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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:31 AM

 

Picture of Beto O'Rourke Running for Congress

I think Beto is the candidate who will have the most energy to handle this campaign which will just get more intense and we are just going to get into the hot summer days . He has gotten some not so good poll results lately but I think he is handling it well and not freaking out about it . This will be a positive for later on when people start to more seriously look into who they want to vote for.

the Weakness for Biden may be that I have heard he isn't that much into campaigning . I don't think attacks on Biden are very effective. He is too well known and those who attack him often come off looking worse. But I can see someone support another person because they stand out more and Biden lose some support just from not being as active on the ground . He was Senator for years from a safe seat so not as used to tough campaigns .

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 06:42 AM

1. I think that the public will be willing to give him another look after the debates.

 

This campaign is far from over. Go Beto!
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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:02 PM

4. I have a feeling he will be the talk of the debates.

 

I think way too many people are underestimating him and his support.
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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 09:04 AM

2. It's going to take someone truly battle testing in a NASTY, VOLATILE race

 

And Beto is clearly the MOST battle tested, and if that had of been a national race he would have won by a landslide. How close he came...in Texas...was incredible. And there is not a single one of the other candidates who could have come anywhere near doing what he did.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:06 PM

5. Debates

 

Beto will have to up his game in the debates. His outing w/evil Ted Cruz did not go as well as I had hoped. Cruz, as much as I hate to admit it, is a very good debater. I hated every word he spouted, but technically he is a master debater.

The Democratic field I think also has some crack debaters, so Beto will have to up his game to shine. He has good ideas but often he takes too long to hit the bullseye. Few of us has can deliver under such pressure. But he needs to do well to get back on track. I suspect Mayor Pete will be the big winner from the debates unless he gets ill or something.
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Response to sacto95834 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:29 PM

6. You forgot the Harvard Law School professor and the former California Attorney General

 

and the other Rhodes scholar who went to Yale Law School, and others

Lawyers are pretty good at arguing
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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:20 PM

10. No argument...

 

Lawyers can argue. But it's landing the sound bite that is lasting that will serve one better than a thoughtful argument. I think, and I may be wrong, but this is where Mayor Pete is most gifted of the field.
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Response to sacto95834 (Reply #10)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:10 PM

11. Biden won the soundbyte with the Giuliani 9-11 line

 

didn't help him much after. debates during a primary don't help much in the long run.
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Response to sacto95834 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:44 PM

7. I actually think the debates will expose weakness for

 

Mayor Pete. With no time in Washington I suspect he may not have a firm grasp on policies and how things work in the national arena.
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Response to sacto95834 (Reply #5)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 03:08 PM

9. Primary debates won't matter that much unless one really fucks up like Rubio

 

Obama didn't do that great in the primary debates. but he wasn't bad either.

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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 12:37 PM

3. Tireless and fearless.

 

I knew someone who stood at a corner with a D campaign sign and got water thrown in his face. This happened in the Austin area during the Iraq war.
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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:45 PM

8. Man, someone scoop this guy up as VP!

 

Good luck to Beto in the primaries, but if he does not get the nomination I can think of serveral possible campaigns that should grab him as VP.

Besides, he needs a job.

In politics, I mean.
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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:21 PM

12. He is the one I am presently leaning towards

 

I will remain Undecided until after the debates, but at this moment I think he has the best chance of winning a general election.

1) He can flip Texas which would be monumental.
2) He can appeal to the midwest states.
3) He will mobilise young people as he did for his Senate run. The last thing we need is young people being demotivated. Beto is dynamic, full of ideas and youthful himself.
4) He does not have baggage. Frankly against Trump none of our field will come off worse on this point, but Beto is new generation therefore his record is recent and cannot be distorted.There is no looking back on 1990 politics through the lens of 2020.
5) He has Obama campaign veterans on his team who have been through this before.
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Response to Otto Lidenbrock (Reply #12)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:24 PM

13. he can appeal to all the groups Biden does but is a far better campaigner

 

unlimited energy. while Biden does not like to campaign.
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Response to JI7 (Reply #13)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:44 PM

15. Appeals to Biden + Bernie constituencies

 

Industrial, somewhat older voters vs Progressive, younger voters.

Any candidate who has a lock on both will win.
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Response to JI7 (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:40 PM

14. So many recent pics of him. Why post this old one?

 

How old is it anyway?
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Response to cwydro (Reply #14)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:46 PM

16. about 10 years ago. it's a nice pic

 

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Response to JI7 (Reply #16)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 07:52 PM

17. Lol, uh huh.

 

Cute how you keep that undecided preference up.

Not fooling anyone.
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