The Democratic field for president is starting to narrow itself down.
And with over 20 candidates in the race, it’s a complete free for all to see who can hang on in the coming months.
But one top Trump challenger is now just days away from losing everything.
Robert “Beto” O’Rourke was supposed to be the Democratic Party’s key frontrunner for the presidential primary.
The man who became famous for spending 80 million dollars in a failed Senate campaign against Ted Cruz last year began his presidential campaign this year with great expectations.
But it didn’t take long for his campaign to start crashing down around him.
When Beto announced he was running for president he immediately skyrocketed to the top of the polls.
But in past weeks, his campaign standing has only continued to decline as more existing candidates have emerged to take him on, including Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, and Kamala Harris.
Now, Beto is looking like he’s being left in the dust.
And this may just be the last gasp of his campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reports, “Beto O’Rourke is trying to revive his barely four-month-old presidential campaign—again.”
“After a shaky debate performance—the first opportunity the crowded field of Democratic candidates had to introduce themselves on a national stage—the former Texas congressman made his sixth trip to Iowa for Fourth of July week, driving 540 miles in an RV with his wife and three children. At carnivals, house parties, a baseball game and an Independence Day parade here, Mr. O’Rourke, who tried more national media appearances in May after stagnant early poll numbers, returned to the loosely structured, grassroots campaigning style he is known for,” adds the Wall Street Journal.
Mixing up the campaign strategy is something Beto has to do out of desperation.
His campaign is in complete free fall as he’s watching his poll number collapse from underneath him and his fundraising drying up, at the same time that other candidates are watching skyrocketing returns as they enter the top tier of Democratic primary candidates.
Beto meanwhile is being left in the dust by his own party, who now considers him to be relatively old news.
Beto is now apparently throwing everything he has at Iowa, which serves as the first state to vote in next year’s Democratic nomination contest.
“Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign is now expanding its staff, focusing on immigration and his background representing a border city and counting on picking up supporters in small settings and one-on-one introductions, including in parts of Iowa other candidates have yet to visit. Mr. O’Rourke has visited 43 of the state’s 99 counties and taken 480 questions from Iowa voters, according to his campaign,” reports the Wall Street Journal.
The only problem with this strategy is that it gives the former Congressman even less time to plan out how to climb out of the hole he has found himself in.
With the Iowa Caucus just over six months away, there’s little time for him to change strategy or focus on another path to winning the nomination.
And if he fails in Iowa, that will mark the final end of Beto’s presidential campaign.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.