TUCKER CARLSON: Evan McMullin is a fraud — Utah voters should know what they’re voting for every time.
JOE MANUKIN: If we had only one choice and you had to choose him, he’s the winner.
TUCKER CARLSON: So where the hell did he get the idea, why did he go against the consensus?
Evan McMullin is a Utah Democrat. He’s an expert in communications and he’s a former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy.
SEN. TED KENNEDY: I could not have imagined voting for someone in this fashion.
TUCKER CARLSON: To me, he’s the least qualified candidate we’ve ever had for president, but that didn’t stop me from being fascinated.
Evan McMullin’s website says he’s the former co-chairman of the campaign for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. And he’s the founder of a website, Onward, that advocates conservative principles based on a philosophy known as political libertarianism.
We decided to put him to the test, to see if his ideas would hold up to the test of election. We got to do some research. We made an appointment to interview him. We spent a few hours at his home in Washington, D.C.
TUCKER CARLSON: So what can you tell me about your background?
Evan McMullin: Well, I grew up in a very conservative family. I’m the oldest of four children. My father was an evangelical pastor. He was a very conservative family. My mom was a homemaker, and she raised six children, and I was the second oldest. My older brother and I grew up in a home that was very conservative, very religious.
TUCKER CARLSON: So your parents taught you all kind of conservative beliefs?
Evan McMullin: Yes. So my parents taught us what we should believe in our faith, and our family life, and I think they tried to instill in us the values and the beliefs that you need to live in a society that’s more than just materialism.
TUCKER CARLSON: Did your parents instill in you a sense of responsibility and purpose to use your abilities to help others?
Evan McMullin: Well, I never felt like I was called to preach. I always felt that God had