Just a matter of weeks after launching his presidential campaign, the whole thing is beginning to collapse.
And now he’s just received news that could bring his campaign to an end.
Beto O’Rourke was supposed to be the Democrats’ new favorite thing.
The man made famous for spending 80 million dollars in a failed Senate campaign against Ted Cruz in 2018 launched his presidential campaign this year with great expectations.
But it didn’t take long for the whole plan to start crashing down around him.
And now the signs that Beto’s campaign could be collapsing are showing themselves in a big way.
“Pete Buttigieg’s fast-rising 2020 presidential campaign is cutting into Beto O’Rourke’s viral mojo,” reports The Hill.
Things are much worse for Beto than simply another candidate jumping in the race however.
“O’Rourke, the former Texas congressman who became a media phenomenon when he nearly toppled Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) last year, has been eclipsed in recent weeks by Buttigieg, the upstart South Bend, Ind., mayor who has won headline after headline and changed national perceptions about his candidacy,” adds The Hill.
It’s clear that the Democratic party primary isn’t big enough for both Buttigieg and Beto.
One of them is going to have to drop out sooner or later.
And all signs are starting to point to Beto as being the first one to fall.
His campaign has been hampered by high expectations and poor results.
And his lack of policy chops has led to him being mocked on the campaign trail for being all fluff with no substance.
Buttigieg meanwhile has enjoyed growing support due to his misleading attacks on Vice President Mike Pence, a favorite target of the Democratic electorate.
And his rapid rise to fame is now starting to mimic Beto’s own rise during the 2018 election cycle.
The comparisons between Beto and Buttigieg aren’t helping Beto either.
“As white men and two of the youngest candidates in the field, Buttigieg, 37, and O’Rourke, 46, are natural competitors. Both candidates are seeking to convince Democrats that the party needs a generational change as they chase former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who are both in their 70s,” adds the Daily Caller.
Polling is also showing a slump for Beto and a rise for Buttigieg, with the latter overtaking the former in the past few polls of the Democratic electorate.
And worse yet, it seems the trajectory is only going to continue to help Buttigieg and hinder Beto.
While there is still time to turn it around, Beto’s campaign has to act quick before things completely fall apart.
The winner of the Democratic primary, already the most crowded nomination contest in history, will go on to face off against President Donald Trump in the November 2020 elections as Trump seeks a second four-year term in the White House.
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