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Thu Apr 18, 2019, 07:06 AM

 

O'Rourke Stays Away from TV

https://politicalwire.com/2019/04/17/orourke-stays-away-from-tv/

O’Rourke Stays Away from TV
April 17, 2019 at 10:18 pm EDT By Taegan Goddard


Politico: “O’Rourke’s cable absenteeism diverges with the omnipresence of other 2020 candidates, particularly South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, whose media saturation strategy corresponds with his recent rise in polls and surprise early fundraising successes.”

Said O’Rourke: “We have held more town halls in the month and four days that we’ve been doing this than I think any other candidate, because meeting you eyeball to eyeball, to me, is so much more satisfying than being on cable TV and in a soundbite.”

He added: “At some point, I may have to give in and be on your television set, but right now I want to be with you in person
.”
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:30 AM

1. I bet this is why some of the media have been a bit snarky towards him

 

and try to falsely imply he is fizzling out. They are trying to manipulate O'Rourke into giving more TV interviews but he wants to meet the voters and work hard campaigning instead. He is playing it smart by avoiding peaking too soon.
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Response to Indygram (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:23 AM

4. For most of his travels in Texas he was ignored or mentioned as a curiosity by the local media

 

The guy truly couldn't care less
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 08:58 AM

2. He's playing the long game

 

I like his strategy; literally going door to door not only in Iowa and New Hampshire, but South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia. I'm sure he's making plans to go to other states as well.

Not to mention, there's the HBO documentary coming out next month.
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 09:17 AM

3. There is another reason

 

He's often in the boonies, and he'd rather spend that spare time talking to his kids

He knows how the media can turn on him on a dime.
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