Three-term Democratic Congressman and potential 2020 presidential candidate Joe Kennedy III gave the official Democratic Party response to President Donald Trump’s 2018 State of the Union speech.
The speech likely destroyed Kennedy’s chances in 2020, as he fell for the “SOTU Response Curse,” joining Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Jim Webb (D-VA).
The speech was universally panned by conservatives on Twitter with blue check marks.
This speech is weird and poorly delivered. But it does make me want to hug this earnest young Kennedy.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 31, 2018
I’m sorry this Kennedy speech is a BIG mistake. It is awful and Sophomoric.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) January 31, 2018
This Kennedy kid is giving a speech that sounds like it was pulled off a google search of “boilerplate democrat class warfare platitude”
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) January 31, 2018
Having a Kennedy give a speech in front of a car could only be one upped by having a Kennedy give a speech in front of a car on a bridge.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) January 31, 2018
Kennedy III appears to be drooling
— F. Bill McMorris (@FBillMcMorris) January 31, 2018
Bravo to the Dem advance staffer who decided to put a Kennedy in front of a car wreck on national TV.
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 31, 2018
Anybody who thinks Joe Kennedy’s response was any good should have tomatoes thrown at them.
He was terrible and that George Costanza discoloration thing he had in the corner of his mouth….yuck.
And what knucklehead thought sticking him in front of a car was a good idea?
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) January 31, 2018
As a longtime NFL fan, for the better life of me & no criticism of Joe Kennedy who really looks very much like Andy Dalton, but who exactly behind the scenes decided the #SOTU response should be done from Massachusetts … With. A. Bengals. Banner. In. The. Background? #JoeKennedy
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) January 31, 2018
The Dems’ big ideas so far in 2018:
1) Daytime television snake-oil salesman for president
2) Scream at Kirstjen Nielsen for not hearing every word said in a 12 person meeting
3) Find a drooling middle-school Kennedy to be the new face of the party
— Kyle Smith (@rkylesmith) January 31, 2018