Beto O’Rourke was hoping to keep his campaign alive through a frantic gun control pitch, but nothing went as planned.
Instead of having his threats to seize guns cheered, he was heckled at Newtown, and faced criticism for not including some Sandy Hook families. With his insanity becoming a talking point on the View, it was the last straw in a train wreck of a campaign.
Yesterday, O’Rourke’s people were promising a big push for Iowa.
With just about three months until Iowa begins voting in the first-in-the-nation caucuses, Democrat Beto O’Rourke is planning a big push in that state as he continues to struggle to qualify for future presidential debates.
O’Rourke, who has already visited the state more than most of the Democratic contenders, has 12 events planned over 5 days in 10 cities starting on Friday in Iowa, the state that will be first to vote on Feb. 3, 2020.
The push comes as the former El Paso Congressman has struggled in polling both nationally and in Iowa. Earlier in 2019, O’Rourke was polling over 10 percent and considered one of the front runners. Now, he’s struggling to hit 3 percent — a key requirement to qualify for the next presidential debate in Atlanta. Candidates need to hit 3 percent in four recognized national polls to make the debate stage in November. O’Rourke has hit that mark in two polls since Sept. 13. He needs to hit 3 percent in two more polls before Nov. 13. In December, candidates will have to hit 4 percent or more.
And then reality kicked in.
And now, Robert Francis ‘Miserable Failure’ O’Rourke is dropping out. He isn’t planning a Senate run yet. But Beto makes plans at the very last minute.
Next up, a campaign for dog catcher on a platform of confiscating all the dogs.