Just how much of a beta male is California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom? Enough to require rescuing from a total shellacking by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis during a debate between the two men held on Thursday evening. Talk about embarrassing. Nothing points to a lack of testicular fortitude like needing your wife to fight your battles for you. If I were the Democratic Party and I was searching for a possible replacement for President Joe Biden as the presidential nominee, the debate performance of Newsom would have me quickly looking elsewhere.
Then again, their party simply loves weak, pliable men as they are docile and easy to control, so maybe looking like a wimp, getting proverbially beat into a bloody pulp by DeSantis, and being the damsel in distress to be saved his strong, empowered wife is exactly what the Democrats are looking for.
“We will take a break. They have agreed to stay,” Hannity commented. “Well, that’s I guess the debate on the fly. We’ll continue on the other side and later have live post-debate coverage.”
Here’s more on the behind-the-scenes drama from the Daily Wire:
Behind the scenes, however, the Newsom team was reportedly furious over the outcome of the debate, with Newsom adviser Sean Clegg claiming: “The debate was rigged.”
Much of the reaction on social media to the debate was positive for DeSantis and negative for Newsom. During the break before the extended portion of the debate, Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, entered the room and intervened to end the debate, NBC News reported, citing multiple sources with the DeSantis campaign and another source that was unaffiliated with either side.
“We’re done,” she reportedly said. POLITICO reported that two sources, including a DeSantis campaign aide, said the Newsom’s wife had put a stop to the debate extension.
“Gavin Newsom got beat so badly last night his wife literally had to throw in the towel for him,” DeSantis spokesperson Andrew Romeo quipped with more than a little heat on the jab.
Of course, Newsom’s team is painting an entirely different picture of events, stating that it was the decision of both teams to end the debate. However, DeSantis’ team says that’s not the case at all. According to them, DeSantis was fully prepared to continue on for a total of three hours. Yeah, no way Newsom would have survived that long. He was already shredded and eviscerated. He would never be able to recover.
As is the case with most sore losers, a spokesperson representing Newsom said, without any evidence whatsoever, that a teleprompter had been set up for DeSantis in order for him to see what would be asked ahead of time. A spokesperson for Fox said that was not true.
“Newsom’s team was also angered that DeSantis used printed images during the debate to show graphic material taught in California schools and a map of fecal matter on the streets of San Francisco,” the report said.
Fox then responded by stating neither candidate was told they could not use props during the event.
Truth hurts, Newsom.
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