Saturday, November 02, 2019

Beto didn't see that coming

So Beto O'Rourke has dropped out.

His campaign was already running on fumes, but I take it what utterly tanked his campaign was when he started talking about confiscating people's guns by using police to go door to door on no-knock raids. It conjured images of Gestapo going door to door to take away guns from Americans. Many police would have flat-out refused to do this. And that's something which many Democrats would have resisted too (e.g. libertarian-leaning Democrats). It's about as un-American as anyone can get, i.e., to forcibly keep Americans from exercising their constitutional right and violate the second amendment.

Not to mention his idea about taxing churches probably wasn't very popular even among Democrats in his own state of Texas.

By the way, I guess this means Beto won't have much of a political future. At least not in Texas. Not after going after guns and churches so hard. At best, maybe Austin will take him.

I presume Beto's supporters will move to either Warren or Sanders. Sure, Beto had the drunken frat boy demographic cornered, but I'm not sure if that will make much of a difference to either Warren or Sanders. It's not like Beto had a lot of support overall. I think he was polling maybe 4% at the national level.

Anyway this narrows the Democratic field. I might conclude this is a bad thing from a Republican perspective, but again Beto wasn't making many waves, so maybe all it amounts to is a collective shrug.

1 comment:

  1. Kamala Harris also downsized her New Hampshire operations significantly, saying she was going to focus her full guns on Iowa.