Beto Backs Out of First Scheduled Debate With Ted Cruz
Meanwhile, O’Rourke will be headed back to California (again) to appear on Ellen’s talk show next week.
Rep. Beto O’Rourke backed out of the first scheduled debate with Senator Cruz.
Scheduled for Friday, August 31, the debate was to be the first of five (or six, O’Rourke wanted a final debate in his hometown, El Paso).
Last month, O’Rourke asked if the August 31 debate could be moved to October, closer to the election. O’Rourke claims the two campaigns are still in negotiations while Cruz’s campaign is acting like the date of the first debate was settled.
From The Daily Caller:
“There was no debate ever agreed to for Friday,” O’Rourke’s office told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The two campaigns are in open discussions to plan mutually agreed upon debates.”
O’Rourke claimed Cruz’s terms were too rigid, but that the two would debate eventually.
From the Texas Tribune:
O’Rourke said Monday that Cruz’s campaign has “attempted to dictate” different aspects of the debate schedule, such as the time, the moderators and which subjects the candidates could speak about.
“We’re working through those differences, and we’re trying to introduce more of a collaborative style to the negotiations than he may be used to,” O’Rourke said during the forum. “And so we’re confident that out of that, we’re going to come to something good.”
Cruz’s team shot back Monday evening.
“[O’Rourke] begged for debates, but when Sen. Cruz invited him to five debates all across Texas, suddenly O’Rourke seemed to get scared,” spokesperson Emily Miller said, adding that “except for when he has to be in DC for his work in the Senate, Cruz is ready and excited to debate O’Rourke, including this Friday.”
Meanwhile, O’Rourke will be headed back to California (again) to appear on Ellen’s talk show next week.
See you September 5th, @BetoORourke. #ellen16 https://t.co/b5ZUIALRvF
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 28, 2018
Recently, O’Rourke secured yet another Hollywood endorsement:
So perfectly articulated. I would vote for @BetoORourke if I could. https://t.co/fUgB5RaAkL
— Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD) August 22, 2018
He’s very popular in California, apparently. Which might explain why he spends so much time fundraising in the Golden State for his election in Texas.
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Yeah, Ellen Degenerate doesn’t go over real well here. But you go ahead Beta, rack up the “likes” from all your prog buddies in Cali, see how that plays out on election day. Don’t forget your pink sneakers.
The left is swooning over Beto so much that I saw one piece already “predicting” that Beto will be elected President in 2024. Of course he will.
Not a chance in Hell he will be anywhere near the Presidential Ballot in 2024. NONE.
In fact, I would suggest that the polls that show him even being competitive with Sen. Cruz are poorly designed, and under-representative at best.
“are poorly designed”
In plain English, they are rigged.
He’s the new Abortion Barbie. Every couple years the leftists in California and New York soil themselves over a new liberal darling that is going to ‘turn Texas blue’, and they lose in a landslide.
Yeah. California. Say the word and Texans immediately tremble and slaver. Fresh. Red. Meat.
Then they get all ragey mad and huck their brass chaw-bucket at the hog sleeping on the porch couch. Unfortunately, the half-full bucket ricochets into an open window and makes a hash of grandpappy’s freshly pressed confederate civil war uniform (the yankees are the true bad guys because … … Ol’ Jeff Davis blah blah blah ..northers… jim crow was yankee.. blah blah.)
Stereotypes are fun.
Wait. What? Ellen!!?????!!!! OMFG TEH FURRINUR SUCCUBUS?!?
Yup, nothin heer butt fleas, ticks, skeeters and fire ants. Nothin to pull urbane urbanites such as yourself. So stop moving here.
Rattlesnakes and prickly pears.
Like all progressives, the less said about their real agenda the better. It’s safer to ignore specifics and talk about the big picture…with celebrities, of course.
Thank The Maker Cruz is on Roesnstein’s side.
Rod Rosenstein supports the Drug War
Strangely, your linked article has zero mentions of Cruz.
When he’s stoned, which by his comments seems to be most of the time, he sees Cruz everywhere.
I see you are unaware of the Cruz position on Prohibition.
Or Beto’s – Beto is against it.
BTW Trump got 49% in Florida. Med pot got 71%. That means at minimum 41% of Trump voters voted for med pot by simple arithmetic.
Is it really wise to cast aspersions on the voters Trump will need to win Florida?
And it is worse than that.
Trump won – North Dakota, Florida, Arkansas, and Montana. Medical marijuana also won those States. The Republican establishment opposes Medical Marijuana.
I see a 1932 in the Republican future if they don’t get their act together. Prohibition was not a big seller in 1932.
I predicted it 7 years ago
We get it, already. You want to smoke weed.
I get it. Republicans don’t want those votes.
I hope you get your wish.
Because the socialism that comes with it will be good for everyone. FDR was a great President, eh?
BTW did you know elections are lost by subtraction?
Thank The Maker Trump is of a different opinion. (He agrees with me -LOL)
In a speech delivered at the Miami Herald’s Company of the Year Awards luncheon [April 1990], Donald Trump condemned the “war on drugs” as “a joke” and called for the legalization of drugs. “We’re losing badly the war on drugs,” he said. “You have to legalize drugs to win that war. You have to take the profit away from these drug czars.”
