Failed Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke is not fairing as well in 2020 presidential polls as he and many liberals had projected.
That’s apparently not sitting well with MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D., Texas) has seen his polls decline and his once adoring media coverage disappear since joining the 2020 presidential field, but he found a sympathetic face on Friday: MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace.
Wallace, a former Republican who’s perhaps the network’s most fanatic opponent of the Trump White House, has long been an admirer of O’Rourke, calling him an “all-star” last year and saying his upstart 2018 Texas Senate campaign was “one of the best stories.” O’Rourke lost.
O’Rourke drew huge crowds and smashed fundraising records in his bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas). It hasn’t translated on a national stage, where he’s barely resonating with Democratic primary voters.
In a gushing interview on her daytime program Deadline: White House, Wallace criticized the “snarky” national press for dragging O’Rourke, asked him what the media could do better to cover him, and told him to grab one of MSNBC’s reporters whenever he didn’t “like what’s covered.”
O’Rourke is likely to soon be a failed presidential candidate, as well.
The former Democrat Congressman from Texas was recently mocked by the women of “The View,” a surefire bad sign for any liberal contender.
On Monday, in a shocking turn on “The View,” the audience, which had hitherto swooned in past shows over Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke, turned on him after hosts Meghan McCain and Whoopi Goldberg tore into him, with McCain attacking the media’s fawning coverage of him while pointing out that a woman would be pilloried if she left her kids and went on a road trip to find herself, as O’Rourke did after losing his Senate race to Ted Cruz in Texas. That elicited applause from the show’s typically leftist audience, which prompted Goldberg to agree with McCain and mock O’Rourke, bringing laughter.
McCain started by asserting:
I think there is, there’s a sort of cognitive dissonance; I don’t know which comes first; you’re right. Bernie, Biden, Buttigieg, they’re polling in the top three (unintelligible) in Iowa, New Hampshire, most swing states right now. Polls can change. I don’t know if it’s that journalists are following them because they’re doing so well; I will say it is noteworthy Pete Buttigieg is a minority in and of itself; he’s an openly gay man so that’s historical as well.
I will say that what bothers me of all the coverage of the candidates so far is — and I know you like him, but Beto’s coverage infuriates me on an almost daily basis. No woman could ever lose running for Senate and then go on a Jack Kerouac road trip, abandoning his wife and kids, finding himself (Goldberg starts laughing) then do an announcement on the cover of Vanity Fair, that’s what he did, and then going on — he did; he left them and went on a road trip to find himself after he lost. No woman could do that. And then he went on —
Did Beto just lose The View pic.twitter.com/kGvTG0eKwE
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) 29 апреля 2019 г.