Whatever happened to Robert Frances “Beto” O’Rourke?
Just a couple of months ago he was coasting in top-tier status as a very real possibility to win the 2020 presidential nomination.
And now? O’Nowheresville.
How did this happen? When did Beto’s mojo become a no-go?
Margaret Carlson thinks she knows. And here, from her latest commentary at thedailybeast.com,. is her thinking on the subject.
Beto O’Rourke has flamed out. It’s not just me saying it. Polls have shown him slipping for weeks and on Wednesday Quinnipiac confirmed the worst. The one-time wonder Beto O’Rourke is at 5 percent, behind every other first-tier candidate.
You can thank, or blame, women who make up almost 58 percent of the primary electorate for Beto’s decline. Disproportionately, they don’t like him.
Is Ms Carlson right?
Personally, I’m not so sure. I kind of thought it might have more to do with the fact that his lack of any qualifications and narcissistic personality became more of a hindrance when there were 23 other candidates to choose from than they were when he was one of the only candidates.
But, putting myself a woman’s shoes as best I can, I can find merit in Ms. Carlson’s theory.
A man who thinks I would be interested in watching him at the dentist or getting a haircut is not a man I would want to date. And certainly would not want with his finger on the nuclear trigger. I’d be too worried he might think pulling that trigger would make a really neat-o TV segment.
In any event, for whatever the reasons, it looks like the bye bye Beto continuum continues apace….or is it arourke?
Now what about De Blasio…