TUCKER CARLSON: Evan McMullin is a fraud — Utah voters should know what they’re voting for
Evan McMullin’s rise from the ashes and the “pied piper” persona he developed back in 2010 to being the leading anti-Obama candidate in the Republican field has made a certain amount of sense to me. It also seems strange to me that he seems unable to provide an example of a campaign (in his particular or any other campaign) that has met or exceeded the standards that he puts forth in his book.
However, I don’t think McMullin is intentionally misleading his readers. He isn’t intentionally misleading me. I think it’s pretty clear from this interview that he has to rely on either his own judgment of what the public at large would consider unacceptable campaign tactics or on the judgment of a conservative movement that has developed their own standards in a very short time.
McMullin’s standard does not apply to a campaign that wins the presidency, as is the case with Romney’s campaign, nor does it apply to a campaign that comes in second place in a national election. His standard is for an “artificial candidate” or one who is a “pied piper,” an opportunistic, media-savvy candidate who doesn’t know how to manage his time and never knows when to stop.
McMullin’s book also makes no mention of any time or resource constraints that a candidate has to make up for while in office. If a candidate cannot go after a sitting Congressman on everything from the debt limit to Medicare, McMullin will be the first person to tell you that the issue should have been on his agenda from the beginning. I also don’t think that any campaign has the resources to take on a sitting President that is likely to be reelected, and I don’t think that any political candidate could