Maybe it was because he was behind a lectern and not on a coffee shop counter somewhere in Iowa, 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke seemed a little subdued at Wednesday night’s debate, although he did steal the thunder of Corey Booker and Julian Castro by breaking into Spanish first.

Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri was watching the Vanity Fair cover star work his magic at the debate, and she managed to boil down just about every one of O’Rourke’s answers into just one tweet:


Let’s not forget Amy Klobuchar running all her gun control proposals past Uncle Dick in his tree stand to see if he’d be affected.

Maybe Beto’s better suited to run story time at the library than sit in the Oval Office.