During November’s election my neighbor outside downtown Austin was filled with Beto signs. No one publicly supported Ted Cruz, even if they supported Ted Cruz.
Texas isn’t nearly as red a state as California is blue, and it’s getting even less so. Still to win in Texas a Democrat you need to run as a Texas Democrat. Wendy Davis didn’t, and lost big time. Beto O’Rourke didn’t, raised astronomical sums of money, and performed respectably — because he was running against… Ted Cruz.
Now he’s running for President, though he hasn’t formally announced yet, though he didn’t even win a Senate seat in his home state of Texas. It used to be that when you launched a campaign you did it with a book. That proved you were serious and had ideas.
Beto O’Rourke, though, has a new travel blog (HT: Scott G.)
A lot of big trucks rolling down Pancake Blvd and there aren’t any sidewalks. Gloomy early morning sky in Liberal Kansas. Snow melt on the side of the road where I’m running. I find a vacant lot to cut through to another street, also busy and without sidewalks.
I woke up after a good night’s sleep. Snow coming down in gentle big flakes. Salud was taking a shower, so I went downstairs to use the basement bathroom. Came back up and put my tights, shorts, long socks, tshirt and overshirt on.
There was a time you might even say this was disqualifying but then Bill Clinton answered the question about boxers or briefs and still won. So talk of putting on tights while Congressman Salud Carbajal showers may just ensure victory.