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Beto to Re-Re-Set His Failing Campaign With “Major Address” on Thursday

Beto to Re-Re-Set His Failing Campaign With “Major Address” on Thursday

Beto fell down, can he get up?

Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 presidential campaign announced today that Beto will give a special address to the nation in Texas tomorrow. The once rising star in the Democratic party is seeking to reset his campaign. Again.

Garrett Haake reports at NBC News:

Beto O’Rourke to deliver campaign reset speech Thursday

Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke plans to deliver his first major, written address on Thursday, offering a reset of his presidential campaign, a new focus and a fresh strategy for going forward in the wake of a mass shooting in O’Rourke’s hometown of El Paso that killed 22 people last week.

O’Rourke will recommit to holding President Trump accountable for the state of the country — and focus on the stakes of removing a president from office whom he has explicitly linked to the deaths of fellow El Pasoans, according to a senior campaign official.

He’ll focus heavily on three key issues: racism, white supremacy and guns — and plans to propose what the campaign calls “new, bold solutions.”

O’Rourke also plans to call on other candidates, elected officials and members of the media to keep the stakes of this race in mind. The former congressman’s frustration at the political media’s coverage of Trump boiled over last week, in a moment that went viral and drew praise from many Democrats for his raw, emotional response.

This sounds pretty important:

Of course, this is the second time that Beto has tried to “reset” his campaign, and the second time Garrett Haake of NBC News has reported on it.

The first time was on May 15th:

O’Rourke, seeking a reset, reaches out to national Democrats

Beto O’Rourke is asking for a second chance to make a first impression.

After a rocky rollout — punctuated by a Vanity Fair profile in which he was quoted saying he was “born” to be in the 2020 presidential race — the former Texas congressman imposed on himself a period of major-media and fundraising abstinence while he held scores of town hall meetings in early caucus and primary states.

It didn’t seem to help. Dismissing him as thin on substance, The New Republic mocked his “profound emptiness” and Politico concluded that he had “a long history of failing upward.” He’s watched his national poll numbers dwindle — from a high of 12 percent in a Quinnipiac survey in late March to 5 percent in the same survey a month later — and he’s been at 3 percent in several other recent polls.

But with a round of national TV interviews, fresh additions to his campaign team and a more substantial platform beginning to take shape, O’Rourke will now be watched closely by Democratic insiders to see if his soft re-launch — Beto 2.0 — can propel him back into the forefront of the national conversation.

According to the Real Clear Politics average of polls, Beto O’Rourke is currently polling at 1.5 percent in New Hampshire. Two of the polls which make up that average have him at zero.

According to a Monmouth University poll from August 8th, Beto is polling at less than one percent in Iowa.

The “major address” tomorrow will likely be the death rattle of a campaign which should have closed shop weeks ago.

Beto is finished and no one has the heart to tell him.


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Beto is more interested in helping the southern invaders than American citizens. May he rot in hell.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to walls. | August 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Fake Beto (not his real name) could try something new for the 1st time in his life. Honesty!

    But that’s not good when you’re raking in Globalist Bribes, no????????

2smartforlibs | August 14, 2019 at 5:11 pm

How many re-dos does the Kennedy wannabe Beta Skata think he gets?

The only “major address” this guy knows is that of his weed dealer.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

If you think of the horses and men as the media, they sure will try….

his name isn’t “Beto” and he isn’t hispanic.

“Beta” would be more appropriate for this candy assed idiot.

    legacyrepublican in reply to redc1c4. | August 14, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Given some of the photos I have seen of him during his punk rock days, Betty might be even more appropriate.

    ronk in reply to redc1c4. | August 14, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    actually Tonto would be better

    Milhouse in reply to redc1c4. | August 14, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    He isn’t Hispanic and doesn’t claim to be, but “Beto” is as much his name as “Ted” is Cruz’s, or “Barry” was once 0bama’s. It is the name by which he has been generally known since childhood, and under Texas law it is the name that appears on the ballot. He did not invent it for political purposes — he’s been using it since long before he could even pronounce “politics”, let alone use it in a sentence.

    (At Yale, where he was away from everyone who knew him as “Beto” and was trying to fit into a different milieu, he experimented with a different nickname, “Rob”; it didn’t last.)

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | August 14, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      So, you might say he tried to reset his name, not once, but twice. I see a pattern forming.

      According to a story I read recently, his Dad invented it explicitly for political purposes. A real “man of the people”, LOL.

      And a gun grabbing, welfare doling, open borders big-government hack.

        Milhouse in reply to Paul. | August 15, 2019 at 1:50 am

        His dad was preparing him for a political career while he was still in diapers?! How does that make sense?

      Hodge in reply to Milhouse. | August 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm

      “Now let’s deal with this business about the name. Who, or what, gave birth to the legend of Beto?

      Robert Francis prefers to be called by that name, and he and his army of supporters — the Beto bots — swear it has nothing to do with politics. They even point to the fact that O’Rourke seems to have first gotten tagged with the moniker when he was a child, showing off a photo of him as a boy wearing a sweatshirt with the name “Beto” on it.

      What they appear not as eager to talk about, however, is the fact that Patrick O’Rourke — Robert Francis’ father — once explained that he was the one who gave his son the nickname in the first place and the reason had a lot to do with politics, as well as geography. According to The Dallas Morning News, the patriarch reasoned that if his son ever ran for office in El Paso, the odds of being elected in that largely Mexican-American city were far greater with a name like Beto.

