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CNN to host Beto O'Rourke town hall May 21: Updated with a Livestream link

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Just as a reminder:

Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke will speak at a CNN town hall at 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 21.

CNN's Dana Bash will moderate the town hall from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman who lost a high-profile Senate race to incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz last year, announced his long-anticipated presidential campaign in March.

He enjoyed a strong launch, raising $6.1 million on his first day in the race and calling for the national hierarchy "to be broken apart" at his first rally in his hometown of El Paso. But a CNN poll last month of Democratic or Democratic-leaning independent voters shows O'Rourke in fifth place with 6% -- a drop from 13% in the previous poll.


Edited to add a link to the article https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/13/politics/beto-orourke-cnn-town-hall/index.html

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Reply CNN to host Beto O'Rourke town hall May 21: Updated with a Livestream link (Original post)
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 OP
left-of-center2012 May 2019 #1
W_HAMILTON May 2019 #2
Indygram May 2019 #3
RLG May 2019 #4
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #5
Indygram May 2019 #6
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #7
Indygram May 2019 #8
dalton99a May 2019 #9
Indygram May 2019 #10
dalton99a May 2019 #15
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #11
Indygram May 2019 #12
wildflower May 2019 #13
Indygram May 2019 #14
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #17
dalton99a May 2019 #16
Indygram May 2019 #18
dalton99a May 2019 #19
RLG May 2019 #20
dalton99a May 2019 #21
RLG May 2019 #23
JI7 May 2019 #26
Indygram May 2019 #22
dalton99a May 2019 #24
Indygram May 2019 #25
dalton99a May 2019 #27
Indygram May 2019 #28
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #29
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #30
Indygram May 2019 #31
dalton99a May 2019 #32
MustLoveBeagles May 2019 #33

Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 07:09 PM

1. I'll watch

 

I keep hoping he gets more 'traction'.

I liked him as a Senate candidate, but he seems lost in the 22+ for President.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Tue May 21, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. He purposefully started off his campaign by reaching out to voters directly and avoiding big media.

 

Now that he is doing more appearances, I imagine the voters will take to him the same way they did Buttigieg once they saw more of him.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:07 PM

3. I've watched every one of his town halls for about two months

 

And he is always very, very well received. He has the perfect balance of being incredibly intelligent, really knowing issues and the actual history related to the issues, having sensible, do-able ideas and the ability to motivate/inspire/excite people to action. Add to that the way he listens and hears and includes everyone in the solution and he is just something so special. Every once in awhile someone who asks a question will bring up an issue or idea where he could either learn more or the person has a good idea and he actually gets their info and really gets back to them to get their input. I've never seen a more sincere and authentic candidate other than Jimmy Carter.
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Response to W_HAMILTON (Reply #2)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:10 PM

4. I think he's doing it his way plus using the MSM on his own terms.

 

Plus, there's the HBO documentary next week.
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Tue May 21, 2019, 08:11 PM

5. It's a big field and we have a lot of great candidtates

 

I really hope this townhall and the debates help him.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:00 PM

6. Who is watching?

 

It's going to be awesome!
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Response to Indygram (Reply #6)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:14 PM

7. Unfortunatly I can't

 


I don't have DirectTV anymore. I may post a link later on.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #7)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:19 PM

8. Bummer...he's doing awesome

 

The audience loves him.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #8)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:22 PM

9. Yep, he's doing a bang-up job

 

Very clear and thoughtful responses - the impeachment question was excellent


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #9)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:29 PM

10. Yes, it's one home run after another

 

I'm so proud to be a supporter.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #10)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:46 PM

15. There was method behind all that hectic travel doing townhalls all over the country since March

 

He gained valuable experience at the ground level listening to people


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Response to Indygram (Reply #8)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:36 PM

11. I'm watching now

 

He's killin it!
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #11)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:43 PM

12. Yes, he is!

 

He has been absolutely perfect so far.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:44 PM

13. Just saw his answer on health care

 

He's good.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:46 PM

14. #CNNTownHall is trending...woo hoo

 

Very positive comments on twitter other than the obvious Russian and MAGA trolls and bots posting that Beto is a furry, lol.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #14)

Tue May 21, 2019, 09:54 PM

17. I'm glad

 

He deserves some positive publicity for a change.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:13 PM

18. Standing Ovation baby

 

That audience LOVES him!
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Response to Indygram (Reply #18)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:15 PM

19. He clearly struck a chord

 

big time


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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:21 PM

20. He was awesome!

 

For those detractors who say he isn't "intelligent enough" nor "can think fast on his feet", I hope tonight's town hall ends that talk.

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Response to RLG (Reply #20)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:27 PM

21. +1. A guy who raised $80M and an army of volunteers and put the fear of God in Texas Republicans

 

I wouldn't call him dumb, slow, or lazy










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Response to dalton99a (Reply #21)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:54 PM

23. Some in here were calling him that.

 

nt
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Response to RLG (Reply #20)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:11 AM

26. some people think the only things that are happening are whatever is gossiped about by 24 hour

 

news pundits .
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Original post)

Tue May 21, 2019, 10:28 PM

22. I love the Town Hall for America addition to his website!

 

That's such a great idea!
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Response to Indygram (Reply #22)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:42 PM

24. The troll factory in St. Petersburg is very busy tonight

 

They're defacing every Beto thread in social media with stupid shit - the automation is noticeable

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #24)

Tue May 21, 2019, 11:53 PM

25. Let me guess...

 

"Beto is a furry!" and "Beto eats dirt!" are the two I saw the most, lol.

They are so dumb, lol.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #25)

Wed May 22, 2019, 12:43 AM

27. And now "Beto should stay in Texas"

 

and of course "Beto has no government experience", "Beto is not a Road Scholar", "Beto doesn't know how to say 'duck confit' in twelve languages" etc. etc.

Same old shit




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #27)

Wed May 22, 2019, 01:13 AM

28. The media pundits will all be in love with him again tomorrow

 

And then he will shoot up fast in the polls.
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Wed May 22, 2019, 07:39 PM

30. Does anyone know where to find a link to last night's Town Hall?

 

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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #30)

Wed May 22, 2019, 08:56 PM

31. There are a few long parts of it

 

on YouTube but I didn't see one in full.
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Response to MustLoveBeagles (Reply #30)

Wed May 22, 2019, 09:31 PM

32. Here is one:

 




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Response to dalton99a (Reply #32)

Wed May 22, 2019, 10:01 PM

33. Thank you

 

I'll post it in my OP.
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