“BTW Trump got 49% in Florida. Med pot got 71%. That means at minimum 41% of Trump voters voted for med pot by simple arithmetic.”
This is monumentally flawed logic. You realize that not everyone has to vote for everything down the ballot, right?
I’m convinced that med pot is good for the economy, but anything that promotes the health of stupidity (that’s you, if you didn’t figure it out) makes me think twice.
I wouldn’t want to debate Cruz either…… especially if I was shaky in what I believed like Beto. Time to duck and weave, and avoid the Cruz body shots. Ellen is a big socialist softy with everyone’s money but her own.
So I guess he’s good at delivering prepared speeches before astroturfed audiences for a staged video, but not so much at engaging in intelligent debate when there’s someone around to challenge his philosophy and claims? Color me not surprised.
Yes. Apparently what he wants is “Town Hall” type “debates” where he can stack the audience with people who will disrupt the session. And, of course, he wants the “home court” advantage for the last event before the election. Oh, and he wanted two debates conducted solely en Español. Cruz does speak, but his is Cuban, not Tex-Mex or Mexican Español (and allegedly not appreciated by Mexicans).
No debates for elective office should be held in any language but English. A working knowledge of English is required for citizenship. Campaigning and debating in Spanish is playing to the illegals.
O’Rourke doesn’t have the brain-power to debate anything of substance with Cruz, or the ability to lie well enough to avoid looking like a cretin. There will be talk of debates, but no debates.
Beto can’t help it, he was born with a silver spoon up his a$$.
Which explains why he talk sh**.
Texas goes from “One Riot, One Ranger” to electing a Beta Male cuckold like Beto – doubtful.
I swear he is a Kennedy offspring, he looks just like one.
Yep, he reminds of Bobby Kennedy back in the ’60s.
His dad had his sister lobotomized because she liked the boys too much? Or his brother pimped out his teenage intern to a big campaign donor? Or his brother shared a hooker with a mob boss? I’m confused. CAMELOT! FORWARD!
Right down to the coiffed hair and Bucky Beaver teeth.
Why is it every time I see a picture of Beto all I think of is Napoleon Dynamite? https://youtu.be/TcWPiHjIExA
Can he dance?
More seriously, it’s sad and scary how quickly progressives glom on like this.
First off, he needs to be called by his real name – either Robert or Bob.
Second Emily Miller. Beautiful woman and a great writer.
I want a gun. I don’t feel safe living in Washington, D.C. and want to protect myself. I’m starting today by going down to City Hall to find the gun permit office to tell them, “I want a gun.” This series will follow me as I navigate the city bureaucracy and outdated rules in order to legally buy a firearm.
My desire for a gun started when I had to face down over a dozen criminals on an empty cul de sac in Washington, D.C., armed only with a Blackberry.
Beto is just as much his “real name” as Ted is Cruz’s. It’s the name he’s been known by for all his life. In Cruz’s case, most of his life.
Robert O’Rourke has the Kennedy choppers as well as their lack of balls. He doesn’t want to debate known debating champion Ted Cruz.
Just an aside, but Dreyfuss said of O’Rourke “So perfectly articulated.” I think she means “articulate,” which, obviously, she is not.
Yet another Hollyweird “egghead.”
Or perhaps Beto is “constructed with one or more pivoted joints” and she’s marveling at that…
What’s the matter with Beto? He looks like he belongs in a Bevis and Butthead cartoon: narrow squinty eye’s, looking half asleep, etc.
After Beta loses to Cruz by double digits, I encourage him to teach all us Texans a lessen and move to Cacafornia. There’s a street in San Francisco with his name all over it.
The Odumbo scam only works once in a hundred years.
I never underestimate the stupidity of voters when they hear “free stuff”.
I’m a pretty confident public speaker and I’d be terrified of debating Ted Cruz, although I’d have trouble finding a point of contention with him. You can’t blame O’Rourke for wetting his pants at the thought of it.
Also, who names their kid “Beta”? Seems like a self-fulfilling prophesy.
Beta’s hoping the money of Californians can get him elected in Texas. Funny how the democrats always complain about corporate money, but not other forms of outside money affecting elections.
Being a temporary (25 years) resident of El Paso, I have strong opinions on the incompetence and idiocy of Beta mostly from up close and personal experiences…..
So, what I’ve been seeing the last few weeks….. lots of anti-Beta posts on “just regular Joe’s” Facebook pages…. people who don’t even post stuff about Trump or Obama. The “regular Joe’s” mostly see him as an Austin style punk teenager with a silver spoon up his (see legacyrepublican).
Also, Cruz launched his first “things more American than Beto O’Rourke” ads with a testimonial from a Vet. If he keeps those rolling, he’s got it in the bag. I’d kind of like to see one with a contrast of Kapernick and JJ Watts….
Beto is a Beta.
Beto the Beta Dog…..roll over and let the Big Dawg Cruz sniff your belly!