Poor Beto: Down on his luck, but not cash-strapped
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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5 thoughts on “Poor Beto: Down on his luck, but not cash-strapped”
He raised $69 million from out of state. He was so greedy he wouldn’t share it with any other candidate. Bill Clinton did the same thing. Hoarded all the money he raised because he was afraid he wouldn’t get to keep his job as the world’s biggest grifter. Now they’re touting this phony punk as a presidential candidate,along with all the other wanna-be’s.
Isn’t his wife the only daughter of an uber wealthy real estate developer?
Typical Dem. Rich and getting more rich, while “watching out for the little guy”.
He came so close because we are being invader by refugees from California escaping their high taxes and regulations. Only problem is they turn around and vote like they are back in CA. Some people are just dumb and dumber.
Cruz literally had no presence that we saw from Central Texas to the New Mexico border. Beto started his campaign at least a year ago. He heavily targeted universities, he had bumper stickers, t-shirts and yard signs out for at least a year. Any weekend I happened to be in the San Marcos square I saw Texas State groups that came from a Beto event. His supporters were energized. Cruz dialed it in and followed the old school play book of starting to campaign after Labor Day. He had one sign at our community center for early voting versus fifty for Beto. I don’t know if he was counting on Abbott to carry him but he really didn’t put in an effort that I saw. Frankly had Trump not come to Houston and had his rally I’m not sure he would have made it.
Blotto Bob only got as many votes as he did thanks to all the Democrats who fled California’s high taxes by moving into Texas. That and the illegal alien votes which O’Keefe of Project Veritas exposed.
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