      When told of his father’s words, O’Rourke shrugged them off, calling his father “farsighted.”2

legacyrepublican | August 14, 2019 at 5:38 pm

His “Major Address” ought to have been Colorado City, TX, but his dad got him off scot-free. You know, because of elite privilege.

    There’s no actual evidence that his dad got him off anything. He certainly didn’t directly get him off, because he had no way to do so. It’s possible that he made a few phone calls to people who liked him and owed him favors; it’s also possible that someone who owed his dad a favor let Beto off without even being asked. But this is all pure speculation, exactly like the uninformed speculation that W Bush got into TANG because of his father’s (non-existent at the time) influence.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Milhouse. | August 14, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      Of course he did, the O’Rourkes are fond of “resets” can’t you tell?

      “There’s no actual evidence that his dad got him off anything….”

      No true. I have the photos.

        Photos of what? His dad on the phone?!

          kyrrat in reply to Milhouse. | August 15, 2019 at 3:47 am

          Eh more likely referring to the accident report that clearly states witnesses saw him running from the scene of the accident. It actually reminds one a great deal of the more recent case that was referred to as the Affluenza teen. The difference being that he thankfully didn’t kill anyone. He blew a .136 blood alcohol and ran from the accident. When your father is an El Paso County Judge little things like a police report can be ignored.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | August 15, 2019 at 9:37 am

          His father was not a judge, or anything else, at the time this happened. He had no more influence than any other prominent local businessman. So are you claiming any time a prominent businessman’s son gets let off something the father must have arranged it?! That’s exactly the insanity that made people claim Bush Sr must have pulled strings to get W into TANG (even though at the time he had no strings to pull).

Door. Ass. Bang.

This is about his campaign posse. They’re his friends as long as he pays them to be his friends, when that ends? He’s got nothing. Empty fridge at home, two packets of whole foods brand organic herbal chai in the cupboard, a dead ficus in the corner of his livingroom and a hope chest full of shattered dreams.

There’s a joke in the notion that even JJ Abrams couldnt possibly reboot this SJW loser franchise.

I hope he falls off his skateboard and busts his butt.

Nothing more than a big mouth with money. Worthless. Not good for anything or anyone.

Texas should deport him to Mexico.

Comanche Voter | August 14, 2019 at 6:17 pm

A “major address” by a minor and now largely irrelevant player. He’s had his 1.5 seconds of fame and is now flailing and flaming out. We won’t see him in the spring.

caseoftheblues | August 14, 2019 at 6:18 pm

Nobody can pander and be as self loathing as Beto…NOBODY!

Dead pol walking.

Going to be tough competing with Bill Clinton’s re-identification as an intern in a blue dress.

How about this for a new address: #1 Deadbeat Row.

Hickenlooper’s 0% voter support added into his own 0%, I guess Paddy now believes he has a shot at overtaking the margin of error. Heady days in his quest to rule the world.

I know – he’s going to announce Stacy Abrams as his running mate – that’s just got to be the golden ticket. Don’t you think?

Will Beto go full Fredo?

My it must be grand to fail to see how irrelevant oneself is.

Nah he’s coming to Texas to get out of the Presidential campaign and announce his candidacy for Senate. The Dems are going to pit him against Cornyn’s re-election.

    Possibly, but not likely. Air Force veteran MJ Hegar has already announced for the Democrat nomination, and Democrats want to use her to play the gender card against Cornyn – something the lily-white heterosexual male O’Rourke can’t get away with.

    Regardless – even if O’Rourke decides to switch to a Senate run, it is highly unlikely he will have the same success he had against Cruz. Say what you will about Cornyn, but he won’t underestimate O’Rourke the way Cruz did (the Republican Party activists I know were warning me that Cruz could blow the 2018 election because of his non-campaign campaign). Cornyn won’t be caught flat-footed like Cruz almost did. Also, in 2018 O’Rourke ran a squishy talk-out-of-both-sides-of-the-mouth campaign. This time, O’Rourke has run hard left on guns, taxes and open borders – something he would have to walk back in order to have a chance.

Sure hope that Miley Cyrus or someone of similar credibility shows up to give him a hand! Is Jane Fonda available?

Nauseating, isn’t it?

The Gary Hart of this election cycle, i.e., an empty suit in love with himself. Nothing to offer.

At some point, perhaps he will get tired of the humiliation and pull out of the race.

How does he announce this?

“We need open borders and take away everyone’s guns” or

“We need to take everyone’s guns and open our borders”

Which one will play best in Peoria?

“Major address on Thursday…”

Holy cow, I can’t wait!

Vote for me because: I look like a Kennedy, my wife is a billionaire’s only heir and I’m not as vapid as Kirsten Gillibrand.

Beto O’Dork is a failure,nothing more to be said.

At this point, I question whether it is even remotely feasible for a Dhimmi-crat apparatchik to express a political vision and philosophy that isn’t rooted in an ingrate’s sensibility, self-flagellation, pessimism, contrived, distorted and hyperbolic evaluations of past sins and general perpetual vilification of the U.S. (and, by extension, half of its citizens).

I mean, how hard is it to say, “We’re not a perfect country, we’ve made mistakes, but, we’re always improving and we’re committed to doing better, and, this is still a great country and we’re blessed to live here and enjoy the fruits of Liberty.”

Isn’t this a fair and objective view?

Just admit you are a major failure and go home.

In 1998, Beto was drunko in El Paso.

If you are a Democrat, leaving a young woman to drown in your car isn’t disqualifying.

“Major address?” Sounds like a “major award” — the equivalent of the leg lamp.

The problem with Beto beside his extremism is that he comes across as weird. WHO posts himself at the dentist???