Beto O’Rourke’s 2020 campaign is showing signs of flailing about as much as his arms. The failed Senate candidate shot off from the fund-raising starting line raking in a cool $6.1 million in a day but has since been bested by former Vice President Joe Biden, who is not actually a candidate…yet. What’s more is that Beto appears to be high-centered among the now 18-strong gaggle of Democrats vying to oust Trump. Even more ominous may be the signs that Beto is failing miserably in the Midwest, as he veers further Left in his rhetoric with newcomer Mayor Pete Buttigieg the newest recipient of the media’s drooling. All in all, Beto could likely become just another political obituary in the cemetery of heir apparents that never got past Iowa. Time will tell.
Here’s more from The Daily Wire…
Beto O’Rourke’s campaign to be president started out well enough, but things haven’t exactly taken off as expected for the former Member of Congress and once-failed Senate candidate from Texas.
O’Rourke’s fundraising began with a bang; the candidate, who had never before launched a national campaign, raised $6.1 million in under 24 hours, besting a previous record set by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). But unlike Sanders, O’Rourke’s numbers haven’t gone up since he announced his interest in the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, and according to Politico, he’s mired in the middle of the pack, competing against only second-string candidates.
Sanders is “far ahead” in both polling and fundraising (though he’s still running several points behind former Vice President Joe Biden, who hasn’t even entered the race yet), and O’Rourke is now trailing South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who quickly supplanted O’Rourke as the young upstart Democratic “golden child,” raising an impressive $7 million in just a few days on the stump, and drawing much larger crowds and much more media attention.