Salem Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt (left) (Screenshot)
(CNSNews.com) – Salem Radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt compared former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s performance in his first Democratic presidential debate to the review for the movie “Cats,” which was considered a box office flop.
“The movie ‘Cats’ got better reviews than Bloomberg. It was so bad. It was maybe the worst debate performance I’ve seen since watching debates in ’76, forward. Hewitt said during a panel discussion on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday.
“However, Bernie can still lose this because I saw de Blasio out last night attacking Buttigieg as smug. I saw Amy Klobuchar attacking Pete Buttigieg as too perfect. You know, they’re killing themselves. On the sidelines, I’m applauding, but they’re killing themselves,” he said.
Hewitt said that James Carville, former advisor and campaign manager to former President Bill Clinton “is living a dream that doesn’t exist anymore, that the Democratic establishment can stop Bernie Sanders.”
“In fact, The Atlantic this morning compared the Democratic establishment unfavorably with The Muppet Show, saying that The Muppet Show is better organized than the Democratic establishment. And I think that’s unfair to The Muppet Show,” Hewitt said.
“I’ll tell you what, if I wanted to Un-Trumpify, using Dan’s book’s title, Un-Trumping America, I would go to Pete Buttigieg because he’s the opposite, and when you get to South Carolina, he’s the representative of America’s small cities and big towns. That’s where he wins. Nevada has two cities. They don’t have a lot of small cities. You look at Columbia, at Greenville, at Orangeville, at Hilton Head, I think Buttigieg could surprise and close that gap in South Carolina,” he said.