‘Wow!’; CBS Salivates Over Democrat Wes Moore Winning in Deep Blue Maryland

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Thursday’s CBS Mornings did its part to continue the liberal gloating after Tuesday’s midterms results, including the time-old tradition of fawning over diversity victories. This time, co-host and Democratic donor Gayle King marveled over Democrat Wes Moore winning the governor’s mansion in a “historic victory” for deep-blue Maryland.

“Ahead, one of the big election winners for the Democrats, we will talk to Maryland’s Governor-elect, that’s Wes Moore about his historic victory and his plans for the next four years,” King gushed in a tease about Moore who, like her, is where she is thanks to one person: Oprah Winfrey.

Teeing up Moore, she swooned over Moore as “a political newcomer” who “scored a decisive win” with a campaign “on issues like creating equal opportunity and ending child poverty” and “victory speech…about maintaining hope in the face of cynicism.”

Adding a “wow,” King boasted she was “very excited that you’re here” and invited him to “take us in the moment” when he found out he had won and “what did that feel like to you.”

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After saying he was “excited that this was going to be Maryland’s moment to be bold and to go fast,” King followed up with another softball: “Talk about being bold, though, Wes, this is your first public office. This is your first public office. This seems aiming very high, and you want this job, why?”

Co-host Tony Dokoupil was similar enthralled: “Well, Governor, no one elects a resume, but you’ve got quite a resume, Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes Scholar to Oxford, 82nd Airborne, a Captain, a paratrooper, combat action in Afghanistan.”

But instead of go down that road, he used the last question to gently ask about crime: “[C]rime is on people’s minds these days, at the very least, the perception of crime, not only in Maryland, but across the country is really, really high right now. How are you going to tackle it?”

Moore replied the state needs “urgency” and, along with thwarting illegal guns, rectify the fact that “third of all people who are who are actually committing the violent crimes are in violation of parole and probation” even though “we know who they are, but we continue to allow violent offenders on the streets.”

Going to break, King had one more dose of chumminess: 

Well, Wes, you’re making a lot of people believers and please tell your lovely wife on her Instagram, it says “[p]roud wife of Maryland gubernatorial candidate.” She has to change that. She has to change that. Wes Moore, congratulations to you and your family. I know this won’t be our last conversation.

Gag.

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To see the relevant transcript from November 10, click “expand.”

CBS Mornings
November 10, 2022
7:20 a.m. Eastern [TEASE]

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Coming Up; Governor-Elect Wes Moore]

GAYLE KING: Ahead, one of the big election winners for the Democrats, we will talk to Maryland’s Governor-elect, that’s Wes Moore about his historic victory and his plans for the next four years.

(….)

7:30 a.m. Eastern

[ON-SCREEN HEADLINE: Maryland’s Next Leader; Wes Moore on His Historic Gubernatorial Victory and Challenges Ahead]

KING: A political newcomer made history in the Governor’s race in Maryland. His name is Wes Moore. He’s a Democrat, he scored a decisive win over Republican Dan Cox. His victory speech was about maintaining hope in the face of cynicism. He campaigned on issues like creating equal opportunity and ending child poverty. Now, Wes Moore will become Maryland’s first Black Governor and just the third Black Governor to be elected in US history. Wow. Wes Moore joins us now. Good morning to you and congratulations to you, Governor-to-be. Really good to see, Wes Moore.

GOVERNOR-ELECT WES MOORE (D-MD): Thank you. Good morning. It is good to see you.

GAYLE KING: So we were watching that night — no we are very excited that you’re here, Wes. So we were watching that night, I want you to take us in the moment. Where were you? How did you get the news that you were going to be the next Governor of Maryland? And what did that feel like to you?

MOORE: It was remarkable, and I remember we were in the war room, where we had all these cameras and the team was round crunching numbers and the polls closed at eight, and a little after the polls closed, we were watching some of these other results coming in. And then my campaign manager raised his finger and said, “Hold on.” And he said, ‘We just got the word, we just won,” and the room just erupted. And the thing that was really exciting was once the numbers started coming in was how we won. That we were winning in urban areas, rural areas, suburban areas. We just won across the State — Democrats, Independents, and we took a huge swath of Republicans and so it was exciting that the State spoke with a unified voice that we were tired of being at each other’s throats. We were tired about caring more about who came up with the idea than is it a good idea, and we were excited that this was going to be Maryland’s moment to be bold and to go fast, but we are going to do it together. So, it was a great night.

KING: Talk about being bold, though, Wes, this is your first public office. This is your first public office. This seems aiming very high, and you want this job, why?

MOORE: Well, I want this job because we know that in order for us to really deal with the challenges that frankly, I’ve been working on for my entire life. You know, I tell people, I’ve been a public servant for much of my life. I led soldiers in combat with the 82nd Airborne Division. I started a successful small business helping first generation students go to and through college, and I led one of the largest poverty fighting organizations in America. But I know that if we aren’t dealing with the systems that continue to allow people to fall between the cracks, we’ll just find ourselves repeatedly cleaning up the debris that comes from broken systems. And so, I’ve been a public servant for much of my life, I just haven’t been a politician, so I know the approach that I plan on taking to these problems of working collaboratively, working across sectors, and working across political parties to actually accomplish big things. That’s exactly the approach that I plan on taking as Maryland’s next Governor.

TONY DOKOUPIL: Well, Governor, no one elects a resume, but you’ve got quite a resume, Johns Hopkins University, Rhodes Scholar to Oxford, 82nd Airborne, a Captain, a paratrooper, combat action in Afghanistan. What do you think it was about your — well, actually no, let me go into one of the issues that you just mentioned, crime is on people’s minds these days, at the very least, the perception of crime, not only in Maryland, but across the country is really, really high right now. How are you going to tackle it?

MOORE: I think we have to move with level of urgency. And, you know, I actually came off the campaign trail earlier this year, because I spoke at the vigil of a 69-year-old grandmother, who was a member of my church in East Baltimore, and he was working as a custodian in the church and she was killed in the church bathroom, a 69-year-old grandmother. So this is real, and we are seeing this in our communities across the State, but the thing is, we need to have partnership from the State of Maryland, where a third of all people who are who are actually committing the violent crimes are in violation of parole and probation. So we know who they are. But we continue to allow violent offenders on the streets. That’s something the State can work on. We have to address the fact that we’ve got these illegal guns that continue flooding into our communities, and so that means working with Federal partners to ensure that we are getting and keeping these illegal guns out of our neighborhoods, but it is also about ensuring that our children actually have a pathway. You know, I first felt handcuffs on my wrist when I was 11 years old, and I think back to myself now that if someone would have told that 11-year-old kid, that one day you’re going to be the Governor of this State, or a Governor of the State of Maryland, I wouldn’t have believed it. We’ve got to make sure that our children can actually believe in a hope and in a promise that they might not see in front of them right now, and that means knowing they will you’re not going to arrest or militarize our way out of these challenges.

KING: Well, Wes, you’re making a lot of people believers and please tell your lovely wife on her Instagram, it says “Proud wife of Maryland gubernatorial candidate.” She has to change that. She has to change that. Wes Moore, congratulations to you and your family. I know this won’t be our last conversation. We’ll be right back.

MOORE: Bless you!

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