Democratic 2020 candidate Beto O’Rourke had an amazing start to his campaign but it is going downhill… FAST.
On Friday during a campaign event at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, O’Rourke’s couldn’t even gather 50 people for the event. Sad!
“Around 35 people here to see Beto O’Rourke at UNLV,” Bloomberg reporter Emma Kinery tweeted. “The rally was supposed to be held in the courtyard outside, but students told me no one is on campus on Fridays bc it’s mainly a commuter school.”
The commuter school excuse is a pathetic one. President Trump holds rallies that aren’t even on campuses that gather thousands and thousands of people, many who drive from out of state to attend the rallies.
Around 35 people here to see Beto O’Rourke at UNLV. The rally was supposed to be held in the courtyard outside, but students told me no one is on campus on Fridays bc it’s mainly a commuter school. pic.twitter.com/zFygogVAe6
— Emma Kinery (@EmmaKinery) 26 апреля 2019 г.
O’Rourke’s presidential campaign has been on the decline in recent weeks. Check out what the Daily Caller reported:
O’Rourke has seen somewhat of a decline in recent weeks despite having raised $6.1 million in the first 24 hours of his campaign. That number led all of the candidates up until former Vice President Joe Biden out-raised him earlier this week.
O’Rourke’s popularity in the media has also steadily declined in recent weeks. During the week of March 31-April 6, his name was mentioned on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News a total of 300 times, according to FiveThirtyEight. The only candidate whose name was mentioned more was independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The following week, Sanders and four other presidential candidates were mentioned more frequently on the network than he was. O’Rourke did rebound last week to finish fourth in cable news mentions but he has not surpassed the 200 mention mark since.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson suggested earlier this month that media stopped fawning over the former Texas congressman for a “younger, hotter candidate” in South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
It’s pretty astonishing how O’Rourke was able to raise $6.1 million in the first day of his campaign but can only get 35 people to show up to one of his rallies.
This wasn’t the first campaign event for O’Rourke that was a total disaster.
Earlier in the month at a town hall event at the University of Iowa on Sunday, O’Rourke showed up to a ballroom that was barely half filled with only 120 people to see him. The worst part of the situation was that many of the people who were present at the event were not even supporters of O’Rourke considering high school students were at the event for an extra credit assignment.
The Washington Examiner reported that “O’Rourke’s crowd was smaller than they anticipated, particularly in a city of 75,000 with a major university. The crowd was less than half the size of audiences drawn by O’Rourke’s rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders, at similar events in smaller towns,” and added that most students “appeared to have ulterior motives for being there. Julian Wallace, 18, was clad in O’Rourke garb but told the Examiner that he was only wearing it as proof for an extra-credit assignment.”
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