https://t.co/qyfYXcUX17
— Justin Ready (@JustinReady) May 2, 2019
— Brad Todd (@BradOnMessage) May 2, 2019
Believe us, there are plenty of women declaring their love for O’Rourke in the responses, but that CNN poll is a joke.
Presidential: Beto O’Rourke tells Oprah how his road trip helped get him out of the sunken place https://t.co/1tSvhhik1g
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 5, 2019