Beto O’Rourke as the Second Coming of the Beatles My advice is that when it’s time to vote, take a listen to “Imagine.”

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By Lynn Woolley

The Beatles are my all-time favorite rock and roll band – just ahead of the Beach Boys, the Crickets and the Rolling Stones. But just because I admired the songwriting prowess of Lennon and McCartney and the sweet harmonies they produced, that doesn’t mean the Beatles made any sense at all at politics.

In fact, I’ve written about John Lennon’s “Imagine,” a left-wing tribute to socialism.

By the same token, the adulation the Left has for Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke seems to come from his looks and his personality – a sort of “arousal factor” like Bill Clinton used to enjoy.

Photo: Beto O’Rourke, Bill Maher (Credit: Janet Van Ham/HBO).

O’Rourke certainly has no ideas that would benefit our country; his platform reads like Lennon’s “Imagine” or that of Bernie Sanders. Yet on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the host reacted to cheering for Beto saying:

“It’s like when the Beatles came to America.”

Beto’s got viral videos. And he can skateboard.

I never knew – prior to the Beto phenomenon – that being in a punk band, being photographed in a dress, having an arrest record, having a mug shot, and just being so damned personable were what it took to be a United States senator.

I sort of thought that Ted Cruz, who made promises, kept them, and took hell from the Left and the Right for doing so with regard to the abolishment of socialized healthcare in America, has functioned as the finest senator in the country.

Video: Robert Francis O’Rourke on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO.

But what do I know? Apparently, Ted Cruz is too serious. He has actual ideas on big issues such as healthcare and immigration and they make logical sense.

But who can compare with Beto?

Cruz is a serious politician who, like President Trump, loves this country. Cruz is a master debater, a traditionalist on marriage and gender, an expert on the Constitution, and a proven conservative. And yet…

• Millions have seen the video of Beto defending NFL player’s “right” to kneel as a protest to the National Anthem.

• Another viral video shows O’Rourke skateboarding through a Whataburger parking lot.

• National magazines are touting Beto for vice president — or even for the 2020 nomination.

• Beto has famously outstripped Cruz in fundraising.

• Beto landed a spot on the Ellen DeGeneres Show (who knew it was still on the air?).

• Beto seems to enjoy descriptions of himself as “Kennedy-esque” with “boyish good looks” – the arousal factor.

• And, of course, there’s the “Real Time with Bill Maher” audience that cheered him – you know, as if he were the Beatles.

Video: ‘I can think of nothing more American’: Beto O’Rourke responds to question on NFL protests

Ah, but the Beatles read their own press clippings as well.

John Lennon took flak for comparing the popularity of the Beatles to Jesus. And I, for one, suspect that Beto may be more popular than the Deity to secular, socialist, liberals.

They have a lot of enthusiasm for their empty suit – but if they go to the polls in great numbers, the substance of Sen. Ted Cruz could lose to Beto’s arousal factor. Texas conservatives outnumber liberals in the state by several hundred thousand voters.

Video: The Irishman from El Paso skateboarding through a Whataburger parking lot

My advice is that when it’s time to vote, take a listen to “Imagine.”

From the Texas Tribune: Another commercial opened with O’Rourke’s mugshot as it highlighted his two arrests: first in 1995 for attempted burglary and then in 1998 for driving while intoxicated. He was never convicted in the cases.

If that’s what you want, you’re going to vote for Beto. If you prefer “Let It Be,” or “A Hard Days’ Night,” it’s OK to love the Beatles — and vote for Ted Cruz.

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