Dumb stuff Beto says

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pokes16

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Beto, like most other Dims, can't even pander to the unwashed masses correctly. That's what happens when liberal elites try to hoodwink Les Deplorables!
 

oks10

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Anybody else get the impression that the Beto crowd is now the Butti crowd which is why we haven't really been hearing or seeing much support for Beto lately??
 
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Anybody else get the impression that the Beto crowd is now the Butti crowd which is why we haven't really been hearing or seeing much support for Beto lately??
People who hate Republicans more than they love socialism = Biden
People who love socialism more than they hate Trump = Bernie
People who hate "Straight White Men!" more than life itself = Harris, Buttsheesh, Booker, Warren, etc.
People who think the NRA killed their dog = Swalwell
People who need cash for the coming war with the robots = Yang
People who are "just trying to figure things out right now," = Beto

There's a dozen or so more. Not sure what everyone's pet causes are yet.
 

RxCowboy

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It’s almost as if the charisma mythos surrounding O’Rourke was wholly manufactured to try to defeat Ted Cruz. How curious.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2019/05/11/politics/beto-orourke-poll-of-the-week/index.html?r=https://t.co/d9sFTBzA2u
"For O'Rourke, good media attention -- like his "born to run" Vanity Fair cover -- is probably even more important than it is for other candidates."

A telling quote that fits well with your "manufactured charisma mythos" theory.
 
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Imma set the O/U at May 31.

Which side you want?
Over.
At this point, 18 dems have qualified for the first debate(s) at the end of June. Perez says they are capping the number of combatants at 20.
No “Kids’ table”, he says. It’ll be 2 nights, 10 “random” candidates per night. This is inherently nonsense. Whichever night has Uncle Joe is the main stage. Whichever night “randomly” has Bernie is the JV squad. IF somehow they both end up together, well then who are we kidding?

Any currently debate-qualified candidate would be nuts not to ride it out until they get a shot at a great one-liner against Biden that could put them in the thick of it.

I’m guessing the DNC will do what they can to keep that from happening. Biden is their Hillary this go-round.
 

RxCowboy

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Something to think about.. In the 2012 U.S. Senate race in Texas the D candidate spent just over $700k to win almost 3.2 million votes. In the 2018 race, Beto spent somewhere north of $70mil to win around 3.42 million votes. So, he ended up spending ~$70mil to win an extra 220k votes; not quite $320 per vote for that extra margin. And population growth over those six years in Texas would more than account for that extra number. He's very good at getting mediocre results with massive amounts of other people's money (which probably makes him a perfect D candidate.)
 

CaliforniaCowboy

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Over.
At this point, 18 dems have qualified for the first debate(s) at the end of June. Perez says they are capping the number of combatants at 20.
No “Kids’ table”, he says. It’ll be 2 nights, 10 “random” candidates per night. This is inherently nonsense. Whichever night has Uncle Joe is the main stage. Whichever night “randomly” has Bernie is the JV squad. IF somehow they both end up together, well then who are we kidding?

Any currently debate-qualified candidate would be nuts not to ride it out until they get a shot at a great one-liner against Biden that could put them in the thick of it.

I’m guessing the DNC will do what they can to keep that from happening. Biden is their Hillary this go-round.
I'm leaning toward the other view.... that it would be "best" if Sanders and Bidden were on the same stage, and then see what emerges from the other stage as the candidates actually get to debate what they're about, without being over shadowed by the two headed clown show.

It could actually be a huge launching point for Williamson, or Harris or some others if they really "shine" in the 2nd stage, and push themselves into the mainstream.

The democrats do not want the same-ole, same-ole, but that is what is being pushed in their faces at the moment.

I sort of like the idea.