At Real Clear Politics, William Murchison suggests that Robert “Beto” O’Rourke has misjudged his moment, and the people of Texas. They simply aren’t interested in a liberal Democrat who supported the unproven allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. Murchison writes:
There are tides in the affairs of men, we are reliably assured, which, taken at the flood, lead on to fortune. Does that mean Texans may expect the ascent of Rep. Beto O’Rourke to the U.S. Senate, on a flood of antagonism toward Donald Trump?
Hanged if I see any such prospect cresting out there in the political sea. I say so in spite of all the cash supposedly deluging O’Rourke’s campaign organization.
I say so, additionally, despite the forest of “Beto” signs surrounding my premises. My conservative neighborhood has given over, at least somewhat, to admiration of a liberal Democrat seeking to displace a right-wing Republican senator?! Oh, come on.
My spies tell me there’s going to be payback at the polls over the manhandling of an honorable and qualified jurist, whose confirmation Beto O’Rourke acknowledges he would have tried to block.
The congressman from El Paso, I am guessing, misjudges both his moment and his territory. But that’s his problem, not Texas’.
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