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And Just Like That, Beto Leaps Into The Lead

The Evening Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Beto Mania Update:  As if on cue with this morning’s Campaign Update, a new poll commissioned by Moveon.org has Irish Bob O’Rourke surging into the lead in the 2020 Democrat nominating contest even before he formally announces his inevitable candidacy:

Excerpt from the NBC.com article on the poll…

An early straw poll of members of the progressive group MoveOn.org shows a wide-open competition for liberal voters in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest, with Rep. Beto O’Rourke narrowly beating out former Vice President Joe Biden…

The most popular potential candidate was O’Rourke, D-Texas, who was selected by 15.6 percent of respondents, followed by Biden at 14.9 percent, and then Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with 13.1 percent.

Now, a couple of things to note about this poll: First, it was conducted among the members of Moveon.org, who most observers would assume are on the left flank of the Democrat voter base, and five years ago that assumption would have been true.  But is it true now? Probably not – the Party has been pulled so far to the left over the last two years and Moveon.org’s members might well be to the right of the center of that particular leftwing universe these days.

Second, the poll did not include the Coughing Crook among its potential candidates, and anyone who thinks she has given up on her the presidential ambitions that have consumed her entire adult live is living in a dream world.

Third, the poll did include such Democrat luminaries as Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, Fauxcahontas and Micheal Bloomberg (who used to pretend to be a Republican), and represents very, very bad news for those characters. Harris and Booker were supposed to be the “young guns” in the 2020 Democrat field, and, after damaging themselves terribly during the Kavanaugh hearings, are in grave danger of seeing their rising moons eclipsed by the Beto Mania that is fast sweeping the country.

Irish Bob is going to be the Democrat nominee in 2020, as amazing as that might still seem to some of you. Yes, he’s a loser.  Yes, he has no real qualifications for the job. Yes, there are going to be 20 other candidates in the field.

But he’s going to be the nominee. Might as well just start printing up the bumper stickers now.

That is all.

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5 thoughts on “And Just Like That, Beto Leaps Into The Lead

  1. bobloblaw1967 - December 11, 2018

    very rarely is some who is the poll leader two years out the nominee. Dec 2006, Obama??? Polling at about 10% if that

    1. David Blackmon - December 11, 2018

      Get back to me in about 18 months.

      1. Carlos Dangler - December 12, 2018

        You’re probably right, David. As you said before, like O’Bama, he’s an empty suit, uh, I mean canvas that Democrats can fill in with whatever they want him to be. All he has to do is come up with a dreamy campaign slogan like “Hope and Change” and he’s in like O’Flynn.
        They’re already printing the campaign signs in Louisiana: GEAUX BETEAUX!

  2. Jimmy Macafee - December 12, 2018

    The bench is shallow, and the collective IQs low. If they’re desperate enough for this, it means they’re even considering Parry Murray and Hank Johnson too. And Maxine.

  3. Craig Chilcutt - December 12, 2018

    I agree David. And Andrew Gillum or Kamala Harris will be his running mate. I would almost bet the house. Almost.

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