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.

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.


The National Review’s Jim Geraghty read Carlson’s piece and asked:

Believe us, there are plenty of women declaring their love for O’Rourke in the responses, but that CNN poll is a joke.