Michael Knowles told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” Sunday that Democratic 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke should worry because “Pete Buttigieg is absolutely eating his lunch.”
Knowles, an actor and podcaster for The Daily Wire, noted that the South Bend, Indiana mayor had his own problems to worry about — a nickname conferred upon him by President Donald Trump, for example.
Referencing the MAD Magazine-inspired nickname — which Buttigieg shrugged off as “a generational thing” that he had to Google to understand — Knowles added, “Now that he’s said it, everyone gets the reference and the reason that we’re talking about it is because it’s a very accurate comparison, most people hadn’t thought about it before and unlike Alfred E. Neuman, I think Pete Buttigieg should worry.”
Still, Knowles said that Buttigieg had a leg up over Beto. O’Rourke generated a lot of buzz in the beginning, but as “Fox & Friends” host Jedediah Bila noted, he appears to have “fizzled” in the weeks since.
“Beto O’Rourke plans a reintroduction. Do you have a chance to come out of the gate, flub it a bit and then say, ‘Hold on, I’m going to reintroduce myself, maybe stop standing on countertops on shoes’ Is this going to work?” she asked. (RELATED: Trump: What The Hell Happened To Beto?)
“That name Beto O’Rourke is not ringing a bell,” Knowles responded. “Pete Buttigieg is absolutely eating his lunch. Buttigieg is in every way the better version of Beto O’Rourke. He’s smarter, he’s better educated, he’s more likable, he’s got executive experience and he can check off another box on the intersectional victimhood pyramid.” (RELATED: Tucker On Buttigieg: Whining Is Power)
Knowles concluded that O’Rourke really only had one chance in Iowa, arguing that he would need to convince voters that he’d be able to bring the electoral votes from his home state of Texas — a chance likely made slimmer by the fact that he was unable to deliver a Texas Senate seat in 2018. “It’s a hard case to make, a distant case to make,” Knowles said. “I think Beto is probably not coming back.”