Tucker: Beto’s campaign is dead

Tucker: Beto’s campaign is dead


>>Tucker: GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO “TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT” .” THEY’D ALL ROCKET GAVE A SPEECH TO KIDS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA YESTERDAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE. BETO HAD A MICROPHONE, SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF STUDENTS AT A SMALL AMPHITHEATER, AND FOR A MOMENT, IF YOU CLOSE ONE EYE, IT LOOKS CONVINCINGLY LIKE A CAMPAIGN EVENT. THERE WERE VOLUNTEERS IN MATCHING T SEARCH FUSSING OVER LOGISTICS. O’ROURKE HIMSELF WORE A SLIGHTLY DOPEY UBA BASKETBALL CAP AS HE SPOKE, OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES WHAT YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO DO WHEN YOU RUN FOR PRESIDENT. TO BE CLEAR, RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IS WHAT BETO O’ROURKE SAYS HE IS DOING. IT IS ALL A LITTLE SAD WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. O’ROURKE IS NOT GOING TO BE THE PRESIDENT, AT LEAST OF THIS COUNTRY. HIS CAMPAIGN IS DEAD, TOTALLY DEAD. IT WENT TO WAS OUT LAST WEEK FROM A FATAL OVERDOSE OF BUTTIGIEG. NOT EVERYONE HAS HEARD THE NEWS, MORNING HASN’T EVEN STARTED, BUT BETO FOR PRESIDENT IS OVER. HE IS JEB BUSH NOW. FUTURE GENERATIONS WILL REMEMBER BETO O’ROURKE IF THEY RECALL HIM AT ALL REALLY AS A MEDIA STORY. REMEMBER THAT GUY WITH A WEIRD NICKNAME THAT ALL OF THE DUMMIES ON CABLE NEWS FELL IN LOVE WITHIN A SINGLE DAY? THAT WAS BIZARRE. AND IT WAS BIZARRE.>>I SAW HIM FOR THE FIRST TIME JUST A MONTH AGO WHEN HE SAT DOWN WITH OPRAH, AND ME AND THE REST OF THE PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE THOUGHT WOW, THIS GUY HAS THIS DYNAMIC, POSITIVE ENERGY.>>YEAH, HE HAS THAT BROUGHT TALENT, HE IS VERY OBAMA-ESQUE.>>WOMENS VOTED FOR HIM IN THE SUBURBS OF HOUSTON BECAUSE THEY HAD A KIND OF BETO CRUSH GOING ON HERE AT>>HE IS WHOLESOME AND EARNEST, SOMEBODY, THE TEXAS TRIBUNE SAID SEEING HIM IS LIKEA JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, SEAMLESS GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASA GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASC GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASL GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASB GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASI GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASY GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASO GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASR GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASA GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASO GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HAST GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASH GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HASM GUY IN FRONT OF PEOPLE COME HAS.>>THE ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RUBBING 46 ARE ALL CAUGHT THE NATION’S ATTENTION. ♪ ♪ HIS OFFBEAT SOCIAL MEDIA POST APPEALING TO A YOUNGER GENERATION, EVEN TAKING THEM SKATEBOARDING AT WHATABURGER.