In some 2020 polls, presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke’s getting less than 1% support.
Not too shabby.
Oh, wait — no, that’s really, really, REALLY shabby. He stinks.
Yet, during the first 24 hours after announcing his campaign, he out-raised socialist Uncle Bernie.
So why the dramatic flop?
Oh, and there was this:
So why the heck’s he failing?
Whatever the culprit, Beto’s hitting Reset.
According to the AP:
O’Rourke plans to step up his national media appearances after skipping most of that kind of exposure in recent months. He is scheduled to appear on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show on Monday night and ABC’s The View the next day. He’s also set to offer more concrete policy plans on top issues. So far, he’s issued just one, on climate change.
His climate position was dismissed as a Lite version of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s cow-fart-fighting marvel of stupidity, the Green New Deal (here, here, here, here, and here). But wouldn’t that mean Beto’s was at least better?
Either way, he’s having a hard time:
O’Rourke acknowledges he’s struggled to find his presidential campaign footing.
“I think, in part, I was just trying to keep up when I first started out,” he said after addressing about 40 people at a recent house party in Newton, Iowa. “I really feel like I’ve found my rhythm and my pace, and I just feel comfortable, and I feel like this is what I’m supposed to be doing.”
Right — fans of the Big B can rest easy. His relative absence from the spotlight as of late’s been all about reconfiguration. And he’s about to reintroduce himself to the world:
In a tacit recognition that this approach isn’t working, O’Rourke is planning to try again, taking a hands-on role in staging a “reintroduction” ahead of next month’s premier Democratic presidential debate. As he finalizes his plans, O’Rourke has entered an intentional “quiet period” to build out campaign infrastructure, according to an adviser who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the campaign’s strategy.
One thing’s for sure: 2020 is anyone’s ball game. The election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez confirmed that. She proved voters are willing to pull the lever for someone young, inexperienced, without even general knowledge of general things, ready to talk nonsense at a moment’s opportunity, clueless of basic realities, wholly disconnected from the association between words and actions, specifically ignorant of history, unprepared, unreasonable, irrational…and with a nice figure.
Indeed, if AOC’s taught us anything, it’s that anything could happen in the next election.
So who’ll be President?
Ronald Reagan designated 1983 “The Year of the Bible.” The fart-fighting freshman congresswoman from New York has made it clear: As far as politics are concerned, 2020 could be The Year of the Dummy.
Good Luck, A**-Waxing, B*ll-Scrubbing Beto.
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