BEN SHAPIRO (HOST): Now, again, does any of this have real high stakes? No. Somebody will be elected Speaker of the House in the end, it will probably be a Republican, it will probably be Kevin McCarthy, and then we'll all go back to sleep. This does not have widespread consequences.
What it does do is it, again, underscores one of the reasons Republicans did very poorly in the last election cycle. And one of the reasons Republicans did very poorly in the last election cycle is a general perception that Republicans are incompetent and foolish.
It's not because people like Democrats. People don't like Joe Biden, people don't like John Fetterman, people don't like Raphael Warnock, people are not in love with Mark Kelly. What happened is that Republicans ran a bunch of candidates who are not particularly good. And there's a generalized feeling among the populace that the Republicans are not capable of making their own breakfast.
And when you keep demonstrating over and over again that you're not capable of making your own breakfast, people say, ok, well, I don't like those other guys, but at least they're capable of making their own breakfast. At least they run like a machine.