Well, let’s hope so!
Stop Trying To Make Beto Happen; Ted Cruz Will Trounce Him And Here’s Why
Beto O’Rourke is different than most politicians in Washington DC. It may sound mean, but most of the elected people walking the halls of the U.S. Capitol look as though they fell out of the ugly tree and hit every branch on the way down — with very few exceptions. O’Rourke, a 45-year-old representative from El Paso Texas, has boyish good looks that seem out of place in Washington. He’s the kind of politician that would look comfortable on the cover of Time as well as Vanity Fair.
Those looks and his charm have people opening their checkbooks. O’Rourke announced he raised $6.7 million in the last cycle which is very impressive especially when factoring it does not include PAC money that he’s sworn off. O’Rourke draws large crowds everywhere he goes, whether it’s close to his hometown of El Paso or in the suburbs of Tarrant County where conservatism runs deep. Naturally, due to that success, O’Rourke attracts a national following that has him making appearances on Bill Maher and getting write-ups in The New York Times as well as glowing reviews from other writers as well. Unfortunately, too many of them are wish-casting. They want to believe O’Rourke can beat Ted Cruz, the Republican incumbent.
It’s not going to happen.
Frank Bruni has a new piece where he writes the following:
Cruz is a rare and precious gift. He’s so loathed that any passable Democrat with a picayune chance of toppling him was bound to draw more attention and inspire more hope than the political dynamics warranted. While President Trump’s unpopularity endangers his party’s incumbents far and wide and Texas may indeed be getting bluer, the state has been very red for very long. The last time a Democrat won statewide office was 24 years ago.
But Beto is more than passable. Many of his campaign events are mobbed. People line up for selfies and then insist on hugs.