The Democratic presidential field is the largest in history.
And with so many candidates in the race to take on President Donald Trump next year, many candidates are taking any advantage they can get in this race.
Name ID and money are the two biggest restrictions that candidates face, and if someone has neither, they won’t last long in the grueling primary process that lies ahead.
This has led to some candidates who are on the decline or have been stuck polling in the low single digits to do some desperate moves to get their name out there.
And one such candidate is Beto O’Rourke, who was once hailed as the future of the Democratic Party and a serious presidential contender, only to see his star fade shortly after entering the race for the nomination.
Beto has been joined by fellow Democrat Pete Buttigieg, the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg was once seen as the successor to Beto, whose standing began to fall when Mayor Pete’s began to rise, but he too has been on the decline for some weeks now.
And both men had the same idea for getting their name back out there in a desperate bid to reclaim their position in the Democratic primary.
“Beto O’Rourke said Monday he would ‘absolutely’ do a Fox News town hall — breaking with some of his Democratic rivals who’ve sworn off the pro-Trump network,” reports Politico.
Fox News has hosted a few Democratic candidates thus far, including Mayor Pete.
And now Beto is begging Fox for an interview with them as well as he tries to make his candidacy relevant again.
Beto’s running out of tricks now, and his campaign is rapidly collapsing by the hour as people move on to follow other, more interesting, Democratic primary candidates.
And Beto thinks that getting on Fox News would be a good way for him to turn the ship around.
“This campaign is about going to where people are, and you see that physically in where I show up. But it also has to be in those channels or those social media streams where people get their news and their information. That also includes Fox,” said Beto.
“O’Rourke’s remarks come a day after South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participated in a town hall hosted by Fox News’ Chris Wallace in New Hampshire. Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar have done events on the channel, as well,” adds Politico.
This strategy of begging Fox to get on their network, is a growing strategy among several Democratic candidates who thought they’d be at the top of the pack but have since fallen off a cliff in terms of donors and their standing in the polls.
“O’Rourke has recently started going on national TV more as he seeks to regain his footing in the primary. He was at 5 percent nationally in the most recent POLITICO/Morning Consult poll,” concludes Politico.
We will keep you up to date with any new developments in this ongoing story.