I wonder who is more upset that Beto lost in Texas?
Beto or Hollywood?
Meh, it’s probably Hollywood.
After all, Beto might be down, but he’s hardly cash-strapped.
And I don’t know about you, but the “Beto 2020” buzz is about as shocking as worms on a sidewalk after a summer rain.
Jesse Kelly said early on that the Beto for Senate campaign in Texas was never about winning Texas; it was about Beto building a campaign war chest to run for national office.
Although I am rather surprised that he managed to garner 48.3% of the vote.
I really had him pegged for getting beaten by five points at least.
Then again, maybe some of those incessant, unwelcome text messages worked on some folks.
Now, I’m not from Texas. And though I know several people who live there, I can’t say as I have a good feel for the mood of the state.
However, I do find it odd that Abbott got almost four hundred thousand more votes than Cruz – meaning some folks who voted for Abbott also cast their vote for Beto. Which seems counterintuitive.
From where I sit I can’t help but wonder if Ted Cruz’s likeability problem had something to do with Beto’s better than expected numbers.
And I’m saying that as someone who supported Ted in the 2016 primary.
But let’s face it, he’s kind of wooden and robotic. As smart and capable as he is, Cruz comes off cold and not especially personable. His jokes are memorized as is his stump speech – and you can tell.
“Laid back” or “cool” are not words one would use to describe Ted Cruz. And faced with someone who is both, I guess it isn’t shocking that the race was this close.
Not everybody is a political animal. Some people vote on likeability alone – even if the guy they like won’t hesitate to screw them over once in office.
Which explains how Obama got elected twice.
Now, I could be totally wrong. Maybe the likeability factor had nothing to do with it.
Like I said, I’m not a Texan. So you folks in Texas, feel free to give me your take in the comments.
Either way, there are enough sane people in Texas to keep Beto the Hollywood Leftist out of the Senate.
Why someone like Beto doesn’t just move to California or New York and run for Senate there is a mystery to me. He’d be a shoe-in.
He could easily beat Chuck Schumer or Kamala Harris in a primary in 2022 without breaking a sweat. Which, for Beto, would be a refreshing change of pace.
If he had been the one challenging DiFi in California yesterday, he’d have beaten her like a redheaded stepchild.
The fact is, he doesn’t want to be a US Senator, does he?
No. He just wanted to build a campaign war chest to prepare for a Presidential run.
I wonder who should feel more used? The Texans who voted for him or the idiots in New York and Los Angeles who funded his campaign?
Meh, it’s probably the Texans who voted for him.
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