WELP: Beto mania has almost completely fizzled out…

It looks like all of the buzz surrounding Beto O’Rourke has pretty much fizzled out according to a new report:

DAILY BEAST – In the days leading up to Beto O’Rourke’s presidential campaign, a top Republican opposition research firm was brimming with requests from political reporters angling for dirt.

America Rising, a political action committee that shared details of its internal inquiries with The Daily Beast, said the asks came from a dozen or more reporters and ranged from broad questions to more tailored points of interest.

But 10 weeks after O’Rourke’s official launch, those requests are virtually nonexistent.

“The requests for oppo on him have completely died off,” a staffer at the oppo group said.

The lack of oppo requests suggests a larger problem looming over O’Rourke’s campaign: a visible decline in public interest. Once elevated to the top of Democratic watch-lists, the former congressman is now registering in single digits in several national polls, nosediving from 12 percent in a Quinnipiac poll conducted in March to just 5 percent in the same survey in April.



It’s amazing too because the media was clamoring about him just a few months ago. But now I don’t see much in the media about him at all.

As the article suggests, his poll numbers have plummeted. They cite 5 percent in April, but a national poll from Quinnipiac that came out yesterday had Beto at just 2% behind five other Democrats. Biden led the poll with 35% with Sanders coming in a distant second at 16%. A separate poll from Morning Consult had similar numbers.

Winning changes everything, but I’m not sure he and others are going to last that long because election victories at the earliest would come next year and I’m betting his funds will dry up before that happens.

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48 thoughts on “WELP: Beto mania has almost completely fizzled out…

  1. Americans are easily bored. How long were we supposed to be interested in watching a guy tool around on a skateboard? And maybe I missed it, but did he ever come out w/ a policy.. a policy about ANYTHING:?

  2. Well, “Mayor Pete” jumped in. You can’t expect him to compete against a gay man…..

  3. I say he will dropout before the end of summer. Why should the voters waste their time on him when they have Pete Buttigieg who pretty much is playing to the same demographic as he is.

  4. He stopped standing on countertops and tables… that’s why!

    Anyways, Dems have a real Beta now; why need Beto?

  5. We saw the same thing with Wendy Davis after she lost to Greg Abbott. Once they have outlived their usefulness to the Democratic party, they are thrown to the junk pile.

  6. Beta Boy is one of a number of Dems who need to bow out because they’re wasting their time.

  7. So now the worthless candidate who flails his hands like he’s drowning actually IS drowning!!! 😆

  8. According to Mediate the folks over there claim Beto is hot and had a killer town hall and is back.

  9. Beto was always a lightweight. He benefited in his Senate run from a wave of anti-Trump Democrats and from a 2016-primary-wounded and media vilified Ted Cruz.

    On a packed national stage, Beto’s no-policy hand-waving table-jumping ADHD punk persona just couldn’t generate any traction… even with idiot Democrats.

  10. So now the worthless candidate who flails his hands like he’s drowning actually IS drowning!!! 😆

  11. According to Mediate the folks over there claim Beto is hot and had a killer town hall and is back.

  12. Beto was always a lightweight. He benefited in his Senate run from a wave of anti-Trump Democrats and from a 2016-primary-wounded and media vilified Ted Cruz.

    On a packed national stage, Beto’s no-policy hand-waving table-jumping ADHD punk persona just couldn’t generate any traction… even with idiot Democrats.

  13. You can’t spell “Beto O’Rourke” without a zero. I hope he disappears for good… soon!

  14. This seems to have happened on our side the last two elections… one candidate soars then fails… I hope Biden is next. But the mayor with the difficult name would be a good candidate… as long as they all fade, I’m good.

  15. Awwwwwwww, I was so hoping that Francis Rourke would be on the big debate stage, he’d enter stage left on his skateboard, do a double flip over BS who wouldn’t known it, Biden would duck and cover and grab Fauxahauntus from behind….

  16. The media has run off to join Mayor Butt, but I think his star will fade eventually also; I think he’s actually vying for the #2 spot (no pun intended).

  17. Time to go back to El Paso and fertilize the garden while starting his soup kitchen for illegals.

  18. Americans are easily bored. How long were we supposed to be interested in watching a guy tool around on a skateboard? And maybe I missed it, but did he ever come out w/ a policy.. a policy about ANYTHING:?

  19. Well, “Mayor Pete” jumped in. You can’t expect him to compete against a gay man…..

    1. And a YOUNG gay man as well. Buttigieg is the ultimate dangerous decoy. Looks good on the outside, well-spoken, is a vet and has all the politically correct creds. All the things to distract the ignorant from seeing his destructive Leftist ideology. He’s what they expected from Obama and didn’t get. In fact, it’s probably worse and that is that he’s what they expected from Obama but essentially will deliver more of it.

  20. We saw the same thing with Wendy Davis after she lost to Greg Abbott. Once they have outlived their usefulness to the Democratic party, they are thrown to the junk pile.

  21. Beta Boy is one of a number of Dems who need to bow out because they’re wasting their time.

  22. I say he will dropout before the end of summer. Why should the voters waste their time on him when they have Pete Buttigieg who pretty much is playing to the same demographic as he is.

  23. But, that won’t stop him from scamming campaign donation checks from old ladies for the next year. Never surrender as long as there’s another sucker you can scam, right John Kasich?

  24. He stopped standing on countertops and tables… that’s why!

    Anyways, Dems have a real Beta now; why need Beto?

  25. Beta Boy has repeatedly given up his masculinity at every turn. How can anyone who continues to be nothing but apologetic for being a man expect to be a leader? Good riddance to Beta Boy! May his name fade quickly from politics.

  26. You can’t spell “Beto O’Rourke” without a zero. I hope he disappears for good… soon!

  27. Time to go back to El Paso and fertilize the garden while starting his soup kitchen for illegals.

  28. Beta Boy has repeatedly given up his masculinity at every turn. How can anyone who continues to be nothing but apologetic for being a man expect to be a leader? Good riddance to Beta Boy! May his name fade quickly from politics.

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