A video of Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) air-drumming to the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” shortly after his debate with Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzElection Countdown: Small-donor donations explode | Russian woman charged with midterm interference | Takeaways from North Dakota Senate debate | O'Rourke gives 'definitive no' to 2020 run | Dems hope Latino voters turn Arizona blue White vote is 'fundamental problem' for Texas Dems, political analysts says Houston Chronicle endorses Beto O'Rourke in Texas Senate race MORE (R-Texas) on Friday night is making the rounds on social media.

“This may be the best song ever written,” O’Rourke said of the Who’s 1971 track while waiting in a drive-thru line at a local Whataburger. 


The Texas Democrat then broke out in impromptu air-drumming during his 45-minute video livestreamed from his official Facebook page following his first debate with Cruz at Southern Methodist University.

The video, posted online late Friday night, garnered over 205,000 views on Facebook as of Saturday afternoon. 

The video comes as the three-term congressman attempts to gain ground in his quest to unseat Cruz.  

Though Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in decades, a few polls have pointed to a narrowing margin between both candidates. 

recent Reuters–Ipsos–University of Virginia Center for Politics poll released on Wednesday found that O'Rourke holds a 2-point lead over the incumbent Republican.

The video also comes a month after another video went viral showing O’Rourke skateboarding at a local Whataburger.