>>Tucker: KEEP IN MIND, THAT JUST HAPPENED. THE FRIENDS HE JUST OCCURRED, IT WAS JUST LAST MONTH. COLLEGE-EDUCATED ADULTS IN AN ADVANCED COUNTRY WITH AIR TRAVEL AND AIR CONDITIONING, TALKING LIKE THAT IN PUBLIC. PRETTY EMBARRASSING, MY GOSH. BUT BEFORE WE GET TO JUDGEY ABOUT IT, A CONFESSION, WE DID IT TO. BETO’S MAGIC DISTORTED OUR OBJECTIVITY FOR A SECOND, MAY BE THE SKATEBOARDING OR THE WEIRD RESEMBLANCE TO A YOUNG BOBBY KENNEDY. WHATEVER IT WAS, WE LOST CONTROL LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. BETO LOVES ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, SAYS GMA. HE IS NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE, HE DOESN’T DO STUFFY SPEECHES OR POLICY PROGRAMS. HE IS NOT GOING TO BORE YOU WITH ENTITLEMENT PROJECTIONS OR SOME SCARY STUFF ABOUT THE KOREAN PENINSULA. BETO HAS A SKATEBOARD AND WHERE IS NEVADA T-SHIRTS. HIS VISION FOR THIS COUNTRY AS 1995, THE YEAR HE WAS LIVING WAY UPTOWN IN THIS WALK UP, WORKING AS A MAN, KNEW THIS DUDE AT WEST 112TH STREET WITH SOME OF THE STICKIEST BLOOD IN MANHATTAN. A LITTLE HEAVY, BUT SWEET. IT WAS A GOOD TIME. BETO WANTS TO BRING US BACK TO THAT TIME. WE GOT A LITTLE CARRIED AWAY, SORRY ABOUT THAT. IT ALL SEEMED SO INNOCENT THEN, BACK A FEW WEEKS AGO, BACK IN MARCH OF 2019. IT WAS BETO AND US AND A DREAM. IT WAS A SIMPLER TIME. WE THOUGHT ANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE THEN, WE THOUGHT WE COULD WRITE OUR OWN STORY. WE DIDN’T KNOW THAT EVEN FAIRY TALES AND, AND ONE DAY HOURS DATE END. THE MAGIC TURNED TO DUST, BITTER IN OUR MOUTHS, LIKE A PEYOTE BUTTON, ONE DAY THE MUSIC DIED. GOODBYE, MISS AMERICAN PIE. WEIRDLY YOUTHFUL MIDDLE-AGED WHITE GUY WITH A HISPANIC NICKNAME. THERE IS A NEW HEART HEARTTHROB IN CABLE NEWS, HE IS YOUNGER, HE IS SHALLOWER, HE IS EVEN LESS EXPERIENCED. HE’S GOT AN EVEN WEIRDER NAME, PLUS HE IS GAY. OF THE PERFECT CANDIDATE FOR VOTERS WHO SAY THEY LOVE DIVERSITY BUT DON’T WANT TO VOTE FOR STACEY ABRAMS. THIS CANDIDATE COULD HAVE BEEN CREATED IN A LAB AT CNN, AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN PAID THERE IS NO STOPPING A MAN LIKE THIS. AT LEAST UNTIL ELECTION DAY. ON SOME LEVEL, BETO MUST KNOW IT IS OVER THERE HE IS NO GENIUS, BUT HE CAN SMELL IT. MORE THAN SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE FIRST VOTES ARE CAST IN IOWA, HE WILL KEEP RAISING MONEY, HIS ONE REAL SKILL, BUT HIS POLITICAL CAREER IS DONE. Q. THE CENTER FRONT OF PLAYLIST. SO WHAT ARE THE LESSONS OF THE SINKING OF THE SSP 21. HERE IS ONE, HE SHOULD HAVE RUN ON SOMETHING. IT IS HARD TO WIN ON CHARISMA ALONE, HILLARY CLINTON RECENTLY DISCOVERED. SO WHY NOT BE THE ONE PERSON IN THE RACE WITH REAL IDEAS? THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE BIG IDEAS, HOW ABOUT EVERY ANY IDEA?>>ANYONE COULD HAVE TRIED THAT, BUT INSTEAD HE STRUNG TOGETHER CLICHES LIKE ONE OF THOSE WORD GAMES. REMEMBER MAD LIBS THAT USED TO PLAY WITH YOUR BROTHER ON THE ROAD TRIPS, THE LONG, SEEMINGLY COHERENT SENTENCES THAT WHEN YOU READ THEM, DON’T ACTUALLY MEAN ANYTHING. BETO WAS BIG ON THOSE. HERE IS BETO DOING THAT ON THE GREEN NEW DEAL.>>THIS COUNTRY WAS WILLING TO SACRIFICE MEN AND WOMEN ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DEFEATED GERMANY, THAT WE WON THAT WAR, AND FOR THE FOLLOWING 75 YEARS, WE MADE THIS WORLD SAFE FOR DEMOCRACY. THE GREEN NEW DEAL CALLED THAT SERVICE AND SCALED, SCALE OF COMMITMENT, WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES WE FACE TODAY.>>Tucker: THOSE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT BETO ASKED TO JUST YESTERDAY AT UVA. SO THE QUESTION FOR THE REST OF US IS: ARE VOTERS READY TO SUFFER, I DON’T KNOW, 400,000 U.S. COMBAT DEATHS FOR THE SAKE OF THE CLIMATE? WHAT DOES A CARBON DIOXIDE CANAL LOOK LIKE? CO TWO SIDE PAN, WILL BE FROM TOKYO AGAIN WITH FIREBOMBS? HOW WOULD THAT AFFECT THE TEMPERATURE? … STUPID, NONE OF THIS IS REAL, THE GREEN NEW DEAL ISN’T A DEAL, IT IS A WISH FULFILLMENT POSING AS LEGISLATION. BUT HERE’S THE THING, BETO KEPT A STRAIGHT FACE THROUGHOUT THAT TALK LIKE HE SINCERELY MEANT IT. WHO DOES THAT? MEDIOCRE PEOPLE DO THAT. MEDIOCRE PEOPLE TELL IMPLAUSIBLE LIES AND DEMAND THAT YOU PRETEND TO BELIEVE THEM. IS BETO A MEDIOCRE PERSON? WE WILL LET YOU DECIDE. IN 2017, BETO O’ROURKE GAVE A TOTAL OF LESS THAN 1% OF HIS INCOME — ONE-THIRD OF 1%, TO BE PRECISE — TO CHARITY. KEEP IN MIND, HE IS A RICH, VERY RICH. HERE IS HIS EXPLANATION FOR WHY HE DID THAT.>>I SERVED IN PUBLIC OFFICE SINCE 2005. I DO MY BEST TO CONTRIBUTE TO MY COMMUNITY, MY STATE, AND NOW, OF MY COUNTRY. THERE ARE WAYS THAT I DO THIS THAT ARE MEASURABLE, AND THERE ARE WAYS THAT I DO THIS THAT ARE IMMEASURABLE HERE THERE ARE CHARITIES WE DONATE TO THAT WE HAVE RECORDED AND ITEMIZED, OTHERS THAT WE HAVE NOT. BUT I TELL YOU, I AM DOING EVERYTHING I CAN RIGHT NOW, SPENDING THIS TIME WITH YOU, BECAUSE I WANT TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TRUTH WITH EVERYTHING THAT WE’VE GOT.>>Tucker: OKAY, SO SAVE THAT TAPE. THAT IS FROM UVA YESTERDAY, AND YOU’RE GOING TO WANT TO DOWNLOAD THAT AND KEEP THAT FOR YOUR GRANDCHILDREN BECAUSE BETO, PEDESTRIAN AS HE IS IN SO MANY WAYS, DID SOMETHING THAT IS NEVER BEEN DONE OR ATTEMPTED BY A POLITICIAN BEFORE, UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICAN POLITICAL LIFE. BETO HAS JUST MADE THE CASE THAT HIS ENTIRE LIFE, BETO’S ENTIRE LIFE, IS A KIND OF CHARITABLE DONATION. ALL OF US GET THE GIFT OF BETO, JUST BECAUSE HE IS HERE. EVERY TIME BETO SPEAKS, IT IS LIKE ENDOWING A LIBRARY IN BURMA. OR CURING SHINGLES IN MALAWI. OUR BATTLE IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY IN APPALACHIA, OR SENDING MOSQUITO NETS TO THE CONGO. EVERY TIME HE TALKS, WHEN HE TWEETS, IT IS AN ACT OF CHARITY, SOMETHING THAT MAKES THIS WORLD WISER AND BETTER SMELLING. HE CAN WRITE HIMSELF OFFICE TAXES IF HE WANTED TO. IF THE IRS WOULD HAVE TO LET HIM. HIS GOODNESS IS SO CLEARLY DEDUCTIBLE, NO LAWYER WOULD CONTEST THAT. BUT BETO DOESN’T DO THAT, HE DOESN’T SHIRK HIS DUTIES